The Santa Clarita Valley Proclaimer announced the recent appointment of former CSRC consultant Veronica Alvarez as director of the CalArts Community Arts Partnership. Alvarez served as an educational consultant at the CSRC, where she helped develop teacher guides for the A Ver series.
An article on La Raza Newspaper and Magazine, written by former La Gente de Aztlan editor Carribean Fragoza for Artbound, recently won a first place LA Press Club award.
The article can be found here.
UCLA Magazine featured an article on UCLA’s Centennial Celebration Initiatives, which include the exhibition UCLA: Our Stories, Our Impact. (See under “Events,” below.) The exhibition is a joint production of the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, the Labor Center, and the Chancellor’s Advisory Council on Immigration Policy, in partnership with the American Indian Studies Center, the Asian American Studies Center, the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, and the CSRC.
A piece for Artbound examines the legacy and contributions of Chicano journalist and activist Raul Ruiz. CSRC director Chon A. Noriega discusses the contributions that Ruiz’s photography made to the Chicano movement.
The CSRC mourns the passing of Dr. Raul Ruiz, educator, photojournalist, and lifelong Chicano activist.
Matthew Vest, a music inquiry and research librarian at UCLA, created an Adobe Spark webpage that recaps "Escuchando la Frontera: Listening to Collection and Communities," a symposium held at UCLA last summer. The event was held to celebrate the Strachwitz Frontera Collection, a collaboration between the UCLA Music Library, the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive, and the CSRC.
CSRC director Chon A. Noriega was extensively quoted in a piece in the Daily Bruin. He discusses Latino inclusion and representation in the film industry.
KLCS, a public broadcasting network, shared a snapshot video containing archival images held by the CSRC that document the Eastside walkouts in 1968–70. The images are currently on display at Theodore Roosevelt High School. CSRC assistant director emeritus Carlos Haro was interviewed for the video.
A visit to the CSRC by UC Regent John Pérez, visiting scholar reports, a call for Aztlán journal submissions, and more in this month's newsletter!
(Image: Linda Vallejo, 30% of the US Population Will Be Latino in 2050, 2017. Image courtesy of the artist.)
MoMA’s Magazine featured an article on Christina Fernandez’s installation María’s Great Expedition, which was recently acquired by the museum. CSRC director Chon A. Noriega is mentioned as facilitating an honorarium by the Mexican Museum that helped the artist produce the work.