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MCCLA 45th Anniversary


"The Mission Cultural Center for the Latino Arts celebrates its 45th Anniversary, important milestone for this nonprofits history as the first and foremost Latin cultural institution in San Francisco's Mission District. MCCLA has developed and fostered prominent latino artists since its founding in 1977, from Carlos Santana to their famous Mission Gráfica, a graphics department featuring at studio for printmaking, MCCLA embodies the essence of Latino culture, resilience, and pride. The center's building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 29, 2020."

Executive Producer: Jack Chin
Producer, Editor: Maria Pena
Videographers: James Kawana, Maria Pena


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San Francisco’s Mission Cultural Center Received Historic Landmark Designation


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San Francisco’s Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts just received historical recognition. The City Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a measure that puts the building on the list of City Landmarks.

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MCCLA Carnaval 2022 Parade Performance

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Image Equity Fellowship


Google's first-ever Image Equity Fellowship is a 6-month, application-based Fellowship awarded to 20 early-career image-based creators of color in the US. Selected Fellows will receive $20,000 in unrestricted funds to create an image-based project that explores and uplifts community(ies) of color with care and nuance. Fellows will receive support from Google and three industry-celebrated nonprofit partners—Aperture, For Freedoms & FREE THE WORK—in the form of dedicated mentorship, workshops, funding and publication of and press for their completed projects.

In addition to the $20,000 unrestricted award, selected Fellows will receive direct support and curated guidance from industry-celebrated mentors and monthly workshop programming designed to empower these artists as creatives and business people.


The Image Equity Fellowship will…

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AGUILAS Retreat 2022


AGUILAS is pleased to announce their 2022 AGUILAS RETREAT. Their theme this year is “Taking Action For Your Rights, Health, and Life."

Their team created a fun and culturally relevant event for members to live their best lives and finally celebrate Pride Month together in person. It will be held at the San Francisco LGBT Center on two consecutive Saturdays: June 4th and 11th, from 10 am to 4 pm.

Features 4 Workshops:

  1. Artist's Design Concept
  2. Brazilian "SF Pride" Dance
  3. Sex Exploration
  4. Advocacy: Raise Your Voice
  • Including HIV/STI Testing with UCIS Alliance Health Project
  • Free Gift Bag: Exclusive Simon Malvaez & J Manual Designer Tote & Scarf Sephora Cosmetic Bag, and more!
  • Come to…

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SFFilm Youth Filmmakers Camp


SFFILM Education’s Youth Filmmaker Camp is an intensive summer program for teens ages 14–18 to learn from world-class film professionals in a fun, interactive, and collaborative environment. The program is broken up into two experience levels: the Starter Lab, which is for beginner students looking to learn the basics of filmmaking and enhance their storytelling skills; and the Advanced Lab, which is for students who want to build upon their existing skills. All students dive deep into the filmmaking process by learning about screenwriting, storyboarding, production, cinematography, sound, editing, and much more.

  • Location: University of San Francisco
  • Starter Lab: July 11–22, 2022 from 9 am to 4 pm
  • Advanced Lab: July 25–August 5, 2022 from 9…

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Emmy Lou Packard: Artist of Conscience (Richmond Art Center)


  • Location: Main Gallery (Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA)
  • Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm
  • Exhibition Dates: June 22 - August 20, 2022
  • Reception: Saturday, June 18, 2pm-4pm

All events are free and open to the public. No RSVP needed.

Artichoke Picker by Emmy Lou Packard

Public Programs

Press Release


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Mauricio Santos: Celebrate a Lifetime

Mauricio Santos: Celebrate a Lifetime. Friday, May 20, 2022 from 6 pm to 9 pm. Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission St, San Francisco CA.

  • Friday, May 20, 2022 from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission St, San Francisco CA

Mauricio Santos was born in El Salvador and migrated to San Francisco in the early 1960s. He graduated from Balboa High School and attended CCSF in 1968 and graduated from SF State College in 1970. He was known as “el gordo”, and had a jovial and vibrant personality, and was known for his sense of humor and his perennial smile. Mauricio enjoyed life to the fullest.


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