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.



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