This month the CSRC continues its focus on the Latino arts of Los Angeles with a new five-year agreement with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Welcome back! We have a lot on our agenda this academic year, including conferences on Chicano history, education, style, and … Selena!
Last month, Chicano studies lost a major figure in the development of the field. Gloria Anzaldúa passed away on May 15, 2004, from diabetes-related complications. She was sixty-one years old.
The billboard on Cahuenga Blvd. was simple and direct: “On May 14 there will be no Mexicans in California.”
Article mentions Latino Policy and Issues Brief.
Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, April 2004
The center has lost a good friend and an important voice for Latinos in California. Frank del Olmo, an associate editor and columnist for the Los Angeles Times, died of an apparent heart attack in his office on Thursday, February 19, 2004. He was 55.
This month the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC) unveils two major projects in the arts: the Strachwitz Frontera Collection website and a Latino arts preservation initiative.
Happy New Year! This month the center gets underway with its second faculty search, hosts a meeting of Latino faculty and administrators from across the University of California system, and gets ready to launch its Frontera Collection web site with over 15,000 Spanish-language recordings from the first half of the twentieth century.