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Events Schedule - 2012

Upcoming events for 2012

July 7 to 13, 2012 - Bay Area: SF/Oakland. All events are FREE.
Media Contact: Juliana Mojica, mojicaARTS, 415-225-3725,

WHO: Author Luis J. Rodriguez – Named one of LA Weekly’s People of the Year 2012, will be in the Bay Area for Book/Film Tour and Healing event*
WHAT: “It Calls You Back: An Odyssey through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing” Author Reading & Book Signing plus Bay Area premiere Film Screening of Rushing Waters, Rising Dreams: How the Arts are Transforming a Community (Community Co-presenter Cine+Mas SF Latino Film Festival)

Tuesday, July 10, 6-8pm - Co-sponsored by CURYJ (Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice). SF. Cesar E. Chavez Branch Library, 3301 E 12th Street, Suite 271, Oakland, CA 94601. Books available for purchase courtesy of Modern Times Bookstore, SF and Tia Chucha’s Bookstore.
Contact: Pete Villaseñor, 510.535.5620,,

Wednesday, July 11, 12-3pm - UCo-sponsored by POOR Magazine/Prensa POBRE. Books available for purchase courtesy of Readers Bookstore at the Main Library and Tia Chucha’s Bookstore. SF Public Library, 100 Larkin St (@Grove). Koret Auditorium, lower level, SF, CA 94102. This is not a Library Sponsored Program.
Contact: POOR Magazine, 415-863-6306

Wednesday, July 11, 5:30 pm - Visit with prison writing circle at San Quentin State Prison (not for the public).

Thursday, July 12, 6-8:30pm - Community Co-presenter Cine+Mas SF Latino Film Festival. Books available for purchase courtesy of Modern Times Bookstore, SF and Tia Chucha’s Bookstore. 826 Valencia, 826 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110.
Contact Raul Alcantar, (826 Staff) 415.642.5905 x209,, or Modern Times Bookstore, 415.282.9246,, 826 Valencia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6–18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.

Additional Bay Area events -

Healing the Hoods Weekend: Saturday, July 7th 11-4p @ POOR Magazine, 2940 16th St #301 San Francisco, SF- Sunday, July 8th 10-5:30 ( with bbq & performances following- 6-8pm @ Homefulness in East Oakland, 8032 MacArthur Bl East Oakland, Ca. This Cross bay event is focused on healing poor youth, adults and elders from the violence of poverty, racism, criminalization and colonization. Luis Rodriguez will be one of many healers, indigenous leaders and artists sharing different forms of healing, ceremony, cooking demonstrations and community-created medicine Event Co-sponsored by POOR Magazine/Prensa POBRE & 67 Suenos.

Other 2012 Events for Luis J. Rodriguez -

Wednesday & Thursday, July 18 & 19 - Reading, Q&A, book signing, and writing workshop at Goddard College, Port Townsend, WA.
Contact: Erin Fristad,

Thursday, July 19, 2012 - USeattle, WA. Queen Anne United Methodist Church. Evening talk and Q&A. Possible class visit or donor reception.
Contact: Rev. Katie Ladd 206-282-4307

Friday, July 20 to Friday, July 27, 2012 - Trip to El Salvador as part of the Transnational Advisory Group in Support of the Peace Process in El Salvador. Various public events, prison visits, media conferences, and more, including interviews and fact-finding around the MS-13 and 18th Street peace efforts that began in March of 2012.

Monday, August 13 to Sunday, August 19, 2012 - Teacher/poet for annual Mosaic Multicultural Foundation's Men's Conference at Woodland Camps in Mendocino, CA. per LR.

Tuesday & Wednesday, September 18 &19, 2012 - Reston Community Center Reston , VA - A Town Hall meeting and an “outreach” visit to a disenfranchised group.
Contact: Linda Ifert 703-390-6168

Sunday, September 23, 2012 - Reading and talk at the Fullerton Public Library, Fullerton, CA.
Contact: Maureen Gebelein, 714-738-6383

Sunday, September 30, 2012 - RReading/panelist at the West Hollywood Book Fair, West Hollywood CA.

Thursday, October 4, 2012 - University of La Verne, La Verne, CA –Late morn freshman address on It Calls You Back, class visit, lunch or dinner, evening lecture.
Contact: Jonathan Reed 909-593-3511 x4188

Thursday, October 11, 2012 - Hilbert College, Hamburg, NY – Class visit, evening lecture and reception.
Contact: Tony Hughes 716-649-7900

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - Speaking and showing of Tia Chucha film "Rushing Waters, Rising Dreams: How the Arts are Transforming a Community." Pasadena City Community College.
Contact: Beverly Tate,

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