Iris Rodriguez is a digital strategist, multimedia producer, author, musical artist, and poet from San Antonio, Texas. Since 2002 her projects have addressed issues such as environmental racism/justice, family detention, decolonization, cultural arts, guerrilla media,womynism and public archives. She is the founder of Xica Media, a Xicana-powered network of six independent multimedia channels reaching over 120 countries in three languages. In 2014 she launched the first-ever internet-based, publicly-accessible altar for Día de los Muertos. In 2016 she launched Digital Resistance 101: A Digital Resistance Toolkit for Social Justice and Autonomy for communities in crisis.
She is a graduate of the (former) Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She is also a graduate of the Racial Justice Communications course by the Praxis Project (National Labor College, Washington, D.C.) as well as the Inter-University Program for Latino Research (George Washington University, Washington, D.C.) In 2009 she was awarded the Cesar E. Chavez “Si Se Puede” Award by People Organized in Defense of Earth and her Resources (PODER.) In 2015 one of her collaborations, Visions From The Inside, went on display at the United Nations in Geneva for one week.