Visiting scholars report on their research, Ernesto Chávez to speak at UCLA about Ramón Novarro, Chon Noriega on Mexican American movie moments, a tribute to Concepcíon Valadez, and more! (Image: "Ramón Novarro, The New Orpheus." Photo by George Hurrell, 1929)
As part of What It Means to Be American, a national conversation hosted by the Smithsonian and Zócalo Public Square, CSRC director Chon A. Noriega was among a group of four art and film scholars who discussed the most prominent and memorable cinematic depictions of the experiences of Mexican Americans and Mexicans living in the United States.
The Daily Bruin previewed the symposium “Contesting Global Police Violence,” held May 27 at the CSRC and organized by the editorial board of Regeneración Tlacuilolli: UCLA Raza Studies Journal. The journal is sponsored by the CSRC.
In this roundup of arts news, Los Angeles Times reporter Carolina Miranda notes The Getty Iris story about the CSRC’s La Raza Newspaper and Magazine Records.
UCLA Today previewed the CSRC event “Artists’ Talk: Maricón Collective” on May 21.
CSRC associate director Alex Ortega was interviewed concerning the “Hispanic Paradox,” which argues that Latinos live longer than whites in the United States despite having less access to healthy food.
CSRC associate director Alex Ortega was interviewed by the radio station KCUR 89.3 FM, based in Kansas City, Missouri, for a story on efforts to improve the quality of food sold in grocery stores in predominantly Latino neighborhoods in the area. Ortega is the co-leader of the Corner Store Makeover Project directed by the UCLA Center for Population Health and Health Disparities.
The Getty’s online magazine featured a profile of photographer Luis Garza and the La Raza Newspaper and Magazine Records, now being digitized by the CSRC.
New edited collection of essays by Shifra Goldman, No Más Bebés to premiere at Los Angeles Film Festival, a visit from Maya Chinchilla, organizing Latino immigrants in the informal economy, IAC 45th anniversary celebration, and more.