Chicano Research Center: Archives of a lived Chicana/o History

 Chicano Research Center, Richard Soto, Chicano Movement, Community  History, Books,

Segment: Chicano Research Center:   Archives of Chicana/o History

Participants:  Richard Soto, founder of  Chicano  Research Center
Broadcast Air Date
: 1/24/20
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
Station: KUCR 88.3 FM Riverside, CA
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Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.

Discussion Topics:

  • How does the library represent an accumulation of life experiences?
  • How do you move from Vietnam in 1966 to the Chicano Movement of 1968?
  • The Plan de Santa Barbara,1969
  • What was the Sacramento State University program that recruited community activists to be agents of change by providing scholarships for Bachelors, Teaching degrees or Masters?
  • In 19650’s why were most jobs held by Raza in agriculture, domestic help or as small independent business owners?
  • Why did JC Penny limit its employment of Chicanas/ Chicanos to the Christmas season during the bracero program?
  • How do you take a Chicano history class without books?
  • Have you read the book, North from Mexico: The Spanish-Speaking People of the United States, by Carey McWilliams 1948?
  • Is the 1964 book Mexican-Americans of South Texas (Case Study in Cultural Anthropology) by William Madsen, racist?
  • When did Richard Soto, meet  Jose Montoya and the Royal Chicano Air Force?
  • How do you teach a Chicana history class when the field of Chicana History is being made by the people outside of the class  room?
  • How do you teach Chicano history in reverse by using the daily  newspaper  articles ?
  • Turning 40 books to fill one shelf into 20,000 book  library
  • Who is Oscar Zeta Acosta’s son?
  • Who attended Corky Gonzalez’s Crusade for justice in Colorado?
  • What happened at the second Chicano Moratorium, 1972?
  • What is a Pocho?
  • Are corridos like oral text books?
  • Why did the private collection of books and memorabilia become a public library?
  • Have you read the magazine , Joaquin?
  • Was the biggest success of the Chicano  movement, the  educational attainment of the following generations?
  • The Chicano Research Center is not just a library; the Center is also an archive of Chicano movement.
  • The Smithsonian Museum is interested in the material archived at the Chicano Research  Center.
  • Who has the  1949 poster of  Dolores Fernandez  running  for the pageant  of Reyna De las  fiestas Patrias in Stockton California?
  • Have you read Josefina Fierro: California Blacklisted Latina by  Carlos Larralde  and  Michael Lynch III?

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