An article in NonProfit Quarterly about a new permanent gallery dedicated to the Latinx experience at the Smithsonian referred to Invisible No More: An Evaluation of the Smithsonian Institution and Latino Representation, a 2018 study coproduced by the CSRC and the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative.
UCLA Magazine highlighted the fiftieth anniversary of the UCLA Institute of American Cultures (IAC), examining current research being performed at UCLA's four ethnic studies research centers. CSRC director Chon A. Noriega, who was interviewed for the piece, discussed the value of art and the CSRC’s research and academic programs to forwarding the IAC’s mission.
An article featured in ARTnews examined the influences and career of artist Daniel Joseph Martinez. Martinez’s work was included in the CSRC-organized exhibition Home—So Different, So Appealing at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2017 and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in 2017-18.
The Current reported that Altermundos: Latin@ Speculative Literature, Film, and Popular Culture won a 2018 American Book Award. Altermundos was co-edited by Ben Olguín, professor of English at UC Santa Barbara, and Cathryn Josefina Merla-Watson, assistant professor of Mexican American studies at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. The book was published by CSRC Press.
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The UCLA Institute of American Cultures (IAC), with support from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, seeks applicants for the inaugural cohort of the Social Justice Graduate Fellows (SJGF) program. Completed applications must be received by December 18, 2018, 11:59 p.m.
A tribute to our beloved colleague Leobardo Estrada, a commentary on Camp Hess Kramer and its severe destruction by the Woolsey fire, CSRC books on sale, fellowship opportunities, events, and more in this month's newsletter.
(Image: Leo Estrada in his office in May 2018, prior to his retirement. Courtesy UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs)
The Daily Bruin previewed a book talk and performance by writer and musician Rubén Guevara. The event, which took place on November 30 at the Jan Popper Theater, was co-organized by the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Center for Latino Arts and the CSRC.
Throughout 2018 we have been commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the L.A. walkouts, the series of demonstrations staged in March 1968 by students in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Between ten and twenty thousand students walked out of high schools and middle schools located not only in Los Angeles’s Eastside but also other parts of the school district to protest the segregated and inferior education given to Chicano students and other minorities. (Click to continue.)
Image: Students participating in the Chicano Youth Leadership Conference at Camp Hess Kramer, 2013.
Former CSRC visiting scholar Celia Lacayo was quoted in an article in the Los Angeles Times that discusses the privileges afforded to Latino individuals in the United States who have lighter skin, straight hair, and light eyes.