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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  • rememberlossiete
    3 weeks ago by accionlatinasf  #rememberlossiete 
  • Thanks to everyone who came out on Friday to support
    3 weeks ago by accionlatinasf Thanks to everyone who came out on Friday to support. For those who couldn’t be there, “50 Years of Cultura y Resistencia: From Los Siete to Today” is up now in the gallery. Come check it out Tuesday through Friday, 11AM - 5PM
  • La Colectiva de Mujeres Baile Colectivo at Accion Latina for
    2 weeks ago by accionlatinasf La Colectiva de Mujeres: Baile Colectivo at Accion Latina for  @paseoartistico  Gracias  @dancemissiontheater   @lacolectivasf 
  • Theres nothing like a hot or cold cup of PHILZ!
    2 weeks ago by accionlatinasf *Theres nothing like a hot (or cold) cup of PHILZ! Paseo Artistico goers! Today we will be dropping off 3 $5 dollar gift cards to Philz coffee! Follow  @paseoartistico  ’s story to find out where on the Calle24 corridor we will be dropping off the golden Philz cards!
  • RememberLosSiete
    3 weeks ago by accionlatinasf  #RememberLosSiete 
  • 35 regional and international artists will be featured TONIGHT including
    17 hours ago by accionlatinasf 35 regional and international artists will be featured TONIGHT including Accion Latina’s ED  @josue .rojas.art and Curatorial Council member for our Juan R. Fuentes Gallery  @orochristo  ! Nos vemos at the opening reception today at 6 pm at JCCSF.
  • Flor y Canto literature reading here on Thursday evening April
    2 weeks ago by accionlatinasf Flor y Canto literature reading here on Thursday evening (April 11) 7:45pm - 8:45pm • FREE • All are welcome to attend • visit florycanto.org for more info  #florycanto 
  • Feliz 415day
    1 week ago by accionlatinasf Feliz  #415day 
  • RememberLosSiete
    3 weeks ago by accionlatinasf  #RememberLosSiete 
  • Accion Latinas newest intern Mr Ivan Hernandez with Executive Director
    6 days ago by accionlatinasf *Accion Latina’s newest intern Mr. Ivan Hernandez with Executive Director, Josué Rojas at today’s “Anything For Selena” cruise put together by the SF Lowrider Council. Ivan a brilliant photographer, artist and freshmen at SFSU, will be shooting photos for us (among other creative endeavors) and His internship is made possible via the JVS Jewish Vocational Services! Thank you JVS!  #missiondistrict   #anythingforselenas   #accionlatina