The Path to Knowledge and the False University, a mural designed by artist Roberto Chavez for a wall at East Los Angeles College in 1974 and controversially whitewashed in 1979, was photographed by Oscar R. Castillo shortly after its completion. Castillo's image is part of the Oscar R. Castillo Photographic Archives at the CSRC.
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.'"
Journalist Carolina Miranda was interviewed on Radio Ambulante concerning the lack of representation of Latino artists in the art world and U.S. art institutions.
An op-ed by CSRC visiting scholar Alvaro Huerta concerning remarks by Texas Governor Rick Perry linking Central American child migrants to terrorist networks.
In this story celebrating the first norteño band to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the author, Agustin Gurza, mentions the Los Tigres Del Norte Foundation donation to the CSRC of $500,000 to support the Frontera Collection.
The photograph '47 Chevy in Wilmington, California (1972) by Oscar Castillo appears on the cover of the most current brochure for the Smithsonian Latino Center. The Smithsonian has acquired twelve photographs by the artist, most of which were featured in the CSRC-organized L.A.
CSRC director Chon Noriega appeared on the CNN documentary series The Sixties in the episode focusing on the decade's social movements. In the August 7 episode, "The Times They Are A-Changin'," Noriega commented on Cesar Chavez and the farmworkers movement. The full episode can be viewed online here.
The Sixties, aired August 7, 2014
CSRC director Chon Noriega was quoted in a story concerning a recent report generated through the Media, Diversity, and Social Change Initiative at USC that indicated the continued lack of people of color within Hollywood films.
Dr. Cynthia Orozco, chair of the History, Humanities, and Social Sciences at ENMU-Ruidoso, presented on the "Rise of Chicana Studies in the 1980s" at a conference that established the first major Latina/Latino Studies organization. Orozco formerly coordinated a women's unit within the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center.