Give Us Our Flowers: Latinx Artivist Portraits

Angélica Becerra, artist and PhD candidate in Chicana/o studies at UCLA, discusses artworks she created that will be included in an exhibition at the Chicano Studies Research Center in Fall 2019. Becerra’s works are watercolor portraits of emerging and established artivists—artist-activists who are responsible for visual culture in contemporary social movements.

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Notes from Archiving the Trail of Dreams

Rafael R. Solórzano, soon to be an assistant professor at Cal State LA, reflects on the research he undertook to document the Trail of Dreams and the challenges of archiving twenty-first-century social movements. This research was funded in part by a grant from the CSRC/IAC (Tamar Diana Wilson Fund) and Emory University’s James Weldon Johnson Institute fellowship.

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Working with Selena at the CSRC

CSRC archival processing intern Lupe Sánchez discusses her work at the CSRC, where she processed production materials related to the 1997 biopic Selena.

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