The Daily Bruin covered the passing of UCLA professor Juan Gómez-Quiñones and noted his role as a co-founder and former director of the CSRC.
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CSRC director Chon A. Noriega was quoted in a UCLA Newsroom story about the failure of Proposition 16 ballot measure in the November 3 election.
The UCLA Department of History posted a memorial tribute to Juan Gómez-Quiñones and noted, among his accomplishments, his role as co-founder of the CSRC and former CSRC director. The post also links to the tribute written by current CSRC director Chon A. Noriega.
In a column for the Los Angeles Times, Gustavo Arellano reflected on the passing of Chicana/o studies and history professor Juan Gómez-Quiñones, from whom Arellano took classes while a student at UCLA. The story includes an image of Gómez-Quiñones from the CSRC.
Alvaro Huerta, assistant professor of urban and regional planning and ethnic and women’s studies at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and former CSRC visiting scholar, reflected on the passing of Chicana/o studies and history scholar, educator, and activist Juan Gómez-Quiñones. Huerta notes Gómez-Quiñones's role in co-founding the CSRC and Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies.
Today, the CSRC mourns the loss of the director most responsible for establishing its crucial mission of research that makes a difference.
[Image: "Juan Gómez-Quiñones," oil on plywood, by Salomón Huerta. From "Portrait Series of Chicana/o-Latina/o and Mexican-Latin American Icons" created while Huerta was a UCLA Regent’s Lecturer in 2017.]
As part of their Southland Sessions programming, KCET posted a summary and link to the video recording of the October 19 online event, "10 Questions: Reckoning - What Is Power?" CSRC director Chon A. Noriega was among the panelists.
Alejandro Anreus, professor of art at William Paterson University and author of Luis Cruz Azaceta, volume 10 in the A Ver series from CSRC Press, published a memorial tribute to scholar and curator Juan A. Martínez, who passed away October 11. Martínez is the author of María Brito, volume 4 in the A Ver series. Anreus discusses the book's release event at El Museo del Barrio in 2011.
As part of its program series "187: The Rise of the Latino Vote" featuring firsthand accounts of the campaign against Proposition 187, KCET published a video-recorded interview with CSRC director Chon A. Noriega, who discusses artmaking in response to anti-immigrant sentiment in the early 1990s.