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.
Noriega promoted to distinguished professor, affiliated faculty receive awards and release publications, "Picturing Mexican America" in the news, meet this year's IAC scholars at the IAC Fall Forum, CSRC Press releases a new oral history featuring Laura Aguilar, and more in this month's newsletter! [Image: CSRC director Chon A. Noriega]
CSRC director Chon A. Noriega was quoted in a UCLA Newsroom story about minority representation in the Hollywood entertainment industry. The story follows an open letter from 270 Latino writers and content creators that was published in the Los Angeles Times on October 15.
In an interview for KCET's Southland Sessions programming, CSRC director Chon A. Noriega discussed the CSRC archive project "Religion, Spirituality, and Faith in Mexican American Social History, 1940s-Present" and his work as a curator and attempts to diversify the art museum. Listen to the interview here.
The Runner, a student newspaper at Cal State Bakersfield, reported on a campus event in September that featured photographer Luis C. Garza and honored the fifty-year anniversary of the National Chicano Moratorium. The article mentions the La Raza Photograph Collection at the CSRC.