New Mexico PBS presents a free screening of the film Adios Amor: The Search for Maria Moreno on Tuesday, Oct. 8 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at UNM's Dane Smith Hall, Rm. 324.
Before Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez, there was Maria Moreno. In Adios Amor, the discovery of lost photographs taken more than 50 years ago sparks the search for a hero who history forgot: a migrant mother of 12 in the passionate pursuit of justice for farmworkers.
Haunted by a personal tragedy and blessed with a gift for oratory, Maria rolled up her sleeves, collected signatures and electrified audiences, becoming the first female farmworker in America to be hired as a union organizer.
Join NM PBS, along with co-sponsors UNM Department of Chicana/o Studies, Southwest Hispanic Research Institute and the Center for Regional Studies, after the film for a conversation led by Dr. Patricia Covarrubias with filmmaker Laurie Coyle.