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.
A piece published on the HipLatina website discussed the recent campaign by celebrities and activists to build a Latino museum in Washington, D.C. Findings from the 2018 report Invisible No More by the CSRC and the Latino Policy and Politics Initiative are referenced to demonstrate the need for the inclusion of Latinos in arts and cultural institutions. CSRC director Chon A. Noriega is quoted.
CuratorLove founder and UCLA alumna Erika Hirugami was interviewed for a piece on the exhibition On Their Backs: Latinx Labor in the US, on view at Fellows of Contemporary Art through September 6. The exhibition was organized in partnership with the CSRC.
The Before Columbus Foundation has named the CSRC Press the winner of its Editor/Publisher Award in the fortieth annual American Book Awards (ABA). The purpose of the awards is to recognize literary excellence without limitations or restrictions.
Alex Nogales, Harry Gamboa Jr., and Carmen Argote were quoted in a piece in the Los Angeles Times regarding the representation of Latinos. Nogales is cofounder of the National Hispanic Media Coalition, a CSRC community partner, and a Bruin; Gamboa is an artist whose work was featured in L.A. Xicano (2011–12), a set of exhibitions organized by the CSRC; Argote, also a Bruin, is an artist whose work was shown in the CSRC-organized exhibition Home—So Different, So Appealing (2017–18).
An article written by Grace Kim, MPH and CSRC director Chon A. Noriega, PhD, MA for Health Education & Behavior was included on the Sage Journals website.