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Award: Luis Leal Award For Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature

McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA

Tim Hernández will receive this year's Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature.  His debut novel, Breathing, In Dust received the 2010 Premio Aztlan Prize in Fiction. His collection of poetry, Natural Takeover of Small Things was released in 2013 and received the 2014 Colorado Book Award, and his novel, Mañana Means Heaven, which is based on the life of Bea Franco, also released in 2013, went on the receive the 2014 International Latino Book Award in historical fiction.  His ...

50th Anniversary Conference El Plan de Santa Barbara

McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA

The 50th Anniversary Conference El Plan de Santa Barbara will commemorate one of the seminal proclamations of the Chicano Movement of the late 1960s and 1970s.  The Chicano Movement was the largest and most widespread civil rights and empowerment movement by Mexican Americans.  El Plan was drafted at a conference held at UCSB in April of 1969.  It laid the foundation for the establishment of Chicano Studies at UCSB and elsewhere.  It also unified the ...

Roma: A Symposium

McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA

Join faculty from the Departments of Chicana/o Studies, Spanish and Portuguese, and Political Science for a discussion of Alfonso Cuarón’s groundbreaking new film Roma. Free and open to the public Sponsored by the IHC Research Group on Latino Studies

Award: Luis Leal Award For Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature

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Rubén Martínez will receive this year's Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature. Martínez is Professor of English and the Fletcher Jones Chair in Literature & Writing at Loyola Marymount University. His books include The Other Side: Notes from the New L.A., Mexico City & Beyond (1993), Flesh Life: Sex in Mexico (with Joseph Rodriguez, 2006), The New Americans (2004), Crossing Over: A Mexican Family over the Migrant Trail (2001), and East Side Stories ...