The photograph '47 Chevy in Wilmington, California (1972) by Oscar Castillo appears on the cover of the most current brochure for the Smithsonian Latino Center. The Smithsonian has acquired twelve photographs by the artist, most of which were featured in the CSRC-organized L.A.
CSRC director Chon Noriega appeared on the CNN documentary series The Sixties in the episode focusing on the decade's social movements. In the August 7 episode, "The Times They Are A-Changin'," Noriega commented on Cesar Chavez and the farmworkers movement. The full episode can be viewed online here.
The Sixties, aired August 7, 2014
CSRC director Chon Noriega was quoted in a story concerning a recent report generated through the Media, Diversity, and Social Change Initiative at USC that indicated the continued lack of people of color within Hollywood films.
Dr. Cynthia Orozco, chair of the History, Humanities, and Social Sciences at ENMU-Ruidoso, presented on the "Rise of Chicana Studies in the 1980s" at a conference that established the first major Latina/Latino Studies organization. Orozco formerly coordinated a women's unit within the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center.
The Society of American Archivists announced the release of the CSRC Press's Oral Histories Series.
Dialogue: The Newsletter of the Oral History Section, Summer 2014
Max Benavidez, author of Gronk, volume 1 in the CSRC Press's A Ver series, reviewed the exhibition Ricardo Valverde: Experimental Sights, 1971-1996 on his blog on the Huffington Post.
CSRC director Chon Noriega will participate in the final night of the "Uptown Bounce" series in New York City when he joins El Museo del Barrio's founder, Raphael Montañez Ortiz, for a conversation about the history and legacy of the museum and Ortiz's "destruction" art.
The 2014 anthology Show Time: The 50 Most Influential Exhibitions of Contemporary Art, edited by Jens Hoffmann, includes the 2008-2010 CSRC traveling exhibition Phantom Sightings: Art after the Chicano Movement.
The exhibition "Ricardo Valverde: Experimental Sights, 1971-1996" was highlighted in the GLIMPSES section of the Zócalo Public Square web magazine. (Image: I See What You Never Saw, 1976/1991)
We invite your submissions to the dossier section for the Fall 2015 edition, which will feature critical dialogues on topics relevant to Chicano studies. Essays, dossiers, and book reviews for future editions are also welcome.