News release from the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center:
Written by Vivian Lopez on Nov 10 2022 - 1:17pm
Written by esperanzacenter on Oct 28 2022 - 11:55am
There will be displays of community altars/ofrendas, live music, face painting for children, food, and more! The evening will highlight readings of literary ofrendas to remember our dead, and calavera poems that poke fun at the living and their untimely encounters with La Muerte or La Catrina. We will also have a procession through the neighborhood, so please join us! Folks are welcome to dress up and bring an instrument or noise maker for the procession.
Written by esperanzacenter on Jun 24 2022 - 1:04pm
The event starts at 6 PM with a Blessing Ceremony by SanArte Healing & Cultura Clinic and is hosted by Anel Flores and Chibbi. The show starts at 7 PM and ends at 9:30 PM. Festivities include:
Written by esperanzacenter on Jun 17 2022 - 11:22am
Join us for our monthly Noche Azul concert on Saturday June 25, 2022 at 8 PM!
Written by esperanzacenter on May 30 2022 - 1:06pm
Teatro Esperanza, a project of the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center, presents “Mujeres con Fuerza: Cuentos de mi Vida” which features seven original performance-video monologues written by ensemble members; the in-person event also features a plática with participating artists. The material was developed through Zoom sessions over the pandemic and tells individual stories from the lives of San Antonio women and the moments that helped shape who they are today.
Written by esperanzacenter on May 2 2022 - 3:02pm
Join The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, the Westside Preservation Alliance and the Historic Westside Residents’ Association for the 13th Annual Paseo Por el Westside, a historic and cultural preservation community gathering on the Westside of San Antonio. This event will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at Rinconcito de Esperanza at 816 S. Colorado St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Click here for more information.
Written by esperanzacenter on Jan 26 2021 - 12:47pm
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 Don Mathis on Feb 21 2017 - 8:02pm
The Esperanza Center opened its doors in solidarity with the National General Strike in opposition to the current administration. On Friday, Feb. 17, Strike4Democracy coordinated more than 100 strike actions across the country to stand up for America’s democratic principles. Local poets and protestors included Eliza Perez, Don Mathis, Enrique Sanchez, Gianna Rendon, Monica Landry, and Elva Treviño.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jan 4 2017 - 8:06pm
Replay the video of the NOWCastSA webcast of We The People, a Conversation of the Heart, produced by CompassionNET San Antonio and the interfaith San Antonio peaceCENTER recorded at the Oblate School of Theology, Whitley Theological Center on Jan. 5. Partners in the conversation include Celebration Circle, Dialogue Institute, Dreamweek San Antonio, Episcopal Church of Reconciliation, Esperanza Center for Peace and Justice, InterReligious Council of San Antonio, Jewish Federation of San Antonio, Our Lady of the Lake University, SoL Center, and TPR's Dare to Listen.
Written by Kris_Serold on Nov 21 2013 - 12:20pm
The morning of Nov. 12, Bexar County 150th District Court Judge Janet Littlejohn lifted the temporary restraining order allowing the demolition of the KWEX Unvision building. Machines had resumed tearing down the building when local protestors jumped the fences halting the demolition. We took two cameras to the demolition site and gave one to Itza Carbajal, a protestor who was later arrested for jumping the fence.