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5 0 1 N. MA IN ST. , LOS A N GE L ES , CA 90012 FOR INFO ON TICKETS OR SUPPORTING THE GALA, PLEASE VISIT WWW.TIACHUCHA.ORG/GALA OR CONTACT US AT (818) 939-3433.


OBSIDIAN SPONSOR:

TIA CHUCHA’S THANKS YOU

Richard

Foos FOR YOUR GENEROUS

CONTRIBUTION AND CONTINUED S U P P O R T I N C E L E B R AT I N G A R T S & M I N D S G AT H E R I N G FOR CHANGE !


TH E ART S M AT T E R N O W M O R E THAN EVER In February of this year, I transitioned into the role of Executive Director for Tia Chucha’s. I am truly humbled and honored to be entrusted by our board of directors to lead the organization into its next stage of growth. Of course, I am not alone in this journey as I have the support of our newly appointed Associate Director, Melissa Sanvicente as well as an amazing staff and community volunteers. One of our highlights from this year has been our largest grant award to date from the Art for Justice Fund administered through the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. Tia Chucha’s was selected from an invite-only nationwide application to help change the narrative of mass incarceration through the arts. We believe that the materially poor are rich in talents, skills, potentials, and imaginations. Every person, regardless of resources, is by nature regenerative. The visionary concept behind Tía Chucha’s transformative alchemy and its arts-based creative-wellness workshops and experiences, is to tap into, and, draw out, this abundant capacity to establish healthy lives, families, and culture - even in a faltering economy. I would like to acknowledge and personally thank you for all the support you have already given to Tia Chucha’s. Countless people lead reimagined more creative lives thanks to our work. We have seen suicidal teens become masters of their own lives, flourishing in poetry, dance, music, photography, video, and art. We have seen work-weary adults reignite their spirits through experiencing writing, performances, ancestral knowledge, author readings, and community dialogues. Possibilities become real. Children grow in wisdom. Adults grow in joy. Families strengthen bonds. Strangers connect as family. This is the magic we co-create daily. Thank you for your support as we celebrate 17 years of ancestral knowledge, the arts, literacy and creative engagement. Warm regards,

MICHAEL CENTENO

Executive Director Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore

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TH E ART S M AT T E R N O W M O R E THAN EVER It was my connection to Tia Chucha’s as a young mujer, that opened the doors to the teachings and traditions of our ancestors. I continue to learn every day from the community at Tia Chucha’s. This year I transitioned into the role of Associate Director, in support of our new Executive Director, Michael Centeno. I am honored and humbled to be given a responsibility in moving the dream of Tia Chucha’s forward. Our communities are deserving of spaces that reflect them and honor ancestral teachings as tools to help heal, grow and move forward. Our ancestors acknowledged the arts as a vital component for the development of a human being, so much that schools were dedicated to the honoring and learning of the arts. Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural is that space for our community. A place to learn how to play a jarana or guitar, to express yourself through poetry, to learn about our ancestral dancing and cosmic calendar, a place to be alive. We are grateful to everyone for the support they have given and continue to give. Tlazocamati for being present today to celebrate all that the arts and our traditions have to offer. Supporting Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural is that of embracing our ancestral teachings; that the arts have the power to heal. Tlazocamati ihuan Tiahui! Gracias y Adelante!

MELISSA EHEKALLI SANVICENTE Associate Director Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore

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OBSIDIAN SPONSOR:

John Cantú

TIA CHUCHA’S THANKS YOU

FOR YOUR GENEROUS

CONTRIBUTION AND CONTINUED S U P P O R T I N C E L E B R AT I N G

A R T S & M I N D S G AT H E R I N G FOR CHANGE !


OUR MISSIO N The mission of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural is to transform community in the Northeast San Fernando Valley and beyond through ancestral knowledge, the arts, literacy and creative engagement.

T HANK Y GA LA SPON S ORS OBSIDIAN:

JA DE:

Jackson Browne

Councilmember Monica Rodriguez, CD 7

Richard Foos | John Cantú LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

TURQUOISE:

Martha Mejia | David Perez

Galpin Honda | Williams Homes El Nido FSC, Pacoima

CSU, Northridge Chicana/o Studies Department

Lou Adler

A ME TH YS T:

Frith-Smith & Archibald, LLP Assemblymember Luz Rivas, District 39 Beverly Tate Black & Latino Men Read

David Perez T I A C H UC H A’ S WO UL D LI KE TO T HA NK OUR T U RQ U O I S E S P O N SO R

FOR YOUR GENEROUS CONTRIBUTION AND C O N T I N U E D S U P P O R T I N C E L E B R AT I N G A R T S & M I N D S G AT H E R I N G F O R C H A N G E !


