The ChismeArte Digital Experience is in collaboration with:

Victor Valle, professor emeritus, Department of Ethnic Studies, Cal Poly SLO. 

In partnership with UCSB California Ethnic & Multicultural Archives (CEMA), UC Santa Barbara Library. Special thanks to M. Angel Diaz, Curator, CEMA

Robert E. Kennedy’s Creative works Department

Catherine J. Trujillo, Curator
Jessica Eng, Digital Publishing Student Fellow, BUS ‘22
Based on the foundation and pedagogy of jaime ding, Poly Publishing Digital Publishing Research Fellow, 2019-2022.

Site Preferred Citation

ChismeArte Digital Experience, Poly Publishing, Creative Works, Robert E. Kennedy Library, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Calif.


The ChismeArte Digital Experience is shared with permission by the copyright holders. Copyright for ChismeArte / XhismeArte remains with an amalgamation of past organizations consisting of the magazine’s founding organizations (The Concilio de Arte de Popular, ChismeArte Publications, LA Latino Writers Association) with registered copyright vesting with:
LA Latino Writers Association:
Victor Valle
Helen Maria Viramontes
Jesus Mena

Rights and Access

Access to and use for the ChismeArte Digital Experience and assets is granted for scholarly and research purposes only. This site is not a clearinghouse for submitting reproduction or publisher permissions requests. For questions please contact Catherine Trujillo (805) 756-6395 or


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