SAVE THE DATE! June 30th is Give OUT Day, the ONLY National day of giving for the LGBTQIA+ community! In honor of Give OUT Day, the Esperanza Community will be fundraising to raise $5000 and acquire 10 new Monthly Donors by June 30th! There are several ways you can make a donation and sign up to be a Monthly Donor of the Esperanza!
Written by esperanzacenter on Jun 8 2021 - 6:44pm
Written by esperanzacenter on Mar 29 2021 - 5:33pm
"Truly Texas Mexican" is a road movie that weaves through Texas cities, naming the racism that erased indigenous history, while celebrