GUEST SPEAKERS & Honorable Guests

From actors, political figures, poets, activists, scholars, artists and more. We welcome the opportunity to those who have a positive message to share with the community. 

CHEECH MARIN: actor, art collector, author

opens up about his career in hollywood, love for the arts, community and  new memoir "Cheech is Not My Real Name … But Don’t Call Me Chong."

Jose Hernandez: an American engineer and former NASA astronaut

visits Tertulia Coffee and Sanchez Contemporary

Antonio Villaraigosa: Candidate for Governor of California

holds a meet and greet to discuss his plans for California 


Libby Schaff: oakland mayor

Visits Tertulia Coffee/Sanchez Contemporary 


Angel Aviles McClinton : ACTRESS, DIRECTOR

visits tertulia coffee/sanchez contemporary 

Lara Medina, Professor Dept. of Chicana and Chicano Studies California State University, Northridge

Readings from the book, Remembering Frida (2013) edited by Roberta Orona-Cordova, a collection of essays reflecting on the impact that Frida has on Chicana identity and how for Chicanas, Frida "became an imagined ancestor who we not only wanted, but needed. Lara also shares her new book project titled: From the Ancestors and Beyond: Chicana/Xicanx and Latina/Latinx Spiritual Expressions.