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MEDA’s Granados on San Francisco Chronicle Panel: To Whom Does the Mission Belong?

The Mission Dolores Academy, at the spot the city was started in 1776, was the appropriate venue for a community forum on the changes going on in the rapidly gentrifying Mission. Hosted by the San Francisco Chronicle, with reporter Joe Garofoli as moderator, this forum served as a follow up to the paper’s recent, in-depth…

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Martin Luther King Jr. and Latino Civil Rights

Photo: Sarah Brooke Lyons MLK’s legacy in the Latino community As we take time this long weekend to ponder the legacy of the late Martin Luther King Jr., it is important to note that the civil rights leader was fighting for justice for all Americans. That includes Latinos. King’s values were consistent with MEDA’s core values, especially…

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“Get Connected!” Helps Mission Families Learn Another Language as Part of Worldwide “Hour of Code” Challenge

When code.org devised its first “Hour of Code” grassroots campaign a year ago, they never could have imagined the impact: in a mere two weeks, over 20 million people participated and over 600-million lines of code had been written. That led to another challenge this December for the week of the 8th to the14th, part…

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Second “Housing Town Hall” Facilitated by Mission Promise Neighborhood

Everett Middle School combined empathy with education last night as underresourced, predominately Latino families from the Mission came together to share their concerns and traumas over San Francisco’s continuing housing crisis. Held by the Mission Promise Neighborhood (MPN), this was the second such event of 2014. The first “Housing Town Hall” was held at Bryant…

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: “Arte en la Plaza”

Growing up in agrarian Mexico, sans modern conveniences, lends itself to having the landscape be your visual and a mind that is compelled to be creative to the max. Such was the experience of America F. Jimenez de Lara (pictured), who has had her organization, Global America, transform MEDA’s Plaza Adelante into a gallery sure to delight…

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A Clarion (Alley) Call to Celebrate October 25th

Chris Statton delicately maneuvered his paintbrush, a swirl of bright yellow filling in the “O” in “October,” as in “October 25th,” the day of the Clarion Alley Block Party. “The letters are the hardest part. I’m refining them all now,” says Statton, of one-time Roxie Theater fame before stepping down a year ago. Statton swats…

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