Colectivo del Rescate Cultural

The Rescue Culture Collective, announces its 33rd annual

San Francisco Day Of The Dead Ritual Procession

Monday, November 2nd, 2015
Starting at 7:00 P.M.

at the corner of 22nd and Bryant St.
proceeds on Bryant to 24th St., then
Down 24th to Mission St., then
moves along Mission to 22nd St., then
goes along 22nd to Bryant St., for the closing ritual.

Since our founding, El Colectivo Del Rescate Cultural, our guiding "motto" has been, "NUESTROS MUERTOS NO SE VENDEN", (Our Dead Are Not For Sale).

No city, state, federal, nor corporate-branding funding is accepted. This has been the case since our inception, more than three decades ago, in order to maintain our integrity of being a true grassroots organization, without being beholden to political or consumerist demands on our mission of producing an authentic Ritual Procession as closest to our Meso American and Mexican roots. We invite all cultures to join us on Nov. 2nd, 2015, to honor and remember those who have passed on.

This year's Day Of The Dead Ritual Procession lead will constitute of 13, 10 foot bamboo Ritual Standards honoring the Aztec Lord MIQUIZTLI, Lord of Death symbolized by the skull (which appears in the Aztec Calendar) and TECCIZTECATL, also known as the Old Moon God, provider of tonalli (shadow Soul) life energy. According to the Aztec Calendar, Nov. 2, 2015 is a good day for reflecting on your priorities in life, a bad day for ignoring possibilities. It is a day of transformation, signifying that briefest moment between old endings and new beginnings. The thirteen day period that starts with day 1-Ollin (Movement) is ruled by TLAZOLTEOTL, also known as the goddess of cotton and weaving, of sexuality and childbirth, she who is the eater of sins: it is the sign of the Scavenger, who feeds not on power but on the ills that darken the heart. The rainbow serpent, symbol of pleasure and folly, levitates amidst a shroud of smoke and shadow: these are 13 days of stolen secrets and odd twists of fate. These are good days for self- purification; bad days for self-gratification.

We also invite you to join our Collective Team of Volunteers who work year round to design, organize, research, digitize, document, archive, conduct Educational Outreach, implement a 'mentor program', and present this unique community based event.

We welcome your contributions, questions and suggestions by contacting us at:

Tel. # 415.933.5465 or E-mailing us at:

This is a drug and alcohol free, family friendly event.

El Colectivo Del Rescate Cultural, requests your assistance in distributing this invitation.
 We invite you to view the public altars at Garfield Park (25th & Harrison St. On Nov. 2nd)

Click on the form to download and print!

Affordable Care Act Workshops

Do you have questions about health care reform and the Affordable Care Act (ACA)?

Did you know the ACA requires you and your dependents to maintain health insurance coverage starting in 2014? Did you know that you cannot be turned down for this health insurance because of your medical history, or that there is help with monthly premiums for people who qualify?

Covered California has named The Actors Fund as the state's only education/outreach provider focusing solely on the arts and entertainment community.

The San Francisco Arts Commission's Cultural Centers are happy to host four workshops where The Fund will answer questions, explain how you can find out if you are eligible for a federal subsidy to help pay your monthly premium, and how to enroll in a Covered California health plan.

Attend one of these 90-minute workshops to find out how the new law applies to you.

Tuesday, November 12 at 6 p.m.
Bayview Opera House
4705 Third Street

Saturday, November 16 at 2 p.m.
African American Art & Culture Complex
762 Fulton Street

Tuesday, November 19 at 6:30 p.m.
SOMArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan Street

Tuesday, November 26 at 12 p.m.
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
2868 Mission Street

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Upcoming 2015 MCCLA Board of Directors Meetings:

Wednesdays, 6:30pm

August 19th

September 17 (thursday )


Everybody Welcome!

San Francisco Symphony at Dolores Park 2013

Come and enjoy a free concert with the SF Symphony this Sunday July 21 at 2pm. MCCLA will have an info both, please come visit us.
Click here for complete program.

Photos from SFS Concert at Dolores Park 2012.

Alejandro Murguia, our first MCCLA Director
is now the new SF Poet Laureate
Bravo Alejandro!

Mayor Lee Names Alejandro Murguia SF Poet Laureate
Alejandro Murguia in FaceBook #1
Alejandro Murguia in FaceBook #2
Alejandro in Wikipedia

MCCLA and the Symphony at Dolores Park Concert, Sunday July 22, 2012
Jennie E. Rodriguez, MCCLA Director
Gilbert De Anda, Board Member

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