This collection documents the work of Acción Latina and the organization's bilingual newspaper, El Tecolote. It includes oral
histories; materials regarding its music festival, Encuentro del Canto Popular; event, exhibit, and project files; El Tecolote
newspaper files; records related to the Minority Television Project and the Bay Area Multicultural Telecommunications Association;
administrative and financial records, including grant files; mainstream magazines and publications from various social justice,
cultural, and media organizations and student groups (in Spanish and English); recordings of board meetings and the festival;
and digital files, including posters and other graphic materials and copies of El Tecolote.
Acción Latina serves and empowers Latinos in San Francisco through civic engagement via community media and cultural arts
programming. Their "cornerstone media project," El Tecolote newspaper, "began as a journalism project in a Raza Studies class
at San Francisco State University under the direction of Professor Juan Gonzales. The class produced a bilingual Spanish/English
newspaper, which they named El Tecolote (The Owl)." The newspaper moved to San Francisco's Mission District and became a
training ground for Latinx journalists. It serves the community by covering issues ignored by the mainstream press. El Tecolote
is primarily produced by volunteers.
32 linear feet
(23 cartons, 1 oversize box)
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