community_and_leadership: December 2008 Archives
Near the corner of 16th and Valencia the huge red neon sign that buzzes above the street screams Roxie. Built in 1909, The Roxie is the oldest continually open theater in San Francisco. Despite fiscal challenges, several name changes, ownership transfers and even more format changes, the Roxie Theater is still here and screening some of the most avant-garde films from Indiewood. Lauren Jones reports from the Mission District.
When Araceli Leon, 17, was a young girl, she wasn’t sure just where in her life her Latino heritage fit in, and feeling lost she searched for where she belonged. Fortunately for Leon, her father Jose Leon, the youth program director at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, helped guide her. Melissa Dudum-Maya and Laura Sullivan report from the Mission District.
The Mission Cultural Center’s Youth Program held its first annual fundraiser on Dec. 4. The evening event featured performances by several of the program’s classes, including the theatre troupe, hip-hop dance group, and the Futuro Picante salsa band. Melissa Dudum-Maya and Laura Sullivan report from the Mission District.
As a part of its continuing commitment to showcase Latino art in San Francisco, The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts held its first annual Youth Fundraiser on Thursday, Dec. 4. Bjorn Anderson reports from the Mission District.
One day after the busiest shopping day of the year, Heather Young was at the park giving away what she could for free. The Really Really Free Market (RRFM) for November took place a day after Black Friday—the nation’s annual, post-Thanksgiving orgy in spending that marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season. In contrast to the frenzy at the shopping malls, the 50 or so people who gathered at Dolores Park in the Mission District of San Francisco enjoyed a calm day in the sun, a time to share and receive anything from clothing, to a massage, to organic pomegranates all really, really for free. Yo Noguchi reports from the Mission District.
Carole Hayashino's discovery of a 1942 memo announcing that 19 Japanese American students would be interned in World War II camps, she launched a campaign recognize the injustice they experienced. Donna Tam reports from the university.
A young couple from Vermont is promoting sustainability within the local food market and encouraging conscious lifestyles by launching Amyitis Gardens, a modest vegetable garden wit big ambitions. Yo Noguchi reports from the Mission District.