CSRC director Chon A. Noriega is the 2014 recipient of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund's (MALDEF) Excellence in Community Service award for Los Angeles leaders. Noriega will be honored along with the Hon. Gloria Molina and Lois D. Thompson at a gala November 5.
Aztlán fall issue cover artist Linda Vallejo on her Make 'Em All Mexican series, the ninth annual Latina/o Education Summit and related publications, a new book on Cuban American artist Luis Cruz Azaceta, October events, archive project update, and more! (Image: Linda Vallejo, "Mi Niña," 2012. Photograph courtesy of the artist.)
This year we'll celebrate the CSRC Press's new Oral Histories Series, plus a new library exhibition in collaboration with the UC Santa Barbara Library Department of Special Collections, "That's Entertainment: Dan Guerrero and the Making of a Hollywood Original."
Your heart beats at the speed of the spoken word pulsing with the rhythm of California Interstates 5, 15, 405 and Route 78. You’re on the road with Taco Shop Poets.
Mujeres Talk featured the essay "Collective Imaginaries" by CSRC Librarian Lizette Guerra. Guerra discusses her mentor and predecessor, Yolanda Retter-Vargas, a feminist, lesbian Chicana with an eye toward community. "'If we don’t collect these things,' Yolanda always said, 'no one else will.'"


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New Release

Cuban American artist Luis Cruz Azaceta addresses what author Alejandro Anreus calls the “wounds and screams” of the human condition. Although Cruz Azaceta’s work is widely shown and widely collected, this is the first book-length monograph on the artist’s life and work.

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