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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  • HOLA AMIGXS! get ready for our next ENCUENTRITO Sat Oct
    2 weeks ago by accionlatinasf ¡HOLA AMIGXS! get ready for our next ENCUENTRITO Sat Oct 12th! So excited for the Ska Reggae Rock vibes brought to you by  @lanocheoskura  & the Afro-Rhythm jamz from  @corazon .salvaje y the  #Newoldies  n  #Souldies  by  @realityjonez  ~ we’ll see you on Oct. 12th 5pm-8pm at Acción Latina después de  @paseoartistico 
  • On this special indigenous peoples day Join is for as
    1 day ago by accionlatinasf *On this special indigenous peoples day, Join is for as we celebrate first people’s environmental movements VIA ART, DANCE, MURALISM, SONG, POETRY AND THE HANDING DOWN OF KNOWLEDGE! Today! Free! Paseo Artistico! October 12, 2019, First Peoples for Environmental Justice! go to www.paseoartistico.org for all the detail! Gratis! Hoy! 12-8pm We hope to see you here!
  • Today we stood in solidarity with journalists who are speaking
    1 month ago by accionlatinasf Today we stood in solidarity with journalists who are speaking up against the separation of families. If journalists seek to tell the truth, they cannot remain neutral when families are systematically ripped apart. Shoutout to  @mabeljmnz  for rallying members of the press + moderating today’s powerful event and to  @alexis .terrazas Editor in Chief of  @eltecogram  for speaking out against ICE detention centers.  #Closethecamps   #objectivityisamyth   #familiesbelongtogether   #30daysofaction 
  • Save the date for our next Paseo Artistico! October 12
    3 weeks ago by accionlatinasf Save the date for our next Paseo Artistico! October 12, 2019, First Peoples for Environmental Justice! 12-8pm We hope to see you here!
  • Pick up SomosFunky merch at Accin Latina! We have prints
    3 weeks ago by accionlatinasf Pick up “Somos/Funky” merch at Acción Latina! We have prints, posters, and stickers by  @mevaleymevale   @frisko_love   @senorfrijol   @gustavo .mora.perez  @cialuart  and Spain Rodriguez | The Juan R. Fuentes gallery is open Tuesday-Friday from 11 am- 5 pm. The “Somos/Funky” art show will be on view until November 8th.
  • Save the date for Encuentrito 2 on September 14th from
    2 months ago by accionlatinasf Save the date for Encuentrito  #2  on September 14th from 5-8PM! We’re still hyped from the sets we heard from  @mayandynasty , Pedro Rosales’ Afro-Peruvian Band &  @louda .badhombres and will be sure to have another amazing line up of bands. Don’t miss La Mission’s Battle of the Bands aka Encuentrito at Acción Latina!
  • Were excited to announce our line up for Encuentrito 2!
    1 month ago by accionlatinasf We’re excited to announce our line up for Encuentrito  #2 ! Get ready for  @malagrena   @calafiaarmada  and  @qiensave  to rock out on our backyard patio stage! Join us on Saturday, September 14 from 5-8 PM in San Francisco!
  • Loteria Flossin
    2 months ago by accionlatinasf *Loteria Flossin
  • Celebrate SFs outsidernesscolorful personajes and all at our upcoming art
    1 month ago by accionlatinasf Celebrate SF’s outsiderness—colorful personajes and all at our upcoming art exhibition Somos/Funky opening Friday, September 20th from 6-9 PM. This show features 19 rad artists including the legendary Topa and Spain Rodriguez  @girlonbus   @cialuart   @el_misft   @orochristo   @senorfrijol   @josue .rojas.art  @crystalgalindoart   @_reasons .unknown_  @el_tagger   @mevaleymevale   @gustavo .mora.perez  @aliencitizen   @muraldoctor   @_ozzys_  Piper Alan, and Floyd Tangeman. Let’s get funky y’all! Flyer Artwork by  @girlonbus  Flyer design by Korina Moreno  @chikaxicana 
  •  Congrats to our very own Jacob Maldonado intern extraordinaire
    2 months ago by accionlatinasf * Congrats to our very own Jacob Maldonado, intern extraordinaire — who’s starting his first week at SFSU! repost:  @shellyshell415