Luis Rodriguez February 28, 2006

One of the leading Chicano writers in the country with 8 nationally published books in memoir, children’s literature and poetry; achieved national prominence for 1993 memoir of gang life, Always Running:  La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A; also known for helping start number of prominent organizations—Chicago’s Guild Complex and Youth Struggling for Survival, a Chicago-based community group working with gang and non-gang youth.