Organized by Young Ambitious Activists. Protest and march for black and brown lives! Masks required!
Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Jun 30 2020 - 3:33pm
San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood marched in plain clothes with #BlackLivesMatter protestors, along with his sons. "I'm marching because I've been witnessing the injustices of people of color all of my life, and I think it's important that people look through the lens of a minority, particularly a black man, who are living in fear of their lives," Hood explained to Texas Public Radio's Joey Palacios, who spotted Hood and interviewed him during a Facebook Live broadcast June 3, 2020.
Written by Bekah McNeel on Jun 26 2020 - 2:14pm
Then the Valedictorian Called Out the School’s Administration The sun was just starting to peek out from around early morning clouds at 8:30 am on June 16, threatening to bake the 187 graduates from Sam Houston High School and their families. But things on the field, where the graduates sat in chairs spaced six feet apart, were already heating up.
Written by Kathryn O'Rourke on Jun 18 2020 - 6:49pm
We are here today because of the Woolworth Building, but also because of the building that stands opposite it, and because of the space between them. There is perhaps no building in the United States to which so much meaning has been attached for so long as the Alamo. Indeed, the Woolworth is at risk of being demolished because of emotional and symbolic weight the Alamo has long been made to bear.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jun 17 2020 - 2:48pm
The Dean of the Harvard Chan School of Public Health promised to convene a national conversation about racism in public health at the conclusion of a livestreamed broadcast interview with San Antonio Councilwoman Ana Sandoval. Dean Michelle A. Williams made the pledge after Sandoval conveyed a question from Dr. Lyssa Ochoa, a San Antonio vascular surgeon, who asked: "How can other healthcare professionals work with you to acknowledge racism in public health? How do we come together and work for a common goal?"
Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Jun 15 2020 - 1:48pm
Here are links to watch or replay three San Antonio City Council Public Safety Committee community listening sessions to gather feedback on policing in San Antonio. The Public Safety Committee, which is chaired by District 6 Councilwoman Melissa Cabello Havrda, is hosting three listening sessions, one in-person event and two virtual meetings. Council members Jada Andrews-Sullivan, District 2; Rebecca Viagran, District 3; Ana Sandoval, District 7; and Clayton Perry, District 10, also sit on the committee.
Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Jun 10 2020 - 3:07pm
From news release: This is for all activists, leaders, organizations, groups to attend so we can create a unified message to be giving to media and city legislators. They can no longer divide us! Please attend!!
Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Jun 10 2020 - 3:04pm
Protest and March in Castle Hills for visibility and in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. same building) and then march up to West Avenue & NW Military, and back to the Police Department.
Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Jun 10 2020 - 2:42pm
From Melaneyes Media: Join us Sunday, June 14, for Malcolm vs. Martin, an online discussion and presentation comparing the speeches, lives, and ideologies of two of the greatest Black leaders of our time. In this presentation, we will dissect audio, video, quotes, and interviews to determine how similar or how different were the thoughts and opinions of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Brother Malcolm X, El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz. We will compare and contrast their words, actions, and some of the tactics of the movements they both represented.
Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Jun 10 2020 - 2:29pm
From news release: Black Lives Matter coordinating meeting at 1504 E. Commerce Street at the corner of Hackberry Street at the Cesar Chavez building to go over the police association contract. We will also be providing information on the Noble Cooper case, a Black man who died after being tasered by San Antonio police. Click here to read more about the Noble Cooper case.