Since 1992, the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture (CESLAC) at UCLA has provided cutting-edge research and education about Latinos, their health, history, and roles in California. About CESLAC >
Why is Cinco de Mayo so widely celebrated in the US -- and not in Mexico? Learn more about this century-long tradition rooted in the American Civil War and its lasting cultural significance.
In this podcast, produced by the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture, we aim to unearth the voices of gente and health by highlighting Latino narratives and discussing the situation of Latinos in California, from the foundations of Cinco de Mayo to the COVID-19 pandemic.
During UCLA's Centennial year 2019, UCLA with CESLAC honored the contributions of Reginaldo Francisco del Valle, Latino State Legislator who aided the fouding of UCLA's predecessor institution. This event simultaneously recognized and honored the more than 100 years of contributions Latino students, alumni, faculty, and staff have made to UCLA and to the wider community.
CESLAC’s dedicated faculty, researchers, staff, and volunteers provide the public with fact-based research on Latino health, history, and culture.To see our recent publications and projects, visit: