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Tía Chucha's Centro Cultural  #CulturalCenter🏩 & #Bookstore📚 "#WhereArt 🖌🎤& #Minds👥 #Meet👣- #ForaChange✊" #tiachuchas818 Become a Dream Maker TODAY!⤵

Check them out, they’re learning fast! Beginners Guitar on Thursdays 5:30-7pm!#summerprogram #guitar #guitarra #musicclass #musica

This is not a goodbye but a see you soon! A BIG THANK YOU to our wonderful @lacountyarts interns this summer. Shout out to Caro our trauma to transformation project assistant, Susan our fundraising intern, and Brenda our development intern! Lots of love and best wishes to these amazing interns on their future path! #summerfun

Happy Birthday to our Tia Chucha Press Coordinator Jessica Wilson Cardenas! 🎈We are so excited to see you grow and we are all anxiously waiting for the arrival of your baby Sol! 🌞 Throwback to the surprise baby shower celebration! #happybirthday #tcpress

Thank you Young Warrior Alex Uribe for telling us your book recommendation: The Alchemist. What book do you recommend? Comment or Inbox your thoughts and/or videos. Introduce yourself, tell us the title of the book, and why you recommend it, in less than or up to 60 seconds. We will be featuring one each Wednesday :) #wordwednesday

It’s that time of the year! Back to School discounts for teachers and students! 📚Get 10% off your classroom and bedtime favorites! Open Monday-Thursday 1-7pm, Friday 1-10pm, Saturday 12-5pm! #booksale #teacherdiscount #studentdiscount #supportlocal

Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural & Bookstore, a community arts nonprofit, is honored to receive $5,275.08 from prisoners at California State Prison, Los Angeles County (Lancaster) "B" facility. The men often raise funds for nonprofits in the community with prison-supported fundraisers. Our co-founder and board president, Luis J. Rodriguez, has been teaching writing, speaking, doing poetry readings, and healing circles in prisons, jails, and juvenile lockups for 38 years throughout California but also around the United States as well as Mexico, Central America, South America, and Europe. He has been teaching off-and-on at Lancaster State Prison (CSP-LAC) for over ten years, most recently as part of the Alliance for California Traditional Arts. Tia Chucha's also received a two-year Arts for Justice Fund grant to administer "From Trauma to Transformation" program working with incarcerated men and women, formerly incarcerated, and youth through our Young Warriors program to help end the school-to-prison pipeline. This is part of our effort to help change the narrative and reality of mass incarceration through the arts. We thank the men of B Facility at Lancaster State Prison as well as the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, in particular the prison's Community Resource Manager, Ms. Ericka Lake and her staff.

Congratulations to all the poets who completed the very first Cultural Narrative Poetry workshop here at TC! They’re here sharing their palabra with us on this special Monday open mic ✨ #poetry #poesia #culturalnarrative #workshop #openmic

Simple explanations of complex ideas for your future genius! Stop by Tia Chucha’s this week: Mon-Th 1-7pm, Friday 1-10pm, Saturday 12-5pm #sciencebabies #scienceforkids #lilgenius #childrensbooks #supportlocal #independentbookstore

“This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it.” Join us next Saturday from 12-1:30pm for our Social Justice Book Club. “Between the World and Me” is now available at TC. We welcome everyone, even if you have not read or completed reading the book, Social Justice is a topic all can engage in. #betweentheworldandme #tanehisicoates #bookclub #nationalawardwinner #newyorktimesbestseller

“Calligraphy of the Witch” by Alicia Gaspar de Alba is a story that combines “the horror of the Salem witch trials with the philosophy and poetry of the nun and writer known as the first feminist of the Americas,” Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz. We’re open today until 10pm. Drop by for books and open mic night! #bookfacefriday #bookstagram #nonprofit #supportlocal

Happy birthday to our bookstore manager Rosalilia Mendoza! 🎈Bringing in all the amazing books here at our librería! We wish you a very beautiful day. Con mucho amor from TC family ❤️ #happybirthday

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Here’s a little something I drew just in time for the start of a new school year. If you’re an academic, let it be a reminder that white voices aren’t the only available options. Change shit. If you’re a student (and you’re willing, because I know it can be intimidating), ask your professors why there aren't more writers of color/scholars of color on their syllabi. Some of them have been teaching the same white dude stuff for years—call them out on it. /// This was partially inspired by @greenboxshop and I am a good academic who always cites my sources 😇

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