Join us for a special Sunday tardeada performance of our multimedia preview of "Still Here: Homenaje al Westside de San Antonio," a book/CD in progress featuring all new original music by Lourdes Pérez, based on oral histories of 12 Westside elders and performed by 20 Westside musicians. We will have a special dance performance by Leticia Sánchez-Retamozo and Álvaro Duarte, as well as live readings by some of the Westside elders whose historias of the 30's, 40's and 50's were given to Pérez to create the songs.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 20 2016 - 9:57pm
This week’s edge includes: Beacon Hill Area Neighborhood Association and a heavy-handed developer, Esperanza Peace and Justice Center's "Take Back Our City,” video from conversations across San Antonio about racism, a critical look at the Alazán Creek trail project and an extraordinary portrait of the city’s visual artists. Beacon Hill Area Neighborhood Association SLAPPed by Developer
Written by esperanzacenter on Apr 16 2014 - 4:28pm
On April 18th at 7 pm, the eve of the 3rd annual conference of the Eagle Ford Consortium, the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center presents Frackaso: Portraits of Extraction in Eagle ford and beyond art exhibit—named as a play on the English word “fracas” (a noisy disturbance or quarrel) and the Spanish word “fracaso” (failure, ruin, bust). The FRACKASO art exhibit will be San Antonio’s first major public forum to look at fracking from the bottom up.
Written by Kris_Serold on Mar 4 2014 - 5:12pm
On Friday, March 21, Saturday, March 22, and Sunday March 23, 2014, the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center will continue its CineMujer Film Series with a selection of award winning films highlighting Radical Women. CineMujer offers opportunities for unheard women’s voices to break the silence using films and videos – providing a platform for alternate perspectives with those films that depict issues of social, economic, racial and environmental justice.
Written by esperanzacenter on Feb 4 2014 - 2:58pm
CHILE CANTA AL MUNDO seminar series presents the finale concert Cantos Chicanos y Chilenos en California showcasing not only the existence of the Nueva Canción, but also its lasting impact on social movements throughout the Americas. Performers include Agustín Lira, Patricia Wells, Lichi Fuentes, Hugo Wainzinger, Marci Manríquez, and Ricardo Valdivieso bringing their own extensive histories and herstories from California, U.S. -Mexico Border, Chile, Argentina, and the U.S. Midwest.
Written by esperanzacenter on Jan 9 2014 - 10:58am
Before the bloody tortures and heart wrenching disappearances, Salvador Allende democratically won the 1970 presidential election becoming the first socialist president in Latin America. Alongside Allende’s victory arose a new genre of music combining folk instruments and native cultural roots calling for justice, equality, and change known as La Nueva Canción. The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center in collaboration with Trinity University’s Mexico, the Americas, Spain Program proudly presents Voces Chilenas/ Chilean Voices: A Concert.
Written by Kris_Serold on Sep 11 2013 - 2:51pm
The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center proudly will be screening the most recent version of a work in progress film titled “San Antonio Four” on Friday, September 20th, 2013 at 7 p.m at the Esperanza Center. The San Antonio Four is an award winning documentary covering the story of four San Antonio women wrongly accused of sexual abuse by a homophobic, fear driven, and misled jury trial. Now a year after Anna Vasquez, one of the four accused women, finally reached parole, the film continues to follow the struggle for freedom for the remaining three women with new updates.
Written by Tawseef Ali on Jul 3 2013 - 1:37pm
Replay Video: Around 75 concerned locals gathered on June 29 at the Friendship Baptist Church to discuss what Economic Development means, who it caters to and what its future in San Antonio may be.
Written by esperanzacenter on Mar 19 2013 - 3:52pm
A Mother’s Day Sale at La Cooperativa MujerArtes, 1412 El Paso, San Antonio, is an extraordinary event. The MujerArtes women always think of other women when they create for this exhibit and sale, which takes place on May 3 at 6 p.m. There is a $20 admission fee for the May 3 evening event only. The sale continues May 4 and throughout the week up to May 11, 10 a.m.
Written by Heather DiMasi on Feb 18 2010 - 3:47pm
Come join us at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, 922 San Pedro Ave., to help prepare for the International Women's Day march! We will be making banners, posters and screen printing T-shirts (please bring a couple dollars for art materials and your own shirt). Also, we still need women "peacekeepers" for the march. Training will take place the same day from 10 a.m. to noon at the Esperanza. We look forward to seeing you there! For more information, visit www.esperanzacenter.org/