Community Media

With all of the community media we produce, our aim is to engage and inform Latinos and others whose issues may often be ignored by the mainstream media. We achieve this by providing journalism training, and by producing El Tecolote, a free, biweekly, bilingual newspaper.

 

El Tecolote 

Our oldest media product, El Tecolote, is produced primarily by scores of volunteers who lend their writing, translating and photography skills to ensure that the newspaper hits the streets every two weeks. We publish 10,000 print copies of El Tecolote and distribute them to more than 350 locations in the inner and outer Mission, Bernal Heights, the Tenderloin and the Civic Center. We also distribute to parts of South San Francisco, in the East Bay’s Fruitvale area, and to several locations in Marin County with heavy concentrations of Latinos. El Tecolote is the longest-running Spanish/English bilingual newspaper in California. In 2014, El Tecolote was voted best community newspaper by the SF Weekly, and profiled by the San Francisco Chronicle as part of its “A Changing Mission” multimedia feature.

Our organization is a member of the San Francisco Neighborhood Newspaper Association, a group of 16 neighborhood-based newspapers, and a founding member of New America Media, a national network of ethnic news media.

Learn more about El Tecolote >>

 

Fuerza Joven: High School Journalism Training Program

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Since 1985, our Fuerza Joven Program has helped to spark and sustain journalism opportunities for youth. It has served as a vehicle for Mission District youth to become more active in their community through real-life, meaningful journalistic projects that foster creativity, exploration of place and cultural identity. Our staff develops summer programs designed specifically for the needs of the Mission District community.

In 2013 Acción Latina produced a Multimedia Journalism Program targeting youth aged 14-18, who were interested in understanding what it takes to become a multimedia reporter. It provided intensive training over the course of three weeks, with the goal of giving participants the tools and support to investigate, produce and publish stories. Training included: developing story ideas, conducting research, and interviewing key sources,  basic photography skills, audio recording, videography and editing. A stipend was awarded upon completion of the training.

Learn about our Cultural Arts programming >>

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    1 month ago by accionlatinasf Join us at the Closing Reception to hear 5 artists discuss their multidimensional work in depth and consider how their art is representative of their survival, resistance, and their power. Photo by  @been .milky Featuring art by: ALYSSA AVILES . CECILIA CASSANDRA . HARVEY LOZADA HYPHYWYPHY . JOE RAMOS . MALAYA TUYAY . MONICA MAGTOTO . KATE DASH . PINAY LIMINALITY . PINXYS RISING BY NICKEL RIVERA AND NARCE GUINTO . SAMI SEE . TITO GAVINA
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    4 days ago by accionlatinasf Thank you  @sfchronicle_datebook  for the light! We really appreciate the profile on  @crazycrab415  which will run through August 23rd at Acción Latina’s Juan R. Fuentes Gallery, 2958 24th St. ❤️
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    2 months ago by accionlatinasf *Joyous Visit! Thanks Reyna for stopping by! In this pick, Reyna Maldonado of La Guerrera’s Kitchen and Acción Latina Director, Josué Rojas snap a pick with the latest El Tecolote. If you haven’t already, check out the feature in the latest issue and if your free Saturday June 1st, 1pm-7pm consider stopping by Their new space at 954 Fruitvale Ave. Oakland, for food, art, music and community! Wishing Reyna and her amazing mother an amazing grand opening!  @laguerreraskitchen   @eltecogram   @accionlatinasf 
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    2 months ago by accionlatinasf The New Mestizx art exhibition is now open at the Juan R. Fuentes Gallery and will run through June 15. Twelve Latinx and Filipinx artists are featured in this multimedia show. We have some of their art and merchandise for sale! Check it out at Action Latina (24th St & Alabama). 1/2  @alyssamariahaviles   @Ceciliacassandra   @whysf   @been .milky  @mah .lie.yuh  @samiseeart 
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    5 days ago by accionlatinasf *Great Write up on “Livin’ for the City” in the Sf Chron! Congrats to George and George on a great show and much deserved, “long overdue” press on such important SF artists!  #accionlatina   #juanrfuentesgallery   #missiondistrict   #missionartists   #sforiginals  quoted: Acción Latina Director Josué Rojas and Cultural Arts Manager Fátima Ramirez  @crazycrab415   @josue .rojas.art  @fatimers 
  • Our next art exhibition is around the corner! Come by
    1 month ago by accionlatinasf Our next art exhibition is around the corner! Come by on Saturday June 29 for our opening reception of Livin’ for the City featuring art by father and son duo George Crampton and George Crampton-Glassanos (  @crazycrab415  ). See how they create paintings and drawings born of a fascination with things that move in and around our city. Music by  @wray_velez  and Anais Velez.
  • Repost from eltecogram  Missionbased fatherson artist duoGeorge Crampton and
    2 weeks ago by accionlatinasf Repost from  @eltecogram  - Mission-based father-son artist duo—George Crampton and George Crampton-Glassanos—have an art show opening TONIGHT 6-9 PM at Acción Latina's Juan R. Fuentes Gallery titled “Livin for the City: A Father & Son Paint the Streets San Francisco.” Here’s is a video profile on the son, George Crampton-Glassanos, by  @tahniaaaa . Join us at the Juan R. Fuentes Gallery, 2958 24th Street in San Francisco.
  • The New Mestizx art exhibition is now open at the
    2 months ago by accionlatinasf The New Mestizx art exhibition is now open at the Juan R. Fuentes Gallery and will run through June 15. Twelve Latinx and Filipinx artists are featured in this multimedia show. We have some of their art and merchandise for sale! Check it out at Action Latina (24th St & Alabama). 2/2  @magtotoart   @pinayliminality   @pinxysrising   @titogavina   @hyphywyphy  Joe Ramos
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    2 weeks ago by accionlatinasf ️‍Happy pride on behalf of Acción Latina’s staff, leadership and board! ️‍ ✨This is Irving Mondragón, a caravan leader who has accompanied LGBT migrants traveling through Mexico and was featured in El Tecolote’s special border issue earlier this month. See the link in our bio.  #lovewins  Photo: Mabel Jiménez
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    3 weeks ago by accionlatinasf Repost from  @eltecogram  - Read about the father and son duo - George Crampton and George Crampton-Glassanos in our latest issue! The two Mission based artists have an upcoming show at Acción Latina titled “Livin for the City: A Father & Son Paint the Streets San Francisco,” featuring incredible paintings inspired by the love for their city • • The exhibition opens *this Saturday* June 29 @ 6 pm! Photos by: Mark Jason Quines // Out now!