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Adios Amor - The search for Maria Moreno. Film Screening and Panel Discussion with Director Laurie Coyle and Photographer Ernest Lowe

Wed, March 20, 2019 9:45 AM to Tue, April 2, 2019 6:30 PM

As part of the Black Migrants to the Central Valley 1960-1964 exhibit, the UC Merced Library and UC Merced Center for the Humanities are hosting exhibit photographer Ernest Lowe and film director Laurie Coyle for an event exploring the organizing struggles of migrant farmworkers in the 1960s.

Please join us for a screening of the documentary Adios Amor: The Search for Maria Moreno, followed by a panel discussion with Laurie Coyle and Ernest Lowe.

Tuesday April 2, 2019

4:30 p.m. - Film Screening

5:30 p.m. - Panel Discussion 

COB2 - Room 295 (Digital Humanities Lab)

Light refreshments will be served.

Questions? Contact Elizabeth Salmon at

Migrant mother Maria Moreno became the first farmworker woman in America to be hired as a union organizer. Maria talks to Okie farmworkers who were Dust Bowl migrants during the Great Depression.

Credit: © 1978 George Ballis/Take Stock

Sponsored by the UC Merced Library, the Center for the Humanities, the Office of the Chancellor and California Humanities. 

Black Migrants to the Central Valley, 1960-1964 is an original exhibit of the Fresno Art Museum. This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit

Major funding for Adios Amor was provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, California Humanities and Latino Public Broadcasting.