Come speak about your experiences growing up black in America and show your support for defunding the police while learning about local resources those funds could benefit. We have had to move the event from June 28 to July 19 due to the recent spike in COVID cases. we want to make sure we all stay safe while letting our voices be heard.
Written by Guest (not verified) on Jul 6 2020 - 1:44pm
Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Jul 6 2020 - 1:40pm
March for black and brown lives. Start at Columbus park and then march to SAPD headquarters, then to get sheriff’s headquarters!
Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Jun 30 2020 - 3:33pm
Earlier this month, San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood, who is Black, marched in plain clothes with the demonstrators Wednesday, along with his sons. Texas Public Radio's Joey Palacios caught up with him and interviewed him on Facebook Live. Here's what Hood told the journalist: "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 men, who are living in fear of their lives.
Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Jun 25 2020 - 3:37pm
Join in a virtual Freedom Black History tour highlighting some of San Antonio's most historic African-American landmarks and locations. This experience is being brought to you by Melaneyes Media, the producers of "Walk on the River: A Black History of the Alamo City," Learn more about the film HERE http://walkontheriver.com/
Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Jun 19 2020 - 12:48pm
A virtual panel discussion hosted by Esperanza Peace & Justice Center about the incredible documentary 13th and the intersection between racism, criminal justice, and connecting the dots to the issues we are seeing today. If you haven’t seen the documentary, you can watch it for free at this link:
Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Jun 17 2020 - 5:25pm
Come out to caravan through Potranco Rd. neighborhoods outside 1604 in solidarity with our black community. This is a family-friendly, peaceful protest as well as a COVID friendly one. Decorate your car with signs and posters in support of Black Lives Matter, honoring victims of police brutality, calls to reform the police departments, calls for social justice reform, speaking out against institutional racism, etc.
Written by Guest (not verified) on Jun 17 2020 - 5:24pm
Join Senator Royce West on a Virtual Community Conversation across Texas by attending this virtual town hall. He is in a runoff election for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the former member of the Texas Senate, his experience, his vision for Texas, and ask questions.
Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Jun 17 2020 - 5:17pm
We talk about a case where an officer punched a young woman at a quinceañera and the officer was never charged, a case where the District Attorney did not prosecute.
Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Jun 17 2020 - 5:13pm
We will gather at Nelson Wolff Stadium and drive our decorated cars to AT&T Center in support of Black Lives Matter. We will be using residential streets, not the highway. WE WILL OBSERVE ALL TRAFFIC RULES AT ALL TIMES!! We will be leaving between 3:05 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. from the stadium. The route will be shared the day of. Please bring a canned good or non-perishable food item with you if you are able to donate. Food donations will go to feeding families in need on the East side of San Antonio.