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May 1, 2006

Yesterday, Los Angeles experienced two major marches, with more than 500,000 people. Nationwide rallies and a boycott rolled across the nation.

April 1, 2006

Last month, the CSRC and UCLA lost a devoted friend, alumnus, and supporter, Marco Antonio Firebaugh.

March 1, 2006

Exactly one year ago in this newsletter, I wrote about Chantico—Starbucks’s new chocolate drink, inspired by the Aztecs—which I recommended despite some skepticism about its cultural politics.

February 1, 2006

Last month, I predicted that in 2006 we would have the first Latino President of the United States … on television.

January 1, 2006

Living in Los Angeles, one sees a lot of Hollywood stars. We live in the same city, even if in different worlds.

December 1, 2005

As we end 2005, I would like to thank the many people who have contributed to the CSRC and its various projects.

November 1, 2005

In 1972, Self Help Graphics & Art hosted their first Dia de los Muertos event, an annual celebration that quickly came to have a significant impact on the cultural life of the city.

September 9, 2005

The Chronicle of Higher Education published an editorial by CSRC director Chon A. Noriega on recent protests against immigrant and minority rights, including freedom of speech.

September 1, 2005

Welcome back! We have a lot on our agenda this academic year, including conferences on education and leadership.