About Us

Acción Latina is a nonprofit organization founded  in 1970 that is dedicated to promoting cultural arts, community media and civic engagement as a way of building healthy and empowered Latino communities. Our programming includes:

  • Publishing a free, award-winning bilingual newspaper, El Tecolote which offers ongoing, on-the-job training in community journalism to scores of young adults and community residents each year;
  • Sponsoring year-round literary and performing arts events such as the Encuentro del Canto Popular and the Encuentritos concert series, the Roque Dalton tribute poetry night, various Litquake events, and more;
  • Operating the Juan R. Fuentes Gallery, which seeks to showcase visual artwork that reflects the nuances of Latino life and themes;
  • Producer of the  Paseo Artistico community art stroll series that brings free arts programing—music, poetry, crafts workshops, readings, film and mural tours—to the 24th Street Latino Cultural District every other second Saturday of the month.  
  • Managing a diverse collection of archival materials that document the history of the social struggles and artistic movements of San Francisco’s Mission District in particular, and of San Francisco in general, from 1970 to the present.

We are located in the heart of San Francisco’s historic Mission District, in the area now designated as the Calle 24 Latino Cultural District.

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    2 weeks ago by accionlatinasf Don’t miss jazz fusion group,  @minoyanci  perform at  @mcclasf  this Saturday, Feb 9!
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    2 weeks ago by accionlatinasf Come and join us for a night of festivities celebrating the opening of Castles Made of Fog in La Mission at Accion Latina’s Juan R. Fuentes Gallery, this Saturday 6-9PM. This is Muni Crow by  @_attril .
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  • Dont miss SF poet kimshuck perform this Saturday Feb 7
    2 weeks ago by accionlatinasf Don’t miss SF poet  @kim .shuck perform this Saturday, Feb 7 at  @mcclasf !
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    2 weeks ago by accionlatinasf  @josiah_luis_pocho  will be performing this Saturday, Feb 7 at  @mcclasf  alongside other jazz poets & musicians!
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    2 weeks ago by accionlatinasf Dulce Maria López Gonzaléz,  @candydexocolatl  leads a water color painting workshop at  @mcclasf  this Saturday, Feb 9!
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    2 weeks ago by accionlatinasf Pedro Rosales Afro Peruvian Musical Performance at  @accionlatinasf  for  #paseoartistico 
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    2 weeks ago by accionlatinasf Come see Avotcja perform at  @mcclasf  this Saturday, Feb 9!
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    2 weeks ago by accionlatinasf Come see Nia MaCallister perform this Saturday, Feb 9 at  @mcclasf !
  • Thanks everyone who braved the weather over the weekend to
    1 week ago by accionlatinasf Thanks everyone who braved the weather over the weekend to come out for the opening of “Castles Made of Fog: Paintings by Eli Lippert & Max Marttila”. The show is up now in our gallery at 2958 24th Street (SF) until March 15. Stop by and check it out, we’re open Tuesdays through Fridays 11am-5pm