UCLA Newsroom published a photo essay of Bruins demonstrating their resiliency during the pandemic. Offering their personal experiences were LeighAnna Hidalgo, CSRC IUPLR-Mellon dissertation fellow; Moctesuma Esparza, CSRC collections donor and UCLA alum; Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, member of the CSRC faculty advisory committee; and Darling Sianez, CSRC business manager.
UCLA Newsroom published a piece highlighting four students from the class of 2020 with ties to UCLA's four ethnic studies centers and their related academic departments. Among them was CSRC graduate student researcher Sarah Corona. Corona recently received an MA in Latin American studies and an MLIS in information studies.
Fullerton Observer published a piece examining the history of the Bernal house, the focus of a landmark case in the legal fight to end race- and ethnicity-based residential segregation. Doss v. Bernal: Ending Mexican Apartheid in Orange County, a CSRC Research Report co-authored by UCLA professor Robert Chao Romero, is cited in the piece.
UCLA Newsroom published a statement written by UCLA faculty that calls for the end of state violence against Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and Asian peoples. CSRC director Chon A. Noriega is a co-signer of the statement.
The following statement was released June 2, 2020.
UCLA Newsroom highlighted the gold medal in the U.S. History category awarded to the exhibition catalog La Raza by the Independent Publisher Book Awards. Published by the CSRC Press, the catalog accompanied the exhibition La Raza at the Autry Museum of the American West, which was presented by the Autry in collaboration with the CSRC.
The Modern Language Association (MLA) reported on association members who received project grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in the Spring 2020 cycle. MLA member and CSRC director Chon A. Noriega was included. Noriega is principal investigator on the CSRC archival project "Religion, Spirituality, and Faith in Mexican American Social History, 1940s–Present," which received NEH funding.
MLA Commons, May 18, 2020
The website Remezcla featured an article about the grant recently received by the CSRC from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The article includes a photograph from the CSRC’s La Raza Photograph Collection. The grant will support a three-year project that will examine the role of faith, spirituality, and religion in Mexican American culture.