Alejandro Anreus, professor of art at William Paterson University and author of Luis Cruz Azaceta, volume 10 in the A Ver series from CSRC Press, published a memorial tribute to scholar and curator Juan A. Martínez, who passed away October 11. Martínez is the author of María Brito, volume 4 in the A Ver series. Anreus discusses the book's release event at El Museo del Barrio in 2011.
As part of its program series "187: The Rise of the Latino Vote" featuring firsthand accounts of the campaign against Proposition 187, KCET published a video-recorded interview with CSRC director Chon A. Noriega, who discusses artmaking in response to anti-immigrant sentiment in the early 1990s.
Noriega promoted to distinguished professor, affiliated faculty receive awards and release publications, "Picturing Mexican America" in the news, meet this year's IAC scholars at the IAC Fall Forum, CSRC Press releases a new oral history featuring Laura Aguilar, and more in this month's newsletter! [Image: CSRC director Chon A. Noriega]
CSRC director Chon A. Noriega was quoted in a UCLA Newsroom story about minority representation in the Hollywood entertainment industry. The story follows an open letter from 270 Latino writers and content creators that was published in the Los Angeles Times on October 15.
In an interview for KCET's Southland Sessions programming, CSRC director Chon A. Noriega discussed the CSRC archive project "Religion, Spirituality, and Faith in Mexican American Social History, 1940s-Present" and his work as a curator and attempts to diversify the art museum. Listen to the interview here.
The Runner, a student newspaper at Cal State Bakersfield, reported on a campus event in September that featured photographer Luis C. Garza and honored the fifty-year anniversary of the National Chicano Moratorium. The article mentions the La Raza Photograph Collection at the CSRC.
A tribute to Grace Montañez Davis; CSRC launches Chicano Moratorium 50th Anniversary Project; CSRC Press releases a new Aztlán anthology, the fall issue of Aztlán journal, and wins awards; online public programs; fellowship opportunities; and more in this month's newsletter! (Image: Autobiography without Apology, volume 7 in the Aztlán Anthology series from CSRC Press)
Through December 18, 2020, a large selection of CSRC Press books are available at 50 percent off, tax and shipping included! In addition, all Chicano Cinema and Media Arts series DVDs have been discounted to $15, tax and shipping included.
A UCLA Newsroom story on the upcoming public conversation series "10 Questions: Reckoning" hosted by the UCLA School of Arts and Architecture, mentions CSRC director Chon Noriega, who will participate in the discussion "What is Power?" on October 19.