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
Ticket included with Registration.
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. http://www.precitaeyes.org/tours.html
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
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 @ gmail.com
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. http://www.cesarchavezday.org/
Sunday, April 19
Mission District Tours:
Precita Eyes Mural Tours: On our own. Purchase ticket at their website $20. http://www.precitaeyes.org/tours.html
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.
Tours are by appointment. No more than seven per tour. Donations appreciated.
Contact Del Seymour at 415-574-1641.