The CSRC presents a community partner award to MALDEF, a Day of the Dead community altar in the CSRC library, a conference exploring new research on history of California's missions, research grant and fellowship opportunities, and more in this month's newsletter!
UCLA Newsroom featured a story on author John Rechy receiving the UCLA Medal, the university’s highest honor. The story includes CSRC footage of Rechy in conversation with UCLA professor Héctor Calderón in Calderón's 2013 class on Chicana and Chicano narrative literature.
The UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture is holding a series of conversations called 10 Questions: Centennial Edition as part of UCLA’s centennial celebration. Published on the KCET website, the question for October 18, “What is Justice?,” included an image from the CSRC’s La Raza Photograph Collection.
The UCLA College of the Humanities website announced that The Aztlán Mexican Studies Reader, 1974–2016, published by CSRC Press, won two 2019 International Latino Book Awards: first place in the Best Academic Themed Book category, and second place in the Best Latino Focused Nonfiction Book—English category.
The UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture is holding a series of conversations called 10 Questions: Centennial Edition as part of UCLA’s centennial celebration. Published on the KCET website, the question for October 11 was “What is Knowledge?” The piece included an image from CSRC collections of Roberto Chavez’s mural The Path to Knowledge and the False University (1974).
It's not often that a colleague, let alone the director of a major foundation, uses the word "love" in talking to your campus leadership about you and the work that you do. But Deborah Marrow, former director of the Getty Foundation, was one such person. Deborah passed away on October 1, but her impact in the arts will be felt for a long time to come.
UCLA Newsroom featured a piece on the opening of the UCLA: Our Stories, Our Impact exhibition in the Kerckhoff Art Gallery. The multimedia exhibition features the stories of present and former Bruins who have advanced and shaped social justice movements.
The La Raza interactive archive comes to the CSRC, a search for the next CSRC director, the CSRC Annual Open House, CSRC Press receives awards, a tribute to Anna Soto, and more in this month's newsletter!
Image from the Nell and Phil Soto Papers.
On July 26, 2019, Anna Marie Soto, daughter of Nell and Phil Soto, passed away suddenly at the age of fifty-eight. She is survived by her husband, Reggie; her brothers, Tom, Patrick, and Michael; her mother’s sister, Ginny; and many nieces and nephews. Anna was kind, fierce, and loyal. She was a devoted public servant, and she followed in the footsteps of her parents by giving all of herself to her community and family.