CSRC director Veronica Terriquez co-authored with Ruth Milkman, distinguished professor of sociology at CUNY Graduate Center, the essay "Immigrant and Refugee Youth Organizing in Solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives," published in the July 2021 issue of Gender & Society. The full article is available to the public on the journal's website, and below.
CSRC director Veronica Terriquez was interviewed on NPR's "All Things Considered" for a story on writer, educator, and activist Elizabeth "Betita" Martinez, who passed away June 29.
CSRC director Chon A. Noriega has received a UCLA Academic Senate Faculty Research Lectureship Award for 2021-22. By long tradition, two faculty are selected as lecturers each year—one from the natural sciences and the other from the humanities, social disciplines, or the creative arts. As the 131st Faculty Research Lecturer, Noriega will deliver the public talk "Destruction in Art, Art in Destruction" in Fall 2021.
The CSRC was named in a story about the retirement of Rick West, director of the Autry Museum, who oversaw the Autry's collaboration with the CSRC on the exhibition La Raza (2017-19).
The online screening of Yo Soy Chicano co-sponsored by the UCLA Film and Television Archive and the CSRC was included in a curated list of screenings taking place between June 25 and July 1.
The UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center has received $1.45 million in a bequest gift to support research and scholarship related to the art and life of Raphael Montañez Ortiz, a Puerto Rican American pioneer of the 1960s destructivist art movement, founder of the first Latino museum in the United States and recipient of the UCLA Medal in 2017. Photo by Remi Villaggi
The National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF) posted on its blog the winners of grants for 2021. The CSRC received a grant and was mentioned in the release for its project focusing on preserving experimental films by destructivist artist Raphael Montañez Ortiz.
A press release announcing the winners of the National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF) grants for 2021 was posted on the NFPF website. The CSRC was named as recipient. A list of all of the winners and more detailed information about the projects was provided on a separate page.
CSRC director Chon Noriega was quoted in a story about the historically poor representation of Latinos in the Hollywood entertainment industry.
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CSRC director Chon Noriega was interviewed for a story on the new feature film In the Heights and its representation of a Latino immigrants.