OBSIDIAN SPONSOR:

TIA CHUCHA’S THANKS YOU

Jackson Browne FOR YOUR GENEROUS

CONTRIBUTION AND CONTINUED S U P P O R T I N C E L E B R AT I N G A R T S & M I N D S G AT H E R I N G FOR CHANGE !


S P EC I AL RE CO G N I T I O N Ciriaco Pinedo Comisiรณn Femenil of the San Fernando Valley

Youth Policy Institute Dr. Cardenas,

President of Cardenas Psychological Services and C.E.O of Luminarias Institute Inc.

Thank you Luis J. Rodriguez, you inspire us!

To the incredible men of

Grandview Foundation We believe in you!

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BOA RD OF D I R E CTO R S LUIS J. RODRIGUEZ

M I CH A EL D E L A RO CH A

ROBYN GOMEZ

D EN I SE M . SA N D OVA L , PH. D

Executive Board Member, President Author, Community Activist Executive Board Member, Secretary San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center Inc, MedStar Hospice

DANIEL OLIVAS

Board Member Attorney - California Department of Justice in the Public Rights Division, Author

ALEGNA GOMEZ Board Member Legal Assistant, Levitt & Quinn Family Law Center

Board Member Revolve Impact - Founder & CEO

Board Member Professor, CSU Northridge

TRINI RODRIGUEZ Board Member Community Activist

RENE OROZCO

Board Member LA County Department of Children and Family Services Continuing Services, Social Worker

GALA HONOREES CHER R IE M OR AGA Writer

Internationally recognized writer, poet, playwright, essayist, and feminist activist Cherrie Moraga was born in Los Angeles and began her writing career as a co-editor, along with Gloria Anzaldua, of the feminist anthology, This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color. Her work is often themed on the intersectionalities of sexuality, gender, race and was one of the first writers to introduce the theory Chicana lesbianism. She is the recipient of the United States Artist Rockefeller Fellowship for Literature among many other honors. It is also notable that she is a founding member of La Red Xicana Indigena, an advocacy network of Xicanas working in education, the arts, spiritual practice, and indigenous women’s rights. Currently, Cherrie is a tenured professor at the University of California Santa Barbara and will be published Spring 2019 for her new memoir entitled: Native County of the Heart. Tr i b u t e B o o k

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Artist Yreina D. Cervantez has been influencing the Chicanx and activist art movement for over 40 years with multimedia art and murals. Growing up in California, Yreina joined the Chicanx movement.

Her work reveals cultural roots,

history, and speaks for social justice and Latin American solidarity. Yreina is known as one of the pioneering artists of the Chicana mural movement and has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. She is a founding member of the art collective and nonprofit Self Help Graphics in Los Angeles. Currently, Yreina continues being an activist and advocate for Chicanx art and history. She is a Chicano studies professor at the California State University, Northridge. You can find her permanent art collections exhibited at Los Angeles County Museum (LACMA), Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), The Mexican Museum, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

LouAdler JADE SPONSOR:

TIA CHUCHA’S THANKS YOU

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OBSIDIAN SPONSOR:

TIA CHUCHA’S THANKS YOU

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Cultura

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A R T S & M I N D S G AT H E R I N G FOR CHANGE !


GALA HONOREES

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TR INI RO DR IGUE Z Community Activist

Trini Rodriguez is co-founder of Tia Chucha’s and served as Executive Director until February 2018. Inspired by a love of learning and a hunger for systemic social change, she has been active all her adult life. A graduate of CSU, Northridge, she has experience as an educator, editor, writer, interpreter, business manager, mentor, and facilitator of women’s talking circles and sweat lodge healing ceremonies. She views the arts and the recovery of ancestral knowledge as necessary to reconnect people to their creative capacities as artists and thinkers who can realign our world to its most caring transformative possibilities. She does what she can to learn, share, write, heal and help create the conditions, time and space for us to fully express our authentic selves and live the lives we were born to lead. Awards include: 2003 Local Hero of the Year, Hispanic Heritage Month KCET/Union Bank of CA; 2010 Mujeres Destacadas, Arte y Cultura Award, La Opinion; 2014 Mujeres de Corazon, Comision Femenil/ San Fernando Valley; 2016 Community Hero Award, Los Angeles Dodgers; 2017 Maestro Award, Latino Arts Network. She and husband Luis J Rodriguez produce “The Hummingbird Cricket Hour” podcast to explore thoughts and move hearts on pressing matters of life, social change, and philosophy.

ElSourceNido Family Center T I A C H UC H A’ S WO UL D LI KE TO T HA NK OUR T U RQ U O I S E S P O N SO R

I N PA C O I M A

FOR YOUR GENEROUS CONTRIBUTION AND C O N T I N U E D S U P P O R T I N C E L E B R AT I N G A R T S & M I N D S G AT H E R I N G F O R C H A N G E !


The Department of Chicana/o Studies at CSUN congratulates Profesora Yreina D. Cervantes, Trini Rodriguez, and Cherrie Moraga on the occasion of this distinguished recognition

Chicana and Chicano Studies Undergraduate and Graduate Program

is a proud sponsor of

! What is Chicana/o Studies? Chicana/o Studies is an Area Studies field that advances a critical understanding of the Chicana/o and Latina/o experience in the United States. Courses reflect a multidisciplinary approach to the understanding of Chicana/o and Latina/o histories, politics, culture including art and music, language, and education. In 2010, Latina/os represented 18% of the U.S. Population and about 40% of California’s population. What Careers does the degree prepare you for? ● Community Service ● Local Government ● Teaching ● Social Services ● Counseling ● Graduate Professional fields such as history, sociology, psychology, library science, political science, social work, law, urban studies, and others.

Centro Cultural & Bookstore

For all your automotive needs, please contact Luzmaria Sanchez, daughter of Enrique Sanchez, co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Cafe Cultural at lsanchez2@galpin.com or call (818) 837-6163

Chicana/o Studies Faculty hold terminal degrees and international recognition in Political Science, Sociology, History, Ethnomusicology, Music, Visual Arts, Literature, Education, Linguistics, Spanish, Philosophy, and more recently in American Studies and Cultural Studies. Chicana/o Studies has been in the forefront of providing flexibility for students so they may graduate in a timely manner. Double counting G.E. courses is a strategy to meet that goal. For more information:

www.csun.edu/chicanostudies 18111 Nordhoff Street Jerome Richfield 148 Northridge, CA 91330-8246 Phone 818-677-2734

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JADE SPONSOR:

TIA CHUCHA’S THANKS YOU

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FOR YOUR GENEROUS CONTRIBUTION AND CONTINUED S U P P O R T I N C E L E B R AT I N G A R T S & M I N D S G AT H E R I N G FOR CHANGE !

TIA CH U CH A’ S WO ULD LIK E TO T H A N K O U R T U RQ U O I S E SPONSOR

Martha Mejia FOR YOUR GENEROUS CONTRIBUTION AND CONTINUED SUPPORT I N C E L E B R AT I N G A R T S & M I N D S G AT H E R I N G F O R CHANGE !

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Art experiences through Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural have become a daily aspect of local life. Creative expression inspires, illumines, empowers, stimulates, and heals. Together we can transform our city and each other. Williams Homes’ attainable, new community Tovara West has been a homebuyer favorite from the start. Visit to find out for yourself why our buyers have found the opportunity to realize their dream of ownership at a price within reach at Tovara West. NEW TOWNHOMES FROM THE LOW $400s 818.698.4122 12740 Watt Lane • Sylmar • tovara@williamshomes.com WILLIAMSHOMES.com Williams Homes is a California Broker, License no. 01449126.


F E AT U R E D A R T I S T S CHAZ BOJORQUEZ, DAVID BOTELLO, JAIME “GERMS” ZACARIAS, MARGARET GARCIA, RAFAEL CARDENAS, RICK ORTEGA, WAYNE HEALY, BARBARA CARRASCO, KRISTY SANDOVAL, ERICA FRIEND, WENCESLAO QUIROZ

AUCTION ITEM DONORS California Automobile Museum, Golf and Sunsplash, Pier 39,

Travel Set Go, McGroarty Arts Center Bowl Set, Museum Of Making Music,

USS Midway Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, The Broad Museum, Grammy Museum, Marciano Art Foundation, Museum of Tolerance, Autry Museum of American West, Santa Anita Park, Sacramento Zoo, Sacramento

Aquatic Center, Walt Disney Family Museum, Uber, Picaboo, Aziel Rodger,

Stephanie Israel, Nano & Enzyme, Lalo Garcia, Antonio’s Tacos & Kabobs, Circus Vargas, Canyon Theatre Guild, Curves, Wendy Hernandez, Javier

Hernandez, Masana Portrait Artwork, St. George Spirits, Skirball Cultural Center, Johnny Aguirre, Tayina Azkaban, American Doll, Sunshine Delao,

Children’s Museum at La Habra, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Laugh

Factory, Malibu Wine Safari, Roclord Photo Studio, Rubio’s Coastal Grill, Los Angeles City Silhouette, The Habit Burger Grill, Polly’s Pies, Ice Station Valencia, Cheesecake Factory, Otterbox

GALA COMMITTEE MICHAEL CENTENO MELISSA SANVICENTE TRINI RODRIGUEZ RUBEN GUEVARA ROSALILIA MENDOZA

JESSICA WILSON CARDENAS WENDY HERNANDEZ ANDREA LOPEZ

REBECCA GOMEZ SUSANA GONZALEZ BRENDA YERA LUZ RODRIGUEZ MAYRA ZARAGOZA

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT WWW.TIACHUCHA.ORG/GALA OR CONTACT US AT (818) 939-3433.


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