Tuesday - Sep 18, 2018

30 years of art for MCCLA


­by the El Reportero staff

Jennie Rodríguez (left) holds a certificate to hand it in to the next award recipient: at the War Memorial in SF. At center María Medina Serafina. (photo by Marvin J. Ramirez)Jennie Rodríguez (left) holds a certificate to hand it in to the next award recipient at the War Memorial in SF. At center María Medina Serafina. (photo by Marvin J. Ramirez)

It was the greatest event for members of the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts when for the first time the center celebrated an anniversary. So, it took all this long to celebrate the its 30th anniversary on Sept. 30.

The Awards Gala and Fundraiser, held at the Green Room of the War Memorial Performing Arts Center recognized many important people in the community who through out 30 years, have contributed and grew up and developed as artists.

“From its inception, the Mission Cultural Center was a place where aspiring young artists could deepen their understanding of the intimate connections among the Latin American people of all nations in their common struggles more importantly with its current focus on serving and protecting our youth, the center continues to be a haven of love and community expression,” said percussionist John Santos in a statement.­