What does the history of Latinos in San Francisco teach us about the value of community history and its role in building a pluralistic democracy? Native Californian and historian, Tomás F. Summers Sandoval, will share from his book, Latinos at the Golden Gate. He will discuss the rise of a diverse community of Latin American migrants in the city, with a focus on the historical moments when a hybrid Latino identity was forged through struggle--latinidad.
Jointly presented by the San Francisco History Center and the International Center. A book sale and signing will follow the presentation.
"San Francisco Panorama" mural by Michael Rios. Photograph © Michael S. Yamashita.
¡VIVA! is the library’s celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which takes place every year from September – October.
- From Soapbox to San Quentin:
- Thursday, October 8, 2015, 6:00 pmMain Library, Gay & Lesbian Center
- VIVA Mexican Yarn Painting
- Friday, October 9, 2015, 3:30 pmChinatown, Chinatown Meeting Room
- Germar the Magician
- Saturday, October 10, 2015, 11:00 amMarina, Marina Childrens' Area
- Hecho a mano / Made by hand
- Saturday, October 10, 2015, 3:30 pmMission, Mission General Floor Area
- Ten Steps to Financial Success - In Spanish
- Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 7:00 pmExcelsior, Excelsior Meeting Room
- Sugar Skulls
- Thursday, October 15, 2015, 3:30 pmMission, Mission Teen's Area
*Funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.