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2017 Summer Festivals in Bay Area

2017 Bay Area Festivals celebrating Latino Independence

Join the celebrations as we commemorate the history, culture and traditions of our Latin American countries. National Latino Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) is when we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States. Its roots go back to 1968, beginning on September 15, […]

Mexican Independence Day 2016: Facts, Traditions, History And Events To Celebrate El Grito 2

Mexican Independence Day! Facts, Traditions, History And El Grito

A lot of people confuse Cinco de Mayo with Mexican Independence Day, but the real Mexican Independence Day, or El Grito, is Friday! Mexicans will join together to celebrate the day Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla – known as the father of Mexican independence – launched the revolution that led to Spain’s departure from Mexico. Join […]

Bay Area's best Latino Heritage events

2017 Bay Area Latino Independence events

Join the celebrations as we commemorate the history, culture and traditions of our Latin American countries. National Latino Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) is when we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States. Its roots go back to 1968, beginning on September 15, […]

Latino Heritage Month // KQED TV

Latino Heritage Month // KQED TV

Experience the #1 LATINO TV programs! Latino Heritage month is celebrated every September on KQED TV Let’s empower ourselves with our rich Latino heritage via these powerful documentaries! Grab the popcorn with the family and friends. In September, KQED proudly celebrates the diversity of our community with a special Latino Heritage Month programming lineup. Excerpt […]

[video] "DOLORES" film hits the Bay Area!

[video] “DOLORES” film hits the Bay Area!

Raising 11 children while wrestling with gender bias, union defeat and victory, and nearly dying after a San Francisco Police beating, Dolores Huerta bucks 1950s gender conventions to co-found the country’s first farmworkers union. See the film about Dolores Huerta. She is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. Win tickets […]

UFW Rally: Mandatory Mediation and Conciliation Act // SF

UFW Rally: Mandatory Mediation and Conciliation Act // SF

Please join us Tuesday, September 5th in a strong showing of solidarity defending Senator John Burton’s heroic effort to ensure the promise to California’s farm workers be fulfilled. WHY? California growers have once again attacked laws put in place to protect very fundamental farm worker rights and this upcoming Tuesday, a key law will have […]

40th Anniversary Corazon Del Barrio GALA/Fundraiser // SF

40th Anniversary Corazon Del Barrio GALA/Fundraiser // SF

The Awards of Excellence Ceremony will honor outstanding individuals that have significantly contributed to the Latino Arts and Culture of the Bay Area: La Tania – Dance Martha Rodriguez-Salazar – Music Paul Flores – Poetry / Literature Eliana Lopez – Performing Arts Adrian Arias – Visual Arts Las Quenepas – Youth Carnaval San Francisco – […]

38th annual California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce // Rohnert Park 10

[photos/videos] California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce: 38th annual // Rohnert Park

Last week’s CA Hispanic Convention was amazing! Here’s our coverage with video + images of Winery opening reception! #Chcc #BuildingChcc The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce presented its 38th annual statewide convention on Aug. 23–25 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Rohnert Park. [schedule below]. Celebrities included: Oscar de la Hoya, a former professional […]

38th annual California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce // Rohnert Park 10

38th annual CA Hispanic Chambers of Commerce // Rohnert Park

Last week’s CA Hispanic Convention was amazing! Here’s our coverage with video + images of Winery opening reception! #Chcc #BuildingChcc The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce presented its 38th annual statewide convention on Aug. 23–25 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Rohnert Park. [schedule below]. Celebrities included: Oscar de la Hoya, a former professional […]

New DREAM ACT in Congress! [please sign petition]

New DREAM ACT in Congress! [please sign petition]

Earlier today, DACA got a chance to strengthen! This morning, a bipartisan group of legislators introduced the DREAM Act in Congress. (Yes, momentum is building to protect Dreamers). Please sign below petition (and share with everyone) to protect our hard-working 800k Dreamers! Si se puede! Removing DACA recipients from the workforce would be an economic […]

Best Latina rapper in Bay Area! [see her story]

Best Latina rapper in Bay Area! [see her story]

Road to Resistance: Oakland’s Gina Madrid Connection to the Music and Political Game Activist-rapper Gina Madrid matters in both the music and social-justice communities — but her journey to Oakland wasn’t easy. Excerpt East Bay Express Like nearly all immigrants, local rapper Gina Madrid started from scratch when she moved to Oakland from Mexico almost […]