Volunteer Facilitators

Xola_and_the_Huehuetl.jpgMonique Orozco, has been a danzante for 13 years and has led Danza Temachtia Quetzalcoatl- resident danza circle for Tia Chucha's Centro- for the past 10 years. Danza TQ has taken part in ceremonies from San Jose, Ca., to Tijuana, Mexico and annually participates in community events, marches, MeChA conferences and celebrations all year round. Mother of two, a Special Educator and  Peace and Dignity organizer for the San Fernando Valley, Monique leads the danza in a community- conscious manner, welcoming families and individuals alike. Contact info: danzatq@gmail.com




Jeffery Martin, Open Mic Co-Host, Poet, storyteller, author of six books, uses life experiences as his inspiration behind what he shares with the world.  His first book “Weapon of Choice” won the 2008 New Jersey Beach Book Festival for Best Book of Poetry. Mr. Martin has been very active in community, founding the theatre group B.E.H.O.L.D. for inner city youth in Rochester, New York, where youth were introduced to poetry, dance, martial arts, fencing, theatre, drumming, clowning, acrobatics, art, ceramics and public speaking.  He believes that words can be a source of strength and healing, using his life as an example.  He is currently employed by LAUSD and works with children with special needs. Contact info: anomaly050460@yahoo.com


Alex.jpgAlexandra Hohmann, In The Words of Womyn (ITWOW) Facilitator, is a San Fernando Valley native, high school English teacher, and published poet. As an active member of the Los Angeles literary scene, she believes in the power of language and art to build community. As current ITWOW facilitator, her goal is to empower women to “give sound to our story and volume to our voice.” Contact info: itwow.sfv@gmail.com or www.itwowinternational.org




Gloria Brill, Reiki Healing Sessions Facilitator, is a healing practitioner. Her modalities include energy healing and guided individual/group meditation. She has been serving the San Fernando Valley community as a vessel of energy healing with monthly sessions at Tia Chucha’s since 2004. Contact info: gloriabrill777@gmail.com

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