Monthly Archives: October 2014

Ruben Salazar Exhibit at Cal State LA (10-23-14 to 3-27-14)

A multimedia presentation of his life and his work and its continuing impact.   OPENING RECEPTION Co-hosted by The Pat Brown Institute and the Chican@ Latin@ University Association   Thursday, October 23, 2014  |  4pm – 6pm Cal State L.A. John F. Kennedy … Continue reading



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Political Graffiti

In this blog the term “political graffiti” is used in the context of a Harry Gamboa interview.  Harry, an influential Chicano essayist, photographer, director and performance artist, once said that some art has strong form or style but has a poor … Continue reading



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Book Review: Where Excuses Go To Die by John Espinosa Nelson

I cannot write about this book without also writing about myself. I realize that’s may seem odd for a book review but what is left after reading a book if you cannot compare it to your own life experience? I will preface … Continue reading



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41st Annual Día de los Muertos at Self-Help Graphics (11-2-14)

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 2, 2014 | 5PM – 11PM  41ST ANNUAL DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS UNA CITA CON LA VIDA Special Musical Performances by Las Cafeteras • Raul y Mexia Metralleta de Oro • The Stone Soul Echoes ¡Aparato • Magaly La Voz de Oro … Continue reading



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Noche de Ofrenda at Grand Park in DTLA (10-25-14)

With Master Altar Maker Ofelia Esparza and the Esparza Family Saturday, October 25, 2014 | 7PM – 9PM at  200 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (map) Noche de Ofrenda will expand its reach to include families and individuals … Continue reading



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Una Cita Con La Vida at Self-Help Graphics (10-23-14)

Additional Sites Along 1st Street (between Cummings & St. Louis) Corazon del Pueblo • Hardware Studio • Casa 0101 Enjoy a special October evening viewing art that honors our past loved ones. Self Help Graphics & Art is partnering with … Continue reading



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“Política: The Forced Annexation and Political Incorporation of the Nuevo Mexicanos, 1821-1871” Talk at UCLA

Event Date:  Friday, October 31, 2014 – 1:30pm to 3:00pm Event Location:  CSRC Library – 144 Haines Hall The UCLA Department of Sociology Race & Ethnicity Working Group and the CSRC are pleased to welcome Phillip B. (Felipe) Gonzales, professor … Continue reading



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Performance: “Spine of Califas” Featuring Taco Shop Poets with Los Illegals at UCLA

Event Date:  Friday, October 24, 2014 – 7:00pm to 8:00pm Event Location:  UCLA Library, Powell Library Rotunda Your heart beats at the speed of the spoken word pulsing with the rhythm of California Interstates 5, 15, 405 and Route 78. … Continue reading



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Chicana/o Education Summit at UCLA (10-17-14)

The ninth annual Latina/o Education Summit brings together legal scholars, social scientists, advocates, and administrators in order to assess the impact and implications of the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and the 2011 DREAM Act on Latina/o students.  According … Continue reading



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CENTRO CSO Supports Ethnic Studies Now Coalition





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