In a statement published June 30, 2020, UCLA Chancellor Gene D.Block and Executive Vice Chancellor Emily A. Carter announced new steps the university will take to support Black students at UCLA. The CSRC, along with the other ethnic studies research centers within the Institute of American Cultures, was named as one of the university units that will be blostered in these efforts.
A book review of The Hispanic Republican: The Shaping of an American Identity, From Nixon to Trump (Ecco Press, 2020) by Geraldo Cadava and The Rise of the Latino Vote: A History (Harvard University Press, 2020) by Benjamin Francis-Fallon cited the authors' use of the CSRC archive, which the reviewer called an otherwise "underutilized" resource.
UCLA Newsroom published a photo essay of Bruins demonstrating their resiliency during the pandemic. Darling Sianez, CSRC business manager; Moctesuma Esparza, CSRC collections donor and UCLA alum; and LeighAnna Hidalgo, CSRC IUPLR-Mellon dissertation fellow offered their personal experiences for the piece.
UCLA Newsroom published a piece highlighting four students from the class of 2020 with ties to UCLA's four ethnic studies centers and their related academic departments. CSRC graduate student researcher Sarah Corona is included in the piece. Corona received her MA in Latin American Studies and MLIS in Information Studies at UCLA in June 2020.
The Fullerton Observer published a piece examining this history of the Bernal house. The report "Doss V. Bernal: Ending Mexican Apartheid in Orange County," written by UCLA professor Robert Chao Romero and published by the CSRC, is cited in the piece.
UCLA Newsroom published a statement written by UCLA faculty that calls for the end of state violence against Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and Asian peoples. CSRC director Chon A. Noriega is a co-signer of the statement.
The following statement was released June 2, 2020.
UCLA Newsroom highlighted the gold medal in the U.S. History category awarded to the exhibition catalog La Raza by the Independent Publisher Book Awards. Published by the CSRC Press, the catalog accompanied the exhibition La Raza at the Autry Museum of the American West, which was presented by the Autry in collaboration with the CSRC.
The website Remezcla featured an article about the grant recently received by the CSRC from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The article includes a photograph from the CSRC’s La Raza Photograph Collection. The grant will support a three-year project that will examine the role of faith, spirituality, and religion in Mexican American culture.