On Friday, December 6, CSRC director Chon A. Noriega participated in a town hall discussion concerning the need for a Smithsonian American Latino museum in Washington, DC. Robert Suro, director of the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute, was the moderator and Xavier Becerra, U.S. Representative for California's 34th congressional district, provided commentary and legislative context.
Maria Elena Ruiz, former CSRC associate director, published the editorial “The Voice for Latino Communities: A Time for Action” in the latest issue of Hispanic Health Care International (volume 11, number 4). Ruiz is an assistant adjunct professor in the UCLA School of Nursing and a CSRC faculty affiliate.
The UCLA Center for Population Health and Health Disparities, along with Public Matters and Nathan Cheng Consulting, will be celebrating its third corner store conversion/market makeover in East Los Angeles/Boyle Heights on Saturday, December 14, at noon. KCET reported on the store's transformation in an article posted November 22.
CSRC director Chon A. Noriega will deliver a keynote address at the two-day conference "Shimmering, Shining, Vomiting, Glitter: The Poetics & Politics of Disgust" at the Nottingham Contemporary in Nottingham, England.