CSRC director Chon A. Noriega was quoted in a Daily Bruin story concerning the anti-discrimination measures recently mandated by UC President Janet Napolitano for all UC campuses.
The Latinos & Economic Security project (LES) has issued a statement supporting President Obama's MyRA program, saying it's advantageous to Latinos, especially those who may not be knowledgeable about current retirement vehicles. In addition, "this new program lessens the risks of loss, mismanagement, and fraud, an issue important to immigrants, young Latinos, and older Hispanics who have been too often victimized by unscrupulous financial practices."
The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago has published a catalog to complement the group exhibition Black Is, Black Ain't, which was on view at the Society in 2008. The catalog includes the essay "Babel Screened: On Race, Narcissism, and the Predication of American Video Art" by Huey Copeland, assistant professor of art history at Northwestern University. The photograph "Decoy Gang War Victim" from a 1974 Asco performance is one of the essay's illustrations.
Asco and Friends: Exiled Portraits, organized by Le Cartel and the CSRC and co-curated by Celine Kopp, Chon A. Noriega, and Pilar Tompkins Rivas, has been announced. This is the first major exhibition in France of works by the artist collective Asco, active in Los Angeles from 1972 to 1987. The exhibition will take place March 8 through July 6, 2014 at Tour-Panorama, La Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille, France.
Alex Ortega, CSRC associate director and professor in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was interviewed for a National Public Radio story on the high rates of diabetes among Latinos, and a variety of efforts being made to reduce them.