Effective March 11, UCLA is transitioning to remote learning platforms and limiting the number of people on campus in order to curb the spread of COVID-19. The CSRC library and archive will be closed out of an abundance of caution until further notice. For important updates about COVID-19 and its impact at UCLA, please visit ucla.in/coronavirus.
CSRC collections donor Lupe Anguiano was featured in this piece in the Ventura County Reporter that celebrated her birthday and life achievements. The CSRC holds the Lupe Anguiano Papers, which contains papers, photographs, printed materials, and ephemera related to Anguiano's personal and professional life. Author Debora Wright drew extensively from this collection to write the biography Uncompromised: The Lupe Anguiano Story.
In March 2020, CSRC director Chon A. Noriega received the Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr. Distinguished Leadership Award, sponsored by the Hispanic Outlook on Higher Education Magazine. He received the award at the annual conference of the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE). Below are his reflections on the award and its namesake:
Solórzano elected to National Academy of Education, Armenta wins Sage Foundation fellowship, the Spring 2020 issue of Aztlán, upcoming events, and more in this month’s newsletter!
Image: Daniel G. Solórzano
Included in Gustavo Arellano’s weekly newsletter was a recap of his visit to the CSRC for the book talk and archival donation with Mario T. García. García presented his book, Father Luis Olivares, a Biography: Faith Politics and the Origins of the Sanctuary Movement in Los Angeles (UNC Press, 2018), and donated an oral history collection which includes interviews he performed with Chicano activist Raul Ruiz.
The Los Angeles Times featured an article on Central American Studies at UCLA, and the recent conference “Central American Migration to Mexico and the United States.” The conference was co-organized by the CSRC and made possible through a generous gift from Tamar Diana Wilson.
The Los Angeles Times featured a piece on L.A. artist Shizu Saldamando and her solo exhibition L.A. Intersections, currently on view at Oxy Arts. Saldamando was noted as rising to prominence in the exhibition Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement at the Los Angeles County Museum, which was organized by curators Rita Gonzales, Howard Fox, and CSRC director Chon A. Noriega.
The Los Angeles Times highlighted the DIVERSEartLA portion of this year’s LA Art Show, which included an installation by L.A.-based artist Gronk, who was interviewed for the piece. The installation, Pyramids, was co-presented by the CSRC. A YouTube video accompanies the article.
The CSRC co-presents new work by Gronk at the L.A. Art Show, a new blog on the CSRC Post, vision talks by CSRC director candidates, a new edition of The Chicano Studies Reader, and more in this month's newsletter!
CSRC director Chon A. Noriega has won the 2019 Distinguished Editor award from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ). In addition, Aztlán won the CELJ Best Public Intellectual Special Issue for “Dossier: Gringo Injustice,” which focuses on Latinos and the law (Fall 2018).