24th Street filled with live music, theater and dancing on Oct. 23 for Acción Latina’s first in-person Paseo Artístico since the onset of COVID-19. The event, themed “History Matters in the Mission,” celebrated the accomplishments of Mission legends who gave a voice and identity to the neighborhood through their art, activism and community organizing. Theater maker Paul Flores performed as Juan Gonzales, who founded El Tecolote in 1970, Carlos Barón, storied educator and playwright, and Michael Rios, who painted the 24th Street Bart station mural. Edna Mira Raia performed as revolutionary dramatist Joan Holden, Vero Majano performed “Remember Los Siete” and Vanessa Sanchez danced in honor of renowned painter Yolanda López, whose vision inspired this Paseo. Neighbors and passersby also gathered to tour Balmy Alley with Precita Eyes, sway to “Las Mañanitas” with the Community Music Center, watch performances by feminist group Dance Brigade and view the altars at Mission Cultural Center. Watch videos of the event on Instragram @paseoartistico.