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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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Vaccination Required

As of August 20th, 2021, MCCLA will require visitors to present proof of vaccination to enter the facility.

A partir del 20 de agosto del 2021, MCCLA pedirá a la audiencia un comprobante de vacunación para…

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Corazón abierto – Abriendo puertas juntos

We are happy to finally announce that MCCLA is opening its doors after a 15 month closure! As the City reopens on June 15, 2021, so is our favorite Latinx cultural and artistic spot in San Francisco’s Mission District. We surely missed you all, all this time (and suspect you did too). Today, we are looking forward to reconnecting and re-encountering meaningfully in this new beginning.It will take us time to “recover” from the aftermath of such a virus, as well as a good dose of patience to deal with an uncertain environment, and restore our community’s confidence. MCCLA Staff and Board, can assure more than ever its commitment to a diverse, culturally relevant programming, and to an artistically engaging…

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Un M.A.S Menos

By Guillermo Yiyo Ornelas

Guillermo "Yiyo" Ornelas is the Arts Education and Outreach Coordinator responsible for programming classes that reflect the cultural experience of all the Latino community, including leading the yearly Multicultural Art Summer Youth Program (MAS), as well as informing the community about the services offered at the MCCLA through outreach.

Hip Hop (5)Latin Grooves and Percussion (4)

There was something missing in the Mission district this summer and it was felt by many families across San Francisco. Since 1991, the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts has held their Multicultural Arts Summer Youth program, (M.A.S). However, this year, which would have been number twenty-nine…

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