Photo courtesy of El Tecolote Photographic Archive.
Join Heritage and the San Francisco Latino Historical Society for the second community gathering of the Nuestra Historia project, an effort document the Latino/a experience in San Francisco. At this special gathering, we will investigate the role of family in the greater Latino experience in San Francisco: What commonalities will arise and where will our experiences differ? To kick off our conversation, we’ll hear from special guest speakers, John Trasvina and Catherine Herrera, both members of long-time Latino families in San Francisco.
All are invited to share their own family histories:
Where is your family from?
When did you or your family come to San Francisco and why?
How did your family make a living?
Where did your family go to recreate & relax? Where was the pachanga?
Finally, hear the latest updates on Nuestra Historia from the project team, and learn about how to get more involved with this community initiative. We need you to help document nuestras historias!
Nuestra Historia: Documenting the Chicana, Latino, and Indígena Contributions to the Development of San Francisco aims to build public awareness for the diverse and little-known history of Latinos in San Francisco, identify significant historic and cultural places for conservation, and offer recommendations for preserving this longstanding legacy. This community-based participatory project will result in a historic context statement document that will help city planners and elected officials make better-informed decisions regarding the protection and stewardship of cultural resources significant to San Francisco’s Latino community.
Nuestra Historia is a project of the San Francisco Latino Historical Society and San Francisco Heritage, made possible with funding from the City of San Francisco’s Historic Preservation Fund.
The event workshop will be held on Saturday, August 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Mission Neighborhood Centers (362 Capp Street). To RSVP, email Marilyn Duran or visit our Facebook event page.