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, bilingual newspaper, El Tecolote (named “Best Community Newspaper” of 2014 by SF Weekly) 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 Flor y Canto Festival Para Nuestros Niños y Niñas;
  • Operating the Juan R. Fuentes Gallery, which seeks to showcase visual artwork that reflects the nuances of Latino life and themes; and
  • 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.

Meet our team >>

View a timeline of key dates in our history >>

 

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  • Repost paseoartistico with getrepost  J U S T A
    2 weeks ago by accionlatinasf  #Repost   @paseoartistico  with  @get_repost  ・・・ *J U S T A D D E D A Vision Boarding workshop with our very own Ms. Kisai Henriquez  @iasikhealingbrujx  of the Comm(UNITY) group! Don’t miss it! 3pm-5pm at Acción Latina 2958 24th sf ca. And, as always all of Paseo‘s workshops are completely FREE  #paseoartistico   @paseoartistico   @accionlatinasf   @iasikhealingbrujx 
  • This is the event schedule for paseo artstico leading all
    2 weeks ago by accionlatinasf This is the event schedule for paseo artístico leading all the way up to our big show of the night, encuentro del canto popular  @bravatheater  2781 24th st. From 8-10 this Saturday December 1st. . We will providing only the best sounds for this by .  @djleydisofcuba  .  @almasfronterizas  .  @nataliaalafavi  . And the legend John Santos! . This years encuentro will be FREE and you don’t want to miss out. . More information @ paseoartistico.org
  • This Saturday December 1st from 1100100pm Paseo Artistico is partnering
    2 weeks ago by accionlatinasf This Saturday December 1st from 11:00-1:00pm Paseo Artistico is partnering with Precita Eyes to feature a tour and talk by local muralist Josue Rojas to discuss his “Enrique’s Journey” mural about immigration from Central America aboard the trains. . “Artist Josué Rojas is a practicing visual creator and an educator who relishes in learning and teaching the articulation of a potent human language – by using art as a response and celebration, not simply to life's inequities but to its bounty as well.” . This will a free event that you will now want to miss. .  #paseoartistico   #encuentrodelcantopopular   #encuentrodelcantopopular37 
  • Saturday Dec 1stWe are teaming up with paseoartistico to bring
    3 weeks ago by accionlatinasf Saturday, Dec. 1st—We are teaming up with  @paseoartistico  to bring you the 37th Annual Encuentro del Canto Popular, featuring the psychedelic Latin soul of Almas Fronterizas and Latin Jazz percussion legend John Santos. This year’s Encuentro will be an intimate concert at Brava Theater that is completely FREE to the public!  #encuentro   #paseoartistico   #johnsantos   #djleydis   #lafavi   #almasfronterizas 
  • Familia Please remember that Tickets to Encuentro Del Canto Popular
    2 weeks ago by accionlatinasf *Familia, Please remember that Tickets to Encuentro Del Canto Popular are entirely free. But you have to register via eventbrite. Link in bio
  • This Saturday December 1st there will be a Screen printing
    2 weeks ago by accionlatinasf This Saturday December 1st there will be a Screen printing work shop with Calixto Robles and Other guest  @accionlatinasf  from 3-5pm. . “His work, which is inspired by the myths and symbols of the ancient traditions of Mexico, has been exhibited in galleries in Mexico, America, and France. Robles has been a member of the Society of Printmakers of California since 1993 and has taught silk–screen at Mission Grafica since 1992.” . You don’t want to miss out on this workshop! .  #paseoartistico   #encuentrodelcantopopular   #encuentrodelcantopopular37   #EDCP37   #calixtorobles 
  • djleydisofcuba will be blessing our stage with her turntables mixing
    2 weeks ago by accionlatinasf  @djleydisofcuba  will be blessing our stage with her turntables mixing up rumba, timba, and that Cuban hip-hop sound for our annual encuentro del canto popular. This year we will be bringing you this show for FREE! You don’t want to miss out. . December 1st  @bravatheater  2781 24th street San Francisco. From 8-10pm.
  • encuentrodelcantopopular37 is sold out but dont give up just yet
    2 weeks ago by accionlatinasf  #encuentrodelcantopopular37  is sold out but don’t give up just yet, we have a waitlist going. Just head Over to our bio click on the Eventbrite link and follow the prompt to get on the waitlist. Tomorrow is going to be An awesome show and you don’t want to miss out on the talent we have lined up for you!  @bravatheater  From 8-10! .  @almasfronterizas   @nataliaalafavi   @djleydisofcuba  and JOHN SANTOS. .
  • We are proud to bring you almasfronterizas this Saturday December
    2 weeks ago by accionlatinasf We are proud to bring you  @almasfronterizas  this Saturday December 1st for our annual encuentro del canto popular  @bravatheater .  @almasfronterizas  will be serving you guys that psychedelic Indigenous soul they are known for. We will be having a dope line up that you don’t want to miss from 8-10. Photography by Arvel Hernandez