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Written by esperanzacenter on Feb 5 2015 - 4:31pm
The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center will present a book premiere and plática for University of Texas San Antonio professor Sara DeTurk’s new book, Activism, Alliance Building and the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 7 pm. This free event will be hosted at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center located at 922 San Pedro Avenue.
Written by esperanzacenter on Jul 14 2014 - 2:50pm
On Monday, June 23, inner city residents, advocates for affordable housing and public health, and urban scholars held a town hall session with elected officials to address gentrification in San Antonio.
Written by SWU laura on Apr 18 2014 - 11:47am
As part of the annual May Day March, community leaders, workers, and advocates for economic justice and immigrant rights will come together to demand legislation that honors the dignity of all workers and their families. This year’s march will build upon the growing political support for the rights and wages that workers deserve, regardless of immigration status.
Written by Rudy Arispe on Apr 16 2014 - 8:56am
On the morning of April 7, 1994, Rwanda native Alex-Marie Secondaire was leaving Mass and headed toward his parents’ home, when he saw a barricade had been set up along a road and hundreds of people were being stopped by government soldiers and police.
Written by CirclesofSA on Feb 23 2012 - 2:12pm
On March 22 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Texans Standing Tall, along with the San Antonio Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse (SACADA), is hosting a day-long forum on implementing a strategy effective at holding social hosts accountable for youth access to alcohol. Join with colleagues, your friends and neighbors to determine your community’s capacity and willingness to act. Interact with experts to learn ways to mobilize for action on this community-based prevention strategy.
Written by Antonio Rodriguez on Oct 15 2010 - 1:22pm
San Antonio’s vibrant art world was in full display Saturday, Oct. 9 at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts District on the West Side. Hundreds of people flocked to the La Gloria extravaganza that showcases talented Latino artists, musicians, poets, sculptors, independent filmmakers and fashion designers. “La Gloria is a great concept, a festival for independent artists,” said noted San Antonio poet Anthony Flores.“The event promotes what artists do, what they try to do and how they try to make a living.” 
Written by Antonio Rodriguez on Apr 19 2010 - 2:29pm
In commemoration of his life, NOWCastSA has published exclusive video of interviews with Rev. Claude Black, produced by  the Source of Light Center at University Presbyterian Church in March 2004.This is the third in a series.Black was a civil rights activist and minister of the Mt. Zion First Baptist Church in San Antonio for almost 50 years. He served on the San Antonio City Council from 1973 to 1978, and became the city’s first black Mayor Pro Tem.
Written by Antonio Rodriguez on Apr 5 2010 - 10:35am
In commemoration of his life, NOWCastSA has published exclusive video of interviews with Rev. Claude Black, produced by  the Source of Light Center at University Presbyterian Church in March 2004.This is the second in a series.Black was a civil rights activist and minister of the Mt. Zion First Baptist Church in San Antonio for almost 50 years. He served on the San Antonio City Council from 1973 to 1978, and became the city’s first black Mayor Pro Tem.
Written by Antonio Rodriguez on Feb 24 2010 - 11:33am
To commemorate Black History Month, and to mark a year since his passing, watch exclusive video of interviews with Rev. Claude Black, produced by  the Source of Light Center at University Presbyterian Church in March 2004. Black was a civil rights activist and minister of the Mt. Zion First Baptist Church in San Antonio for almost 50 years. He served on the San Antonio City Council from 1973 to 1978, and became the city’s first black Mayor Pro Tem. Black worked closely with other civil rights advocates including A.
Written by Heather DiMasi on Feb 18 2010 - 4:43pm
The organizers of the 20th Annual International Woman's Day March in San Antonio invite everyone to be part of this year's rally. Bring your mothers, sisters, daughters, coworkers and friends. More than 18 groups helped plan the event  and are actively working on issues affecting women, including reproductive rights, access to health care, immigration, sexual harassment, domestic violence, poverty, workplace discrimination, sexism, police brutality, environmental justice, effects of war, racism and anti-queer violence and policy.