The CSRC mourns the passing of Dr. Raul Ruiz, educator, photojournalist, and lifelong Chicano activist.
Matthew Vest, a music inquiry and research librarian at UCLA, created an Adobe Spark webpage that recaps "Escuchando la Frontera: Listening to Collection and Communities," a symposium held at UCLA last summer. The event was held to celebrate the Strachwitz Frontera Collection, a collaboration between the UCLA Music Library, the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive, and the CSRC.
CSRC director Chon A. Noriega was extensively quoted in a piece in the Daily Bruin. He discusses Latino inclusion and representation in the film industry.
KLCS, a public broadcasting network, shared a snapshot video containing archival images held by the CSRC that document the Eastside walkouts in 1968–70. The images are currently on display at Theodore Roosevelt High School. CSRC assistant director emeritus Carlos Haro was interviewed for the video.
A visit to the CSRC by UC Regent John Pérez, visiting scholar reports, a call for Aztlán journal submissions, and more in this month's newsletter!
(Image: Linda Vallejo, 30% of the US Population Will Be Latino in 2050, 2017. Image courtesy of the artist.)
MoMA’s Magazine featured an article on Christina Fernandez’s installation María’s Great Expedition, which was recently acquired by the museum. CSRC director Chon A. Noriega is mentioned as facilitating an honorarium by the Mexican Museum that helped the artist produce the work.
UCLA Newsroom featured an article on “Collisions at the Crossroads,” the recently released book by Genevieve Carpio, UCLA professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies and CSRC Faculty Advisory Committee member. Carpio presented the book in the CSRC Library on May 30, which is mentioned in the article.
The retrospective exhibition Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell was featured in an article by Chicago Reader. The exhibition originally opened in 2017 at the Vincent Price Art Museum in collaboration with the Chicano Studies Research Center, and is currently on view at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen.
The Daily Bruin published a piece on roundtable discussion featuring the directors of UCLA’s four ethnic studies centers. The discussion was held in the Chicano Studies Research Center Library and was part of UCLA’s Alumni Day celebration for the university’s centennial year.
CSRC director Chon A. Noriega was quoted in a piece by the Los Angeles Times, discussing the need for UCLA to prepare for the changing demographics its student body.