Edward R. Roybal, a Mexican American who, beginning in 1963, served thirty years as a U.S. Congressman representing California's 25th district, will posthumously receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. His daughter Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard will accept the award, the nation's highest civilian honor, at a White House ceremony November 24.
The CSRC is the custodian of the Edward R. Roybal Papers.
Luis Cruz Azaceta, the tenth volume in the A Ver series from the CSRC Press, was cited on La Bloga in a post celebrating a current solo show by the Cuban American artist.
La Bloga, November 6, 2014
Broken Sword Publications promoted their book event in collaboration with the CSRC on the press's blog. The event, which will feature nine writers and artists sharing their work, will take place in the CSRC Library on November 18, 2-4 p.m.
UCLA Newsroom reported on CSRC director Chon A. Noriega's receipt of a 2014 Excellence in Community Service Award from MALDEF's Los Angeles chapter.
Daniel Enrique Pérez on "Mariposa Consciousness"; CSRC director Chon A. Noriega to receive community service award; November events featuring poets, journalists, scholars, and artists; and applications now available for prospective 2015-16 IAC visiting researchers and scholars!
Asco: No Movies, an exhibition of works by the artist collective Asco, active in Los Angeles from 1972 to 1987, opened at the Notting Contemporary in Nottingham, England (October 13, 2013 – January 5, 2014) before travelling to De Appel Arts Centre in Amsterdam (February 8 – April 13, 2014).
Excitement for the exhibition led to media coverage by websites and magazines across the Netherlands.
As reported by the Los Angeles Times, the faculty of UCLA’s College of Letters and Sciences voted in favor of requiring future undergraduates to take one course exposing them to ethnic, cultural, religious or gender diversity.
A story on the lecture presented at Cornell University on October 28 by CSRC director Chon A. Noriega. In the lecture, "Cornell on Trial: The University and the Creative Arts Revisited," Noriega reflected on an exhibition he co-curated in 1993 that inadvertently exposed racial tensions on the campus concerning Latino students and faculty, and ultimately led to the expansion of the university's Latino Studies Program and the creation of its Latino Living Center.
The Daily Bruin previewed the performance "Spine of Califas" by members of Taco Shop Poets and Los Illegals, an event that took place October 24 at Powell Library and was organized by the CSRC.
The CSRC congratulates Ernesto Chávez, associate professor of history at the University of Texas, El Paso and this year’s CSRC visiting researcher through the UCLA Institute of American Cultures, on receiving a 2014 Equity Award (Individual) from the American Historical Association. Equity Awards are given to individuals and institutions that have achieved excellence in recruiting and retaining underrepresented racial and ethnic groups into the history profession.