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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.'"
The ninth annual Latina/o Education Summit will bring together legal scholars, social scientists, advocates, and administrators in order to assess the impact and implications of the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and the 2011 DREAM Act on Latina/o students.
"Pepón Osorio" by Jennifer A. González and "Ricardo Valverde" by Ramón García received recognition at the Latino Literacy Now's 2014 International Latino Book Awards on June 28.
The catalog for the exhibition "Ricardo Valverde: Experimental Sights, 1971-1996" at the Vincent Price Art Museum (May 17-July 26, 2014) is available for downloading as a free PDF. The catalog is the inaugural e-book from the CSRC Press.
This second edition of Self Help Graphics & Art brings the original edition, published in 2005, up to date, adding breadth and depth to the history of the historic East L.A. arts center.


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.


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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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