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Art by Chinese and Latino immigrant women to be showcased in SF’s Lunar New Year Parade

Original article from ABC7News
BySuzanne Phan KGO logo
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 3:50PM

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- While recent mass shootings have saddened many of our communities, a new public art project has brought together Chinese and Latino immigrant women designers.

Sixteen unique flags-that share stories of resilience and strength--will debut during San Francisco's Lunar New Year parade this weekend.

Afterwards, they'll be…

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Actors Wanted for UCSF School of Medicine!

Cross-cultural art project showcases collaboration between immigrant Latina and Chinese women

* Original article via Tecolote 11.02.2022

Story and Photos by Andrew Brobst

Presented by the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco, “How I Keep Looking Up/Como Sigo Mirando Hacia Arriba/仰望” is a trilingual, multiethnic, community-based public art action engaging 16 working-class immigrant Chinese and Latina women in the creation of flags that tell stories of power and resilience.

Artist Christine Wong Yap, a contemporary visual artist and social practitioner whose work “explores belonging, resilience, and other dimensions of psychological well-being,” led participants through a series of workshops where they exchanged lived experiences, and developed design and fabrication skills.

“How I Keep Looking Up” consisted of six workshops over the course of three months — three workshops were held in…

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Community Art

KQED is proud to display artwork from different community-focused art partners in its San Francisco headquarters in months-long rotations.

For its current installation, KQED is displaying works from the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MMCLA), a multicultural, multidisciplinary arts organization located in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission district. MCCLA was established in 1977 by artists and community activists with a shared vision to promote, preserve and develop the cultural arts that reflect the living tradition and experiences of the Chicano, Central and South American, and Caribbean people, and to make arts accessible as an essential element to community development and well-being.

MCCLA provides the community with an arena in which to…

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Día de los Muertos

Día de los Muertos

In honor of Día de los Muertos, we take a walk through the Mission Cultural Center with Executive Director Martina Ayala to get a glimpse at the many diverse Altars. The Day of the Dead Celebration will be at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts tomorrow night from 6pm to 9pm.

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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.

KCBS Radio reporter David Welch has…

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MCCLA Carnaval 2022 Parade Performance

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