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Volume 59, Number 37    May 21, 2012         

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Enduring relevance
Professor of Sociology and Department Chair Edward McCaughan was the subject of a May 10 San Francisco Examiner "3-Minute Interview," that focused on his new book, Art and Social Movements: Cultural Politics in Mexico and Aztlán, about the influence of artists on activism in the 1960s through '80s. Artists "created visual discourses that allowed people to imagine themselves differently... as people with rights who could stand up to their government," McCaughan said. "I still see people carrying images that are out of the work Chicano artists were doing in the '60s and '70s… the images still have such relevance."

Barrio noir
Professor of Latina/Latino Studies Alejandro Murguía was interviewed by Mission Local for a May 11 article about his short story "The Other Barrio," which is based on the 1975 fire that burned down the Gartland Hotel, and is being made into a movie called SFNoir. "You have to understand this is part of (the Mission's) history," Murguía said. "It was all brewing in my head, I wanted to tap into my anger and transfer [my feelings] into characters… When I wrote the story one afternoon, it came out in one long burst -- very raw."


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