Cultura y Arte Nativa de las Americas’ (CANA) objective is to educate the San Francisco Bay Area on the rich cultures and indigenous healing practices that exist in the Americas & the Caribbean, and to promote dialogue about their importance in our society.
Indigenous Peoples Cultural Arts Healing Center
After more than 44 years of existence, Carnaval San Francisco & other CANA projects and partners will finally have a lifetime permanent casa to call home at 683 Florida Street in the Mission District of San Francisco.
The Indigenous Peoples Cultural Arts Healing Center (IPCAHC) will cost $7.9 million to build out and purchase the space and install equipment, $2.7 million of which have already been raised— we just need $5.2 million left to raise!
Mission Food Hub
Food is Medicine
At the height of the pandemic San Francisco’s Latinx COVID-19 infections accounted for over 40% of the total cases in our city. That is more than three times the rate of the 15% share of San Francisco’s Latino population.
Most of those families cannot apply for unemployment or lack full public benefits. The Mission Food Hub (MFH) is feeding people who would go hungry without our mutual support.
Children, elders, immigrants, the disabled, and families suffering with COVID-19 are particularly hard hit. Together we can humbly address our community’s need for food today. Please donate generously!
We are actively facilitating a multi–pronged plan to support indigenous health and wellness, support home ownership through wealth stabilization, sustain a green cultural zone for environmental justice, and provide indigenous community gardens and ceremonial spaces.
Carnaval San Francisco
The primary goal of Carnaval San Francisco, the largest multicultural festival in California, is in educating people on the Latino and Caribbean traditions of the Americas through music, dance, and visual arts. Our educational platforms and spaces of revelry aim to heal, strengthen, and unite communities of all socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds through the power of art and culture.
Mission Food Hub
San Francisco Lowrider Council
SF Latino Task Force
A network of more than 3 dozen community–based organizations, along with City Government partners, the Latino Task Force is working together to meet the needs of our immigrants, families, elders, houseless, LGBTQ, youth, and other Latino population by keeping them informed and connected with various resources including: health, food, education, small businesses, housing, employment, and artist support.
Cesar Chavez Parade & Festival
The annual Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Parade & Festival brings thousands of Bay Area residents, families, schools, religious groups, labor unions, and community organizations in celebration of Cesar’s legacy in the heart of San Francisco’s Latino community, Calle 24 Latino Cultural District. The annual parade and festival have become among the largest events honoring Cesar Chavez in California.