MCCLA would like to thank the family and daughters of Jose Saucedo, who passed in June 2018, for their generous donation of musical instruments and equipment.
Jose Saucedo, a long time community musician and artist, was a long time participant of the Center’s programs, Carnaval SF and several other Brazilian and Latin bands for whom he played his bass. Jose so loved the Center that he expressed his interest months before his passing, and made significant his generous contribution. Heartfelt thanks to Jose’s daughters Gabriela and Juliana. On July 29th, a Memorial for Jose was held at MCCLA by family, fellow musicians and friends. Through love, friendship and music, Jose Saucedo brought the community together and left his love in our hearts.
September 19th, 1942 – May 29th, 2018
René Yañez, visual artist, co-founder of Galeria de la Raza, mentor of many artists, and great collaborator of Mission Cultural Center, passed away on Tuesday, May 29th at 75 years old.
He will be always remembered by the MCCLA Family not only for events like ROOM FOR THE DEAD in 1997 and many other participations but also as a friend, community activist with a creative and active mind, defender of spaces for the arts and a cultural institution in San Francisco’s Mission District.
Rest in peace artist Rene Yañez.