Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Fundraiser for Tía Chucha's
One of the founders of Tía Chucha's, Luis Rodríguez, is a powerful passionate poet and writer, and for many years was publisher and editor of Tía Chucha Press, which published much fine poetry, most of it showing a strong working-class politically progressive leaning.
Tía Chucha's cafe/bookstore/performance space/cultural center will be moving to a temporary site, with the goal of ultimately finding a permanent location in the northeast San Fernando Valley. They're holding a fundraiser in the near future, and are accepting donations. If you live in the L.A. area, you can go to Tía Chucha's to sign their petition. They're also looking for volunteers to help with the fundraiser, the move, and other activities.
More information on all of the above is at the Tía Chucha website. I encourage you to spend time there checking out the wide range of artistic, cultural and community work they're involved with.
More on Luis Rodríguez, his life and writing, can be found at his website and his weblog.