Saturday, Dec. 9
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Juan R. Fuentes Gallery
Acción Latina 2958 24th St.

Please join us for this special literary event. El Tecolote newspaper presents a public reading of “Unsettled in the Mission” by Adriana Camarena with accompanying slideshow.

“Unsettled in the Mission” is an ongoing collaborative project between El Tecolote newspaper and literary artist, community activist and Mission resident Adriana Camarena. As a series of literary nonfiction essays by Camarena published periodically as supplements in El Tecolote through January 2019, Unsettles combines written and visual portraits of traditional working-class and poor residents of the Mission District for an exploration of Latino identities and histories. This collaborative project is supported by the Creative Work Fund.

Unsettled No. 1 “Looking for Indio in the Mission” and Unsettled No. 2 “Threading the Life of a Mayan” were put into print and posted online for our Oct. 5 and Nov. 2 editions of El Tecolote.

For more information about the author and her work please visit and visit the official Facebook event page.

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Adriana Camarena is a Mexican from Mexico, complicated by an upbringing in the U.S., Uruguay, and Mexico. She became a resident of the Mission District of San Francisco in 2008. Since arriving in the Mission, Adriana began collecting tales of borders, line-crossings, and overlapping identities told by residents to provide a layered picture of this traditionally working class immigrant neighborhood in California.