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Written by Laura Acevedo on Nov 7 2017 - 10:43am
Join us in celebrating San Antonio's 10th annual Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival! The free after-dark festival will be Friday, November 10th, from 7 PM to Midnight in the Hemisfair district. Ticketed events, including artist brunches, a closing party, and an exclusive VIP experience, are available on Saturday, November 11.
Written by Brooke Cowey on Apr 27 2017 - 5:30pm
Come down to this free event that puts Sandra Cisneros' work on display. The display is made up of more than 300 boxes with photographs, drawings, poetry and more. There will be a reading by Cisneros, which will be followed by a discussion between her and John Phillip Santos. Guests should arrive early to this event due to the huge expected turnout. You can find more information about the event here.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Feb 26 2017 - 1:40pm
This video by the ACLU explains the presidential actions regarding transgender students and the civil rights case heading to the U.S. Supreme Court on March 28. Last year, President Barack Obama said civil rights laws should cover transgender students, but in 2017, President Donald Trump said transgender students should not be covered by civil rights laws. But the courts determine the law, and the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on this issue on March 28, 2017.
Written by gsbaird on Feb 17 2017 - 2:22pm
No one questions the need to improve upon the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.
Written by UIWPR on Feb 7 2017 - 11:34am
Pope Francis in his message for the World Day of Peace gave examples such as the Muslim Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan. “Women in particular are often leaders of nonviolence, as for example, was Leymah Gbowee and the thousands of Liberian women,” Pope Francis states. She gathered Muslim and Christian women who organized “nonviolent protest that resulted in high level peace talks to end the second civil war in Liberia.”
Written by Brooke Cowey on Jan 19 2017 - 4:20pm
On May 5th there will be a ticketed luncheon with U.S. poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrea as part of the Autograph Series.  Juan Felipe Herrea was named California’s poet laureate in 2012. In 2015, he became the 21st U.S. poet laureate, and was the first Latino to hold the position. Herrea’s collection of works include over a dozen collections of poetry, short stories, young adult novels, and children’s literature.
Written by Brooke Cowey on Jan 19 2017 - 4:07pm
Come out on May 4th to hear Juan Felipe Herrera’s free public reading as a part of the Autograph Series. Juan Felipe Herrea was named California’s poet laureate in 2012. In 2015, he was named U.S. poet laureate. Herrea’s collection of works include over a dozen collections of poetry, short stories, young adult novels, and children’s literature. 
Written by Jason Gil on Jan 12 2017 - 11:43pm
This coming Second Saturday, Jan. 14 from 7 p.m. till 10 p.m., Dock Space Gallery will be showcasing Rodolfo Choperena’s “Interventions of Light”, a phantasmagorical photography exhibit inspired by Carl Sagan.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Jan 12 2017 - 3:22pm
SA2020, the local nonprofit that’s charting San Antonio’s progress in several categories over a decade, said 41 percent of 59 target goals have been achieved or exceeded. That was one of the big takeaways from a DreamWeek luncheon held Jan. 12 at the Witte Museum’s Mays Family Center.
Written by Esther@SAPL on Dec 1 2016 - 4:27pm
Come join us for our annual world culture celebration!  There will be crafts and activities for kids, including a scavenger hunt for the first 100 kids!  There will be performances by Kaveri Natya Yoga, The Confucius Institute, and Okinawa Taiko.  There will be fun for all ages and for everyone in the family!  So, come in to sample some homemade cultural cuisine and stay for the performances and activities.  Celebrate the holidays at the San Antonio Public Library.