Luis J. Rodriguez

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How the Arts Transform Communities: Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural & Bookstore received a Create/Cultivate grant from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission to do a film and book project with the theme of how the arts transform communities. It will focus on twenty years of arts development in the Northeast San Fernando Valley, where Tia Chucha's has been located for the past ten years. This film and book will also have national significance since we need arts training as well as cultural spaces, independent bookstores, theaters, and public art projects more than ever in this country, particularly in poor and neglected areas. The book editors are Denise Sandoval, a writer and professor at California State University, Northridge, and Luis Rodriguez, a writer and cofounder of Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural.

Luis's Introduction to Olmeca's CD "La Contra Cultura"

KCET-TV's "Departures" interview with Luis Rodriguez

Luis Speaks at the 12 annual Latino Book and Family Festival, Los Angeles

Lunch Poems At UC Berkeley, here is the website

Luis reads at Sonoma State University

Luis interviewed at Keane University, Union, New Jersey

The film is being made by film maker John Cantu. The project is being coordinated by musician/performance artist Ruben "Funkahuatl" Guevara. We need to raise funds to double this grant and to get this film and book created and published by mid-2012. Please consider donating by going to and hitting the donation button on the top right of the home page. Donors who give over certain amounts will be listed as investors in the book and film. Please enjoy the above trailer so you can grasp the amazing ideas and work we are trying to promote and cultivate.

The Spotlight with Leila Feinstein of Los Angeles television station KTLA, featured this segment on Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural with Luis J. Rodriguez

Luis Rodriguez reading his poem "My Name's Not Rodriguez" during the singing of "La Llorona" by Perla Batalla and her band at the Border Book Festival, Mesilla, New Mexico, April 18, 2009.

The Gregory Mantell Show: Interview with LJR

Luis J. Rodriguez reads his work at Ave 50 Studio in LA's Highland Park

Regeneration TV Interview

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