A story on the lecture presented at Cornell University on October 28 by CSRC director Chon A. Noriega. In the lecture, "Cornell on Trial: The University and the Creative Arts Revisited," Noriega reflected on an exhibition he curated in 1993 that inadvertently exposed racial tensions on the campus concerning Latino students and faculty, and ultimately led to the expansion of the university's Latino Studies Program and the creation of its Latino Living Center.
The Daily Bruin previewed the performance "Spin of Califas" by members of Taco Shop Poets and Los Illegals, an event that took place October 24 at Powell Library and was organized by the CSRC.
Ernesto Chávez, associate professor of history at University of Texas-El Paso and this year's CSRC visiting researcher through the UCLA Institute of American Cultures, has received a 2014 Equity Award (Individual) from the American Historical Association. Equity Awards go to individuals and institutions that have achieved excellence in recruiting and retaining underrepresented racial and ethnic groups into the history profession.
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.
CSRC director Chon Noriega was a visiting scholar at Cornell when he co-curated an art exhibition that sparked a student revolution. He will reflect on those events in a sesquicentennial talk titled “‘Cornell on Trial’: The University and the Creative Arts, Revisited,” Oct. 28 at 4:30 p.m. in the English Department Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall.
A review of artist Ramon Ramirez's solo exhibition City of Love, on view at Wallspace gallery in Los Angeles through October 27. The review mentions the Artist’s Communiqué in the Fall 2013 issue of Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies that focused on Ramirez.
A story on the healthful foods now being offered by 7-Eleven convenience stores and whether they will change customers' purchase and dietary habits. The story quotes CSRC associate director Alex Ortega.
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.)
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.