A KCET documentary on La Raza Newspaper and Magazine, traveling exhibitions featuring CSRC materials, a new anthology on the education pipeline, an undergraduate internship opportunity, and more in this month’s newsletter!
(Image: A young woman reads La Raza Magazine during the National Chicano Moratorium, August 29, 1970. Photo by La Raza Staff Photographers. La Raza Photograph Collection)
This paid summer internship at the CSRC is structured around current and ongoing CSRC projects in the arts. In addition to contributing to the CSRC’s mission to provide information resources on Chicano history and culture, the intern—who must be enrolled in an undergraduate program—will gain career-relevant archival experience. Application deadline: April 27 at 5:00 p.m.
A feature on the exhibition Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell, which recently opened at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum in Miami.
A profile of artist Amalia Mesa-Bains, whose work was included in the CSRC-organized exhibition Home—So Different, So Appealing, was featured in ArtNews. The article included a reference to the controversial exhibition Revelaciones/Revelations: Hispanic Art of Evanescence at Cornell University in 1993, which included the work of Mesa-Bains and Home artist Daniel Joseph Martinez and was curated by CSRC director Chon A. Noriega.
Harry Gamboa Jr. and photographer Luis Garza took part in a Q&A at the Autry Museum of the American West about cultural representations of Chicanos and Chicanas. Each photographer is featured in a current exhibition at the Autry. In his comments about Harry Gamboa Jr.: Chicano Male Unbonded, Gamboa mentioned CSRC director Chon A. Noriega, whose portrait is included in the exhibition. Garza’s work is included in the Autry exhibition La Raza, which he co-curated and which was produced in collaboration with the CSRC.
A Los Angeles Times article examines the life of Oscar Acosta, Chicano attorney during the 1960s and 1970s and subject of the PBS documentary The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo, which premiered March 23. The documentary incorporates an extensive number of images from the CSRC’s La Raza Photograph Collection.
An image from the CSRC’s La Raza Photograph Collection that shows participants in a 1968 student walkout at Roosevelt High School was published in Newsday with a reprint of a letter that appeared in the news magazine on March 7, 1968. The author of the letter, student Jeffrey Schechtman, states the need for youth to play a role in the political process.
A screening of Efraín Gutiérrez’s 1976 feature film Please, Don’t Bury Me Alive! was featured in a roundup of special screening events in New York City. The film was restored by the CSRC in partnership with the UCLA Film and Television Archive and inducted in 2014 into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.
Images from the CSRC’s La Raza Photograph Collection were used in an Associated Press article discussing similarities between the East Los Angeles student walkouts of 1968 to the recent activism of teens in Parkland, Florida.
The two-day conference Seeking Educational Justice: The 1968 Chicana/o Student Walkouts Made History, organized by the CSRC, was highlighted in a UCLA Newsroom story discussing the fiftieth anniversary of the student-led movement.