Trini Tlazohteotl Rodriguez

Producer, "The Hummingbird Cricket Hour" Podcast
Co-Founder & Board Member, Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural & Bookstore

Selected by Assemblymember Luz Rivas Trini Tlazohteotl Rodriguez is co-founder of Tia Chucha’s, a cultural center and bookstore that transforms community through ancestral knowledge, the arts, literacy and creative engagement. Now a Board Member, she served as Executive Director for seventeen years. A graduate of CSU, Northridge, she has experience as an educator, editor, writer, interpreter, business manager, and mentor. Adopted by a Navajo Nation Dine family, Trini conducts women’s sweat lodge ceremonies and healing circles for personal and collective wellness. Active all her life, she writes, speaks and strives to impact systemic social change so that we may fully express our authentic selves and live the lives we were born to lead. She and husband Luis J Rodriguez produce “The Hummingbird Cricket Hour” podcast. 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; 2018 Outstanding Achievement Award, Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore.