Immigration

Kobe Bryant loved México; his wife & daughters are Mexicanas

Kobe Bryant was married to a Mexicana named Vanessa Bryant, with whom had 4 daughters. “My Latino fans are very important to me because they were the first ones who embraced me the most when I first got here,” Kobe Bryant said in Spanish in 2016. Kobe expressed his appreciation for Latinos beyond the basketball […]

Las Cafeteras @ SF Jazz Center

Beyond Borders Las Cafeteras Feb 08 – Feb 09, 2020 Miner Auditorium, SF Jazz Center 201 Franklin St., SF. Dance floor is General Admission standing room only. If you would prefer seats, please select a different level for this show. “One of the leading bands in the vibrant Chicano roots scene” (Boston Globe), this vibrant […]

[free] Facing Immigrants, Facing Ourselves // San Rafael

You will have the opportunity to share your family’s immigration story, and hear from others, in a safe, intimate setting. Please consider bringing a small artifact (photo, recipe, etc.) that represents your family’s point of origin. Hosted by Osher Marin JCC Taube Center for Jewish Peoplehood and 9 others Sunday at 1 PM – 4 […]

[exhibit] Our Connection to the Land // San Jose

Our Connection to the Land Thru March 15, 2020, Free MACLA maclaarte.org A compassionate, complex portrait of field labor in ‘Our Connection to the Land’. Wooden crates, produce boxes and discarded coffee cups are some of the unconventional materials used as canvases in “Our Connection to the Land.” The exhibit reminded me of what we […]

Mexican Christmas Traditions

Did you know Mexican Christmas season isn’t over until February 2nd? There’s many Christmas traditions in Mexico. Some originated in Spain, while others developed in Mexico. These festivities happen all December, but in fact, the Christmas season isn’t really over until February 2nd. 1. Nacimientos Although many Mexican families have Christmas trees, nativity scenes are […]

What is Las Posadas?

Posadas are an important part of Mexican Christmas celebrations They’re held in neighborhoods for 9 nights across Mexico, and also becoming popular in the United States. These celebrations are a “Novena” or nine days of prayer, starting on the 16th of December, and finishing on the 24th which is the Noche Buena (Holy Night). The […]

[free] Posada Jalisco Federacion FEDJAL 2019 // San Jose

Friday, December 20, 2019 at 5 PM – 11 PM Federacion Jalisco Internacional 320 S 1st St, San Jose, California 95116 Te invitamos a participar de esta gran posada este próximo 20 de diciembre de 2019 donde juntos celebraremos, El regalo de la Navidad. Evento completamente gratis. Programa del evento.      

National Voter Registration Day on September 27

Latino Complete Count of San Mateo County Convening

We cordially invite you to a meeting and lunch for partners to  work together to engage the Latino community in the 2020 Census! WHEN? Tuesday December 17th, 2019 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (Lunch will be provided) Foster City Community Center (Wind Room) 1000 East Hillsdale Boulevard Foster City, CA 94404 Register for free tickets!

[videos/pics] Our Lady of Guadalupe @ St. Peter’s // SF

On Thursday, December 12th, 2019 the parish of Saint Peter’s celebrated an entire day of the Virgin Mary. The feast started with a 6am Mananitas mass, and ended with an amazing Mariachi homage at 5pm, followed by a 7pm mass. Dandole las Mañanitas a Mi Madre Santísima la Siempre Virgen María de Guadalupe. !!!! QUE […]

Farmworker bill path to legal status passes House

Farmworker residency bill with path to legal status passes House, moves to Senate. “This is a chance to solve a problem for America,” said Rep. Zoe Lofgren, who spearheaded the bill. The last time congress addressed agricultural labor was in 1986. Today, the House passed the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, voting for a measure that […]

2019 Virgen de Guadalupe events in Bay Area

Bay Area’s TOP 10 Virgen de Guadalupe celebrations are Tuesday and Wednesday. Did you know 10pm and 12midnight masses in addition to Wednesday 4am [yikes!] are the normal hours? It is important to note that Our Lady of Guadalupe is Patroness of the Americas and the Philippines and as such all communities of all cultures […]

La Virgen de Guadalupe [Dec 12th history]

Every December 12, Catholics all over the world (especially in Latin America) celebrate the day of the Virgin of Guadalupe. But in Mexico this day is one of the most important holidays of the year! Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patron saint of Mexico. Here, she is known as “La Reina de Mexico” and […]