In Trinity Professor Christine Drennon’s presentation “Redeeming the American Dream: A conversation on housing equitability and gentrification in San Antonio,” she examines government policies that made obtaining the American Dream nearly impossible for African American and Mexican communities in San Antonio. The Jan. 14, 2018 DreamWeek presentation continued with a panel moderated by Dignowity Hill Neighborhood Association president Brian Dillard discussing the implications of historic inequity and possible solutions. Panel Members:
Written by Maria Gardner on Jan 29 2018 - 11:56am
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 21 2017 - 5:14pm
San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg testified against the so-called “bathroom bill,” saying it “puts transgendered people in the crosshairs of discrimination,” and threatens the Texas economy.
Written by Maria Gardner on Jul 12 2017 - 10:19am
In the Texas Senate in 1957, when filibusters were used by southern legislators to weaken racial integration mandates, Henry B. Gonzalez and Abraham Kazen filibustered for a record-setting 36 hours to successfully kill bills that would have enabled segregation.
Written by Daniel Serna on Mar 17 2017 - 6:15pm
During a March 9 town hall on Senate Bill 6 (SB6) “the bathroom bill” was disrupted by audience members protesting a lack of transgender representation on the panel. If signed into Texas law, the Republican-backed measure will force people to use public restrooms matching their biological gender, rather than the gender they identify with, which would primarily affect the LGBTQ community.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 3 2015 - 11:54am
San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor asked City Manager Sheryl Sculley to develop a framework to bring ride-hailing companies back for a "pilot period.
Written by Randy Bear on Aug 7 2013 - 8:20pm
As several of you probably know, the San Antonio City Council will be considering modifications to city code to provide protection status for sexual orientation, gender identity, and veterans status. The protections will be added to five areas of the code that already provide protections for other classes. Those involve public accommodations, city employment, fair housing, contracts, and boards and commissions.