Former CSRC director Chon Noriega was quoted in a UCLA Newsroom story about the 2021 inductees into the National Film Registry that were created by Bruins. These include Chicana (1979, Syliva Morales) and Requiem-29 (1970, David Garcia). Both films are held in the Chicano Studies Research Center collection at the UCLA Film & Television Archive.
The exhibition Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell, organized by the Vincent Price Art Museum in collaboration with the CSRC, was named one of the best shows of 2021 by the art critics of The New York Times.
The Luskin School of Public Affairs profiled associate professor Carlos E. Santos in his new role as associate director of the CSRC.
UCLA Luskin School, December 6, 2021
A story in the San Antonio Current about the documentary Chulas Fronteras by filmmakers Les Blank and Chris Strachwitz mentions Strachwitz's donation of his Frontera Collection of Mexican and Mexican American recordings to the CSRC, something the writer calls "arguably [Strachwitz's] greatest and most lasting contribution to Mexican American Culture."
Under the general direction of CSRC Director, the Senior Administrator of Campus Initiatives will be responsible for planning and directing complex projects; the creation and implementation of hiring and recruitment processes; programming; coordination; and development related to CSRC's leadership in HSI Infrastructure and Secondary School Ethnic Studies.
The Inter-University Program for Latino Research is now accepting applications for the IUPLR/UIC Mellon Fellowship Program for 2022-23. This is a comprehensive program that provides financial, writing, and professionalization support to doctoral candidates in the humanities who are writing dissertations in Latino Studies. Deadline to apply: February 15, 2022
UC3 in collaboration with the UCLA Digital Library published a blog post detailing the history of the Strachwitz Frontera Collection of Mexican and Mexican American Recordings at UCLA and recent technological upgrades related to preserving this extensive digital collection, which was brought to UCLA by the CSRC.
As reported by UCLA Newsroom, Knowledge for Justice: An Ethnic Studies Reader, a joint publication from the four ethnic studies research centers that make up the UCLA Institute of American Cultures, received the 2021 “Outstanding Book Award” from the Association for Ethnic Studies.
The CSRC was named in a story about the artists and exhibitions that emerged from West Hollywood dance clubs "Mustache Mondays," which spanned from 2007 to approximately 2018.
UC students and youth organizers are now preparing for California Freedom Summer at the CSRC. Students will learn about participatory action research, grassroots organizing, and non-partisan voter outreach.