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.
Recently deceased UCLA professor Leobardo Estrada was heralded in a Los Angeles Times article for his championing of voting rights during the 1980s and 1990s. Estrada was a CSRC Faculty Associate and served on the CSRC Faculty Advisory Committee throughout his tenure as UCLA faculty, which began in 1976 and ended with his retirement in spring 2018.
Artbound featured a piece that explored the journeys, identities, and artistic practices of four artists whose work is included in the exhibition Bridges in a Time of Walls: Chicano/Mexican-American Art from L.A. to Mexico, which was on view September 21 through November 25 at Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil in Mexico City. The CSRC was a lender to the exhibition and CSRC director Chon A. Noriega contributed to the catalog.
The UCLA Institute of American Cultures offers in-residence appointments to support research on African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, and Chicana/os. We especially encourage applications that advance our understanding of new social and cultural realities occasioned by the dramatic population shifts of recent decades.
The program supports doctoral students in the humanities who are writing dissertations in Latina/o studies. Doctoral students in the social sciences whose research uses humanities methods may also be considered.
The La Raza exhibition at the Autry Museum of the American West, which was organized in collaboration with the CSRC, was included in a roundup of acclaimed exhibitions currently on view across Los Angeles.
UCLA Newsroom published a memorial piece on the life and career of Leobardo Estrada, former CSRC Faculty Associate and member of the CSRC Faculty Advisory Committee, who passed away November 3.
A call to vote, this year's CSRC visiting scholars, upcoming events, a newly processed archival collection, and more in this month's newsletter!
(Image: CSRC librarian and archivist Xaviera Flores, left, being honored by CSRC collections donor Anna Soto for her work on the Nell and Phil Soto Papers.)
Vilma Ortiz, professor of sociology and chair of the CSRC Faculty Advisory Committee, recently received UCLA’s highest honor for teaching: the Distinguished Teaching Award. Ortiz was honored by the UCLA Academic Senate at the Andrea L. Rich Night to Honor Teaching awards ceremony at the Chancellor’s residence on October 25.