A tribute to Grace Montañez Davis; CSRC launches Chicano Moratorium 50th Anniversary Project; CSRC Press releases a new Aztlán anthology, the fall issue of Aztlán journal, and wins awards; online public programs; fellowship opportunities; and more in this month's newsletter! (Image: Autobiography without Apology, volume 7 in the Aztlán Anthology series from CSRC Press)
Through December 18, 2020, a large selection of CSRC Press books are available at 50 percent off, tax and shipping included! In addition, all Chicano Cinema and Media Arts series DVDs have been discounted to $15, tax and shipping included.
A UCLA Newsroom story on the upcoming public conversation series "10 Questions: Reckoning" hosted by the UCLA School of Arts and Architecture, mentions CSRC director Chon Noriega, who will participate in the discussion "What is Power?" on October 19.
On Full Spectrum, a blog hosted by Stanford University's Center for Comparative Race & Ethnicity, graduate fellow Marco Antonio Flores published an essay on the work of late Chicana artist Laura Aguilar. Flores cites the catalog Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell from CSRC Press.
UCLA Newsroom featured a Q&A with film professor and CSRC faculty advisory committee member Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, co-director of the documentary Aguilas, which discusses the volunteers who try to rescue missing migrants in the Sonora Desert. The film was supported in part by an Institute of American Cultures research grant from the CSRC.
1st Place: Best Cover Photo
1st Place: Best Academic-Themed Book
An announcement on the CODAworx website noted "La Raza Interactive Experience," an interactive platform featuring all of the images in the CSRC's La Raza Photograph Collection and commissioned for the La Raza exhibition at the Autry Museum of the American West, won first place for Institutional projects in the 2020 CODAawards. The awards recognize commissioned projects that integrate art into interior architectural, or public spaces.
The Los Angeles Times reported on the upcoming retirement of W. Richard West Jr., CEO of the Autry Museum of the American West. In the story, West refers to the exhibition La Raza, created in partnership with the CSRC, as an exhibition of which he is "particularly proud."
An op-ed in The New York Times about the richness of Latino culture and history in the US, and how it can be mobilized for future activism, mentioned the CSRC's La Raza Photograph Collection for its "insider view" of the 1970s Chicano power movement.
On August 29, 2020, fifty years after the National Chicano Moratorium took place in Los Angeles, the CSRC publicly launched the Chicano Moratorium 50th Anniversary Project website. The site is a free archive-based resource dedicated to the event.