The COVID-19 pandemic has deepened California’s chronic economic and housing inequalities for low-income and people-of-color households. This brief uses data from the US Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey (HPS) and California’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) to analyze the experience of renters and their participation in critical emergency rental-assistance programs.
The next US midterm election, in November 2022, presents an opportunity to activate young adults who remain undermobilized. This report shows patterns of voter registration and turnout in California for eligible voters aged 18–34 in the 2018 midterm election.
In Summer 2022, the CSRC will host two paid summer internships structured around current and ongoing CSRC projects. In addition to contributing to the CSRC’s mission to provide information resources on Chicano history and culture, the interns will gain career-relevant experience. Deadline to apply: April 11, 11:59 PDT.
CSRC launches California Freedom Summer Participatory Action Project, Latinx Studies Seed Grants, Winter Quarter events on replay, new publications from CSRC Press, CSRC in the news, and more, in the Winter Quarter newsletter.
Pictured: Jennifer Osorio, newly appointed director of UCLA Library Special Collections
The CSRC is pleased to welcome Eder Gaona-Macedo as its first senior officer of community-engaged research. Gaona-Macedo brings a wealth of experience to the CSRC, where he will develop applied research projects that advance racial justice, immigrant rights, health equity, and education justice for Latinx and other historically marginalized populations.
A story in Healthcare Innovation announced Robert "Bob" Otto Valdez, a health services researcher with previous experience at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has been named director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). From 1985 through 1999, Valdez was a professor of health services at the UCLA School of Public Health and during that period served as associate director of the CSRC.
As part of the HSI Infrastructure Initiative, the CSRC in collaboration with the Office of Research and Creative Activities (ORCA) will administer $250,000 in seed funding (up to $30,000 per award) to help launch and support research projects on and/or involving Latinx populations in the US. Projects are expected to advance the goals of the HSI Initiative by enhancing UCLA’s commitment to supporting scholarship with implications for diverse Latinx communities. Deadline extension: March 28, 2022
Last month, America lost a true leader, someone who fought for our country while also challenging it to live up to its ideals and promises. The Hon. Esteban E. Torres was a child of immigrants, a military veteran, autoworker, labor organizer, civil rights and community development activist, and US Congressman. He was also an artist, drawing and painting whenever he could.
An obituary for the Hon. Esteban E. Torres, former US congressman representing California, included a photo from the CSRC. The CSRC holds the Esteban E. Torres Papers in its archive.
In the latest contribution to the CSRC Post, Nicole Ucedo, CSRC research and archive assistant, writes about her discoveries while processing the Josefa L. Serna Papers.