CSRC director Chon Noriega was quoted in a story concerning a recent report generated through the Media, Diversity, and Social Change Initiative at USC that indicated the continued lack of people of color within Hollywood films.
Dr. Cynthia Orozco, chair of the History, Humanities, and Social Sciences at ENMU-Ruidoso, presented on the "Rise of Chicana Studies in the 1980s" at a conference that established the first major Latina/Latino Studies organization. Orozco formerly coordinated a women's unit within the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center.
The Society of American Archivists announced the release of the CSRC Press's Oral Histories Series.
Dialogue: The Newsletter of the Oral History Section, Summer 2014
Max Benavidez, author of Gronk, volume 1 in the CSRC Press's A Ver series, reviewed the exhibition Ricardo Valverde: Experimental Sights, 1971-1996 on his blog on the Huffington Post.
CSRC director Chon Noriega will participate in the final night of the "Uptown Bounce" series in New York City when he joins El Museo del Barrio's founder, Raphael Montañez Ortiz, for a conversation about the history and legacy of the museum and Ortiz's "destruction" art.
The 2014 anthology Show Time: The 50 Most Influential Exhibitions of Contemporary Art, edited by Jens Hoffmann, includes the 2008-2010 CSRC traveling exhibition Phantom Sightings: Art after the Chicano Movement.
The exhibition "Ricardo Valverde: Experimental Sights, 1971-1996" was highlighted in the GLIMPSES section of the Zócalo Public Square web magazine. (Image: I See What You Never Saw, 1976/1991)
We invite your submissions to the dossier section for the Fall 2015 edition, which will feature critical dialogues on topics relevant to Chicano studies. Essays, dossiers, and book reviews for future editions are also welcome.
Congratulations to Carolina Miranda, Kim Masters, and Darby Maloney on winning 1st Place at the Southern California Journalism Awards for Entertainment Reporting/Criticism (Radio). Their story on Latino bilingual TV was produced for "The Business" on KCRW 89.9 FM. CSRC director Chon Noriega was interviewed for the story, which can be heard here.