San Francisco Public Library
Español中文

El Tecolote: a retrospective

9/22/2019
2:00 - 3:30

Main Library

Learning Studio - 5th Floor

100 Larkin St.

Editor-in-Chief Alexis Terrazas will give a visual presentation on the history of the longest-running Spanish/English bilingual newspaper in California, El Tecolote. This community-driven newspaper circulates 10,000 newspapers biweekly (daily online).

El Tecolote newspaper began as a project in a La Raza Studies class at San Francisco State University. Prof. Juan Gonzales created the class as a way to channel more Latinos into journalism. In the 1970s, Latinos and other people of color were virtually invisible in the major newsrooms. The first paper came out on August 24, 1970.

From the beginning, El Tecolote has been a community effort, powered by donations and a staff of dedicated volunteers. El Tecolote is a member of the San Francisco Neighborhood Newspaper Association and a founding member of New America Media, a national network of ethnic news media.

“Given the lengthy and important history of ethnic, community and independent media in this country, it’s an honor to continue the legacy of this newspaper. We could not do this without the support of our community and dedicated volunteers.” – Alexis Terrazas, El Tecolote Editor-in-Chief.

Connect with El Tecolote - Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Upcoming Events

Gallery Talk: All That Glitters Is Not Gold
Thursday, November 21, 2019, 6:30 pm
Main Library, Skylight Gallery
Fresh Play Sunday Reading Series
Sunday, December 1, 2019, 2:00 pm
Main Library, Learning Studio
Tertulias Literarias
Thursday, December 5, 2019, 7:00 pm
Mission Cultural Center,

More related events

Upcoming Classes

Presentation: Genealogy and Family History Research
Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 6:15 pm
North Beach, North Beach Meeting Room

Current Exhibits

Don't Disturb the Dead
Through Thursday, December 19, 2019
Main Library, Government Information Center
All That Glitters Is Not Gold:
Through Thursday, January 2, 2020
Main Library, San Francisco History Center
The Native Reclamation of Alcatraz Island, 1969
Through Thursday, January 9, 2020
Main Library, Magazines & Newspapers Center 5th Fl