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Acknowledgments & Credits

Acknowledgments & Credits

Otros Saberes: Digital Testimonios, Oral Histories, Micro Documentaries is made possible by Dr. Lani Cupchoy, the student curators, and the Cal State LA University Library

Student Curators

Itzel Aguilar, Meagan Amaral, Stellina Ao, Mario Bahena, Vanessa Campuzano, Jason Chen, Justice Clayton, Cliff Connors, Christina Feng, Miguel Fernandez, Xyrina Figueroa, Laura Fredericks, Brianna Fuentes, Rick Garcia, Laney Hansell, Julio Henriquez, Johnny Huang, Adriana Landeros, Emily Lopez, Evaristo Martinez, Guadalupe Meneses, Victor Chaidez Reyes, Jaylene Romero, Angel Ruiz, Sophia Sherzai, Paola Tavares, Jeanne Tucker, Jennifer Valdez, Judith Velasquez, Sandra Villalobos, Claudia Zepeda 

Special Thanks & Acknowledgement

Dr. Lani Cupchoy, Luis Rodriguez, & All of the family members and friends that chose to participate in these students’ projects!

Dr. Lani Cupchoy Interview’s Poet Laureate & Author Luis Rodriguez

This micro-documentary tells the story of Los Angeles poet laureate and author, Luis Rodriquez. Luis is the founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co-founder of Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. In this interview, Luis discusses his experiences with drugs and violence as a teenager and his eventual self-actualization of becoming a writer. He found refuge in books through these difficult times in his life and by reading about the Chicano Movement and Black Power books from the 60s, Luis found the drive to make sure his and other untold stories are known.  

Certificate of Recognition

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Certificate of Recognition awarded to the Department of Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies and the Deparmtnet of Historyfor their commitment toward a democratic and more inclusive global society from Jimmy Gomez, Member of Congress. 

Archives Project Team

Azalea Camacho, Archivist & Special Collections Librarian, Special Collections & Archives, University Library, Cal State LA

Elijah Bille, Student Assistant 

Keshy Jeong, Student Assistant

Michelle Morataya, Student Assistant