Events & Activities

for programming see Preliminary Program

Wednesday, April 15

NACCS for Beginners 
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. For new participants to NACCS.

Welcome Reception 7:30 p.m.  Registered participants.
Music by Conjunto Adelante under the direction of Susana Cortez

Thursday, April 16

Receptions:  Registered participants.

  • Joteria  Reception
  • Graduate Student Reception                  

Friday, April 17

Award Luncheon
Ticket included with Registration.

Leadership Orientation 
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. For all current/incoming Reps & Chairs and elected  Officers.

Saturday, April 18

Mission District Walking Tours:
Precita Eyes Mural Tours: Tour the murals in the Mission. On our own. Purchase ticket at their website $20.

Mission District Walking tour: Estamos Pero No Estamos: The growing invisibility of a community

There is one truth about the once dominantly Latino neighborhood known as San Francisco's Mission District: Everyone has their own definition of the Mission. Every Latino and/or long-time resident has their own stories and opinions.  Every scholar and/or investigative reporter has their own conclusions and statistics.  (Even real estate agents arbitrarily move the Mission’s boundaries to make sales.)   And everyone is right. So, to give you a broader presentation, this tour will be led by San Francisco residents Candelaria, Ismael, and Magdalena (read about the tour organizers).   It will be an organized dialogue with the participants. We especially want to provide insights to those from communities facing similar cultural/economic devastation to prevent it from happening there. 

This will be a 2-3 hour tour that will include representing NACCS in the Cesar Chavez Parade through the Mission during which information will also be imparted.   It seems fitting that NACCS participate in the parade during what could be the one-and-only time that NACCS holds its annual conference in San Francisco.  Though we will minimally discuss some murals that we pass along the route, this is not a mural-focused tour. Social, economic, and political issues will be discussed as we encounter other community landmarks.

Contact: Magdalena at Magdalena.Blackmer @

Meet: Hotel Lobby, depart 10 a.m. Cost: BART Ticket r/t: $4.00, additional for meals.

San Francisco Cesar E. Chavez 2015 Parade & Festival
Saturday, April 18, 2015 Commemorate & Celebrate the Life and Work of  Labor & Civil Rights Leader Cesar E. Chavez. Gathering at Dolores Park starts at 10:00 a.m.

Sunday, April 19

Mission District Tours:
Precita Eyes Mural Tours: On our own. Purchase ticket at their website $20.

Another Walking Tour: The Tenderloin District

The Parc 55 hotel is on the borderline of the Tenderloin District and Union Square. The Tenderloin is the location for the down and out. The cheap rent. Prostitution. Drugs. Homelessness. A most interesting tour. Worth the look!

There is of course a lot of grit and grime and crime to see but there is also a lot of upward social situations that exist alongside the negative stuff. The Tenderloin Walking Tours is actually four different tours of different parts of the Tenderloin. The tours take you to the site of the birth of the LBGT movement in the United States. Another stop highlights the first luxury hotel for African Americans in San Francisco during the Jim Crow segregation times when people of color could not stay "downtown". We pass by the site of the Jones St. cable car line. We pass by the most dangerous corner in California according to the State Attorney General’s office. We visit the former headquarters of the German Consulate which had uniformed SS officers posted outside during WW2. We take you to the site where Cassius Clay, George Foreman, and Michael Spinks trained. We visit theaters where the Marx Brothers and Bob Hope performed, and theaters where Reagan did stage work. We stop by the site of the Airporter Bus Station that brought thousands of tourists, soldiers, and sailors to "downtown". We have on the tour the site of the shooting of the first full-length "adult movie" in the world. We stop by a real life "sweat shop " where hundreds of garments are produced daily by a small army of immigrant Asian women and are labeled "made in China". We stop by one of the most modern computer access resource centers and the most pleasant health clinics in the city—and both are public, free-of-charge, and rival anything in Pac Heights. We show you the raw face of drug abuse, violence, and poverty all concentrated in a 8 by 8 square block area, smack dab in the middle of one of the most expensive neighborhoods in the world.

The Tours are by appointment. No more than seven per tour. Donations appreciated.

Contact Del Seymour at 415-574-1641.


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