CSRC in France, an advance screening of "Cesar Chavez" with director Diego Luna, and a new issue of Aztlán! [Image: Pseudoturquoisers (fotonovela), 1981; color photograph by Harry Gamboa, Jr. Courtesy of the artist. © Asco; photograph © 1981 Harry Gamboa, Jr.]
The National Public Radio blog The Salt featured a story on the "Market Makeover" program led by Alex Ortega, CSRC associate director and the professor in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.
CSRC visiting scholar Alvaro Huerta was a guest on Tavis Smiley on February 5. Huerta discussed the premise of his recent book, Reframing the Latino Immigration Debate: Towards a Humanistic Paradigm (San Diego State University Press, 2013).
The segment can be viewed here.
Avant-garde Chicano filmmaker Willie Varela to lecture at UCLA and VPAM, new archival collections, the release of the second edition of "Self Help Graphics & Art," and more! (Image: Frame grab from "Video Art by Willie Varela")
CSRC director Chon A. Noriega was interviewed for this story on the new Perez Art Museum Miami, which endeavors to have Latin American art and art by those of Hispanic and Latino backgrounds treated in a "central yet inclusive manner."
CSRC director Chon A. Noriega was quoted in a Daily Bruin story concerning the anti-discrimination measures recently mandated by UC President Janet Napolitano for all UC campuses.
The Latinos & Economic Security project (LES) has issued a statement supporting President Obama's MyRA program, saying it's advantageous to Latinos, especially those who may not be knowledgeable about current retirement vehicles. In addition, "this new program lessens the risks of loss, mismanagement, and fraud, an issue important to immigrants, young Latinos, and older Hispanics who have been too often victimized by unscrupulous financial practices."
A summary of remembrances of the late Chicano poet and activist, including the Los Angeles Times obituary that quotes CSRC director Chon A. Noriega.
The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago has published a catalog to complement the group exhibition Black Is, Black Ain't, which was on view at the Society in 2008. The catalog includes the essay "Babel Screened: On Race, Narcissism, and the Predication of American Video Art" by Huey Copeland, assistant professor of art history at Northwestern University. The photograph "Decoy Gang War Victim" from a 1974 Asco performance is one of the essay's illustrations.