chicana artist Mi Patria, Pencils & Pastels 1996
Veronica Xochitl Valadez

This webpage highlights the various undertakings Veronica is passionately involved in.  She is an educator, visual artist, Aztec dancer, and community activist. Veronica has diligently worked in various communities in an effort to bring forth positive change through the arts, social movements, and cultural events. She believes in the power of unity in order to fuel social justice movements that aim to better the lives of those who are less than fortunate. 

Veronica earned a B.A. from UC Santa Barbara in Chicano/a Studies, a Multiple-Subject Teaching Credential from Cal State Channel Islands, and is currently working towards an M.A. in Chicano/a Studies from Cal State Northridge. She has also earned the title of "Co-Cabeza" (co-lead teacher) of Ventura's traditional Aztec dance circle, Danza Mexica Cuauhtemoc. As an artist, danzante, educator, and community activist, she's received several recognitions including the City of Ventura's Mayor's Arts Award, two Artist Fellowship Awards, and El Concilio del Condado de Ventura's Latino Leadership Award. Her efforts and talents have also been recognized through several publications including Tinta Latina Magazine, Diva Tu Magazine, ArtsLIVE Publication, and the commemorative (RE)-Evolution Calendar of the Mexican Revolution, among others.  
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Chicana artist El Jefe, Watercolors 2010