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.

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View a timeline of key dates in our history >>

 

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  •  All the photos are still coming in but by
    2 weeks ago by accionlatinasf * All the photos are still coming in but by all accounts  #paseoartistico   #missionpechakucha  was an epic success— * Thanks to all the amazing artists, community members, mothers, fathers, siblings, supporters and friends — who make up the fabric of the Mission arts culture that we love Your participation in the Mission Pecha Kucha made our year
  • This Saturday were hosting the Arhoolie Foundation for a very
    2 days ago by accionlatinasf *This Saturday we’re hosting the Arhoolie Foundation for a very special presentation of rare archival Mexican and Mexican American music, vintage recordings taken from their massive “Frontera Collection.” If you’re a fan of Mexican music or a history buff, you definitely don’t want to miss this! — For more about Arhoolie & Frontera Collection, see the El Tecolote story (link in bio) original poster illo by our very own: Valeria Holguin  #arhoolierecords   #fronteracollection   #mexicanmusic   #traditionalmexicanmusic 
  • Here at accionlatinasf we would like to take this time
    1 month ago by accionlatinasf *Here at  @accionlatinasf  we would like to take this time to congratulate our own Diane Landaverde for completing her bachelors this weekend. She now holds a BA in Criminal Justice and Latinx Studies! Congrats on reaching your goals, hermana! Thank you for filling our space with joy and ☀️☀️chispa! Abrazos from team  #accionlatinasf 
  • Xicana Power will be PRESENTE!  J U S T
    2 weeks ago by accionlatinasf *Xicana Power will be PRESENTE! ・・・ *J U S T A D D E D The one and only Favianna Rodriguez! She will be unveiling her grand plan for a mural in the Mission! At Precita Eyes! Today! Don’t miss it! SCHEDULE (All events are FREE) Precita Eyes - 2981 24th St. 11:00AM Bilingual Mural tour (sign up or show up at Precita) 12:30PM Children’s Pop Up Mural 2PM-4PM Pecha Kucha Women muralists in the Mission; Agana, Twin Walls (Elaine Chu and Marina Perez-Wong) Lucia Ippolito and JUST ADDED Favianna Rodriguez. Alley Cat Books - 3036 24th St. 1PM-3PM: Children’s
  • The Intersection of imagination action tenderness courage and our inner
    1 month ago by accionlatinasf *The Intersection of imagination, action, tenderness, courage and our inner, greater selves  #roquedalton   #roquedaltonvive   #accionlatinasf   #accionlatina   #laculturacura   #barriomission   #missionsf   #missionarts   #missionoriginal   #sanfranmision 
  • Vero Majano aka DJ Shorty and her print of Ted
    2 weeks ago by accionlatinasf *Vero Majano aka DJ Shorty and her print of Ted Pushinsky’s “Approach.”  #accionlatinasf   #latinoculturaldistrict 
  •  Repost paseoartistico  This Saturday June 9 at Precita
    2 weeks ago by accionlatinasf *  #Repost   @paseoartistico  ・・・ *This Saturday, June 9 at Precita Eyes (2981 24th St.) at 12:30PM, children are invited to paint! Come through tomorrow for the Children’s Pop Up Mural.  #paseoartistico   #precitaeyes   #calle24   #latinoculturaldistrict   #LaMision   #MissionArts 
  • The lovey Elida and her Ted Push Print
    1 week ago by accionlatinasf *The lovey Elida and her Ted Push Print ❤️
  • June 9 Paseo Artistico Mission Pecha Kucha Catch juanaalicia at
    2 weeks ago by accionlatinasf June 9 Paseo Artistico "Mission Pecha Kucha" Catch  @juana_alicia  at dance mission theatre 5pm! FULL SCHEDULE HERE! (All events are FREE) V V Precita Eyes - 2981 24th St. 11:00AM Bilingual Mural tour (sign up or show up at Precita) 12:30PM Children’s Pop Up Mural 2PM-4PM Pecha Kucha Women muralists in the Mission; Agana, Twin Walls (Elaine Chu and Marina Perez-Wong) and Lucia Ippolito. Alley Cat Books - 3036 24th St. 1PM-3PM: Children’s Film, and piñata making workshop with Marco Razo 3PM-5PM: Pecha Kucha featuring Juan Fuentes, Veronica Solis and Calixto Robles Accion Latina/Juan Fuentes Gallery - 2958 24th St.
  •  Paseo Artistico  Mission Pecha Kucha will feat the
    2 weeks ago by accionlatinasf ・・・ Paseo Artistico - Mission Pecha Kucha will feat. the legendary Irie vibes, of Mr Eric Norberg who will be talking about themes in his mural work. June 9 @ 2PM 2958 24th Acción Latina FREE  #paseoartistico   #irie   #spieirie