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Art critic Peter Schjeldahl calls the CSRC-organized exhibition a "tour de force." (Image: Ramiro Gomez, "Maria Waiting for Her Check," 2013. Courtesy Charlie James Gallery)
The grand opening of "Home", Raphael Montañez Ortiz to receive UCLA Medal, a new exhibition at the CSRC library, details on the forthcoming CSRC Press publication "Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell," and more in this month's newsletter!  (Image: Livia Corona, "47,547 Homes," 2009, Chromogenic print, Edition of 5 + 2 A.P., 30 x 38 in., Courtesy of the Artist and Parque Galeria)
The first collection engaging Chicana/o and Latina/o speculative cultural production, Altermundos provides a comprehensive alternative to the view of speculative fiction as a largely white, male, Eurocentric, and heteronormative genre.
Rotating exhibitions drawn from CSRC collections are on display inside the library and in the vitrine at the entrance. Exhibitions are free to the public.
The Spring 2017 issue features essays on the impact of collective efficacy on immigrants' stress, theater as community protest, Latina/o workers in the communications industry, and the contribution of corridos to Mexican immigrants' identity. 
Since its founding, the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC) has played a pivotal role in the development of scholarly research on the Chicano-Latino population, which is now the largest minority group and the fastest growing population in the United States. Our research mission is supported by five distinct components: a library with special collections archive, an academic press, collaborative research projects, public programs and community-based partnerships, and a competitive grant and fellowship program.

ORTIZ RECEIVES UCLA MEDAL

On June 8, artist and CSRC collections donor Raphael Montañez Ortiz received the UCLA Medal. His work is currently on display in the CSRC-organized exhibition Home—So Different, So Appealing and at the CSRC library. More (Photo by Reed Hutchinson / UCLA)