A Message from our Executive Director

January 2017

Dear CLF familia,
As many of you undoubtedly share our feelings of fear and anger after the outcome of our elections, we hope you also share our determination to stand together to resist and to defend our families and our communities.
Let us move forward to rejoice and celebrate each other's spirit. Let us not have our joy be taken away from us. Since November 8th, I have found strength in your words, in the reminders of our lineage of struggle, perseverance, resistance and victories. And nowhere have I found more hope and inspiration than from our very own CLF sister board members, the current scholarship awardees and our Alumnae.

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We are less than a month away from our 40th Anniversary Celebration. We would love to have you join us at this meaningful event as we celebrate four decades of empowering Latina scholars as well as our dear Executive Director, Olga Talamante's legacy! The board is honored to present this year's Chicana Latina Foundation Legacy Award to:
Olga Talamante
2017 Legacy Award
¡Que Viva Chicana Latina Foundation!
Thursday, September 28, 2017
The Westin St Francis Hotel
335 Powell Street • San Francisco, California
6:00 p.m. General Reception
Music by Los Cenzontles
7:00 p.m. Program and Dinner
9:30 p.m. After Party
Dance to the cumbia rhythm of Candelaria
This event is expected to reach capacity, so we encourage you to get your tickets early.
For more information or questions contact, Alicia Orozco:alicia@chicanalatina.org or 650-548-1040.
It is not too late to join one of our Celebration Circles!
~partial listing~
Dr. Sandra R. Hernández and Viviana (Viva) Paredes
Bev Scott and Courtney
Bob Barber
Miguel Bustos and Alex Rivera
Orson and Claudia Aguilar
Adriana Ayala and Sandra Torres
Barbara Dickey
Leanne Grossman
Aida Hurtado and Craig Haney
Jose Miramontes and Julia Villa
Manuel Peña and Paul Del Castillo
Lesley Weaver
~ partial listing ~
To be part of a Celebration Circle or become a Sponsor/Supporter please contact:
Alicia Orozco: alicia@chicanalatina.org or 650-548-1040.

You're invited to
Joan Baez and Lila Downs
in conversation with Olga Talamante

Voices of Resistance
Chicana Latina Foundation is honored to host "Voices of Resistance" with two iconic artists/activists, Joan Baez and Lila Downs.

Over the years, their voices have moved us, inspired us and made us stronger. We thank them for their commitment to Latina empowerment and for supporting Chicana Latina Foundation and the Fondo Guadalupe Musalem of Oaxaca.

This event features a performance by singer/songwriter Diana Gameros.
Sunday, October 1st • 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Brava Theater Center
2781 24th Street • San Francisco, CA
Purchase Tickets
All proceeds benefit the mission and scholarship programs of
Chicana Latina Foundation and the Fondo Guadalupe Musalem of Oaxaca.
Chicana Latina Foundation (CLF)
is a non-profit organization which promotes professional and leadership development in Latinas attending college in the Greater Bay Area. CLF is committed to inclusivity and assuring that CLF recipients represent the diversity of the community, including those who identify as Chicana, Latina, Indigena, Afro-Latina, LGBTQ, among others. With 40 years of service, CLF has provided scholarships to hundreds of Latina college students and prepared them as the future generations of social justice leaders.
Fondo Guadalupe Musalem de Oaxaca
is a very special organization that supports the development of young Oaxacan women by providing leadership training and scholarships so that they may continue their high school and collegiate studies. The Fondo Guadalupe Musalem supports these incredible young women to become agents of change for themselves, their families, and their rural indigenous communities throughout the state of Oaxaca.

Dear community,

Yes, we join in the national heartache sweeping our communities as we witness once again the politics of hate and anti-immigrant rancor unleashed onto our beloved DACA youth and our undocumented community overall.

Chicana Latina Foundation, with its years-long history of providing scholarships and leadership development to DACA and non-Daca undocumented students, stands ready to defend, protect and support our undocumented gente.

We will join forces with our sister organizations in preparing for the next 6 months and beyond to stay connected, informed and ready to take action.

Closer to home, we will embrace our CLF students in a circle of love and solidarity like never before; listen to them, hear their pain, gather strength from their courage and resilience and let them know they are not alone, now or ever. We will be ready to support them, concretely, with any emotional, physical, and/or material need!

With love and solidarity,
CLF Board of Directors, staff and familia
A message from one of our CLF alumna
and former Undocumented student
For my fellow Californians. My fellow DACAmented...in these uncertain times remember this...even before there was DACA we made it through to achieve a college education without a penny of financial aid thru hard work, persistence & determination.
DACA was always just a temporary work permit with no real pathway to residency nor citizenship.
If you live in California remember this:
  • AB540 remains in place and that means that you can still attain a college degree.
  • CA Dream Act will continue to give undocumented students monetary assistance to pay for college tuition.
  • SB60 gives you the opportunity to drive legally & safely.
  • SB1169 gives you the opportunity to obtain a professional license regardless of your immigration status under 40 licensing boards.
  • Plus now you have a SSN that you can continue to use to submit your income taxes, build credit, obtain loans & to operate your small business.
My fellow DACA recipients...many of us dreamers who fought several battles to achieve all of those other victories didn't qualify for DACA because we were too old for it or had arrived 1-2 yrs too old. Nonetheless, that did not stop us nor our families from succeeding at a professional, educational and entrepreneurial level. It did not extinguish our purpose, our desire to succeed and our commitment to keep fighting for laws that will benefit our communities.
My fellow dreamer:
© 2017 Chicana / Latina Foundation