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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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MCCLA Carnaval 2022 Parade Performance

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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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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

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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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Cesar Chavez’ Birthday, March 31 at Mission Food Hub

The late, great farm labor leader Cesar Chavez will be honored on his federally recognized birthday, Wednesday, March 31, with the start of a food drive for farmworkers from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mission Food Hub located at 701 Alabama St. in San Francisco.

A celebration will begin at 12:00 noon with a opening pray by community organizer Eva Royal and a blessing by Aztec dancers followed by a performance from singer/guitarist Francisco Herrera and Francisco Duran, words by Richard Ibarra with a outdoor lunch. The event is free and open to the public.

“Farmworkers are the hardest working people on Mother Earth, and have suffered loss of life and health due to the Covid-19 pandemic, as…

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