A profile and video of Moctesuma Esparza, a producer, lifelong activist for educational equity, and CSRC collections donor.
CSRC director Veronica Terriquez commented on a report from the Terner Center for Housing Innovation at UC Berkeley, which showed that the Latinx population of California is at high risk for rental housing insecurity.
LAist spotlighted an event at the Grammy Museum held in partnership with the CSRC. The discussion on the history of the Chicano movement featured musicians Mark Guerrero and Little Willie and CSRC director Veronica Terriquez; Melissa Hidalgo was the moderator.
A feature on a report from the UCLA Institute for Neighborhood Knowledge, the Latino Politics and Policy Institute, the Asian American Studies Center and the CSRC showing that Asian and Latino households are severely underrepresented among those who have managed to receive rent relief during the pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has deepened California’s chronic economic and housing inequalities for low-income and people-of-color households. This brief uses data from the US Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey (HPS) and California’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) to analyze the experience of renters and their participation in critical emergency rental-assistance programs.
The next US midterm election, in November 2022, presents an opportunity to activate young adults who remain undermobilized. This report shows patterns of voter registration and turnout in California for eligible voters aged 18–34 in the 2018 midterm election.
In Summer 2022, the CSRC will host two paid summer internships structured around current and ongoing CSRC projects. In addition to contributing to the CSRC’s mission to provide information resources on Chicano history and culture, the interns will gain career-relevant experience. Deadline to apply: April 11, 11:59 PDT.
CSRC launches California Freedom Summer Participatory Action Project, Latinx Studies Seed Grants, Winter Quarter events on replay, new publications from CSRC Press, CSRC in the news, and more, in the Winter Quarter newsletter.
Pictured: Jennifer Osorio, newly appointed director of UCLA Library Special Collections
The CSRC is pleased to welcome Eder Gaona-Macedo as its first senior officer of community-engaged research. Gaona-Macedo brings a wealth of experience to the CSRC, where he will develop applied research projects that advance racial justice, immigrant rights, health equity, and education justice for Latinx and other historically marginalized populations.
A story in Healthcare Innovation announced Robert "Bob" Otto Valdez, a health services researcher with previous experience at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has been named director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). From 1985 through 1999, Valdez was a professor of health services at the UCLA School of Public Health and during that period served as associate director of the CSRC.