As part of DreamWeek 2021, the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center will hosted a panel discussion between San Antonio’s Mi Barrio No Se Vende Coalition and the Houston Coalition for Equitable Development without Displacement. The discussion focused on community organizing efforts for proposed Community Benefits Agreements (CBA’s) in both San Antonio and Houston. Panelists include Uyiosa Elegon, Mary Claire Neal, Dr. Jerry González, Sofia Lopez, and Adriana Abundis. Watch Here:
Written by esperanzacenter on Jan 26 2021 - 12:47pm
Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Jan 14 2021 - 1:38pm
Poetry is one of humanity’s oldest forms of expression and can be used to create deep connections between poets and the worlds they inhabit. Teachers and other community members also use poetry to connect people who feel displaced. A unique project in San Antonio is using poetry to celebrate World Refugee Day and to create myriad connections for displaced people. Refugees flee from their home countries to preserve their lives and seeking liberty and hoping to find happiness through peace.
Written by Guest (not verified) on Dec 13 2018 - 9:27pm
Commentary by Jim Bailey, member of the Housing Policy Task Force
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Sep 12 2018 - 9:44am
Under the SA Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan, the City of San Antonio will be asking residents to help define the land use and zoning in their neighborhoods and communities. To help neighborhood residents prepare to participate, this hands-on workshop was created by Chrissy Q McCain, Director of Land Use and Neighborhood Planning for City Council District 1. “We want to empower people with as much information as possible,” explained District 1 Councilman Roberto Treviño. “We’ll be working with you, not around you."
Written by Jason Gil on May 24 2018 - 9:14pm
By Jason Gil “Stories Seldom Told” is an annual Say Sí event where student artists explore topics in need of the telling, in need of being unpacked, in a creative manner. “Every year, all of our student leaders will get together and have informal conversations about what they feel isn’t addressed in their everyday lives,” said Stephen Guzman, Communications Director, at Say Sí. “Each studio has a lead liaison (student leader) that provides feedback and informs programming, and one of their tasks is to come up with the theme for Stories Seldom Told.”
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Aug 9 2016 - 8:09pm
On this week’s Edge, how to improve our dismal voter turnout rate, what’s missing in the police union’s contract with the city, the long history of gentrification and displacement, and how the whole community benefits when a kid gets an immunization shot. This edition of the Edge is sponsored in part by NOWCastSA nonprofit member Friends of Communities in Schools San Antonio. To learn more about sponsorship, click here.
Written by Clayton Price on Apr 2 2015 - 4:17pm
Replay video from Town Hall meetings across San Antonio of the Mayor's Task Force on Preserving Dynamic and Diverse Neighbohoods in the spring of 2015.
Written by Marisol Cortez on Jan 12 2015 - 12:09pm
Our Casas Resident Council is making an urgent request for donations to assist the remaining Mission Trails residents in locating housing that is permanently affordable and safe from further