On your typical day in San Antonio, about 2,800 people are homeless, according to the San Antonio Metropolitan Ministries (SAMMinistries), an interfaith ministry dedicated to helping the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless.
The mood in the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center was celebratory and somber during a community meeting called to discuss transgender expression and the rights of transgender children in Texas public schools. (Scroll down to see photos from the event.)
How would you respond to sexual assault? For one San Antonio creative writer, there was only one satisfying response. Little did she know, this response would carry a message of hope to thousands of sexual assault survivors and their supporters across the city.
Amalia Ortiz founded “Women of Ill Repute: Refute” in 1999 in response to a recent sexual assault at the hands of an acquaintance.
In an event called “Take Back Our City,” people from across San Antonio gathered at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center to look at the past to inform today’s conversation about gentrification and displacement.
An 11,000-year timeline papered the walls of the meeting room, going back from today to a time when indigenous groups were still migrating to the Americas.
Veterans looking to begin their own businesses will have an opportunity to develop their ideas into actionable business plans during Catapult Weekend, a free 3-day rapid business startup workshop in November sponsored by Goodwill Industries of San Antonio and in partnership with Geekdom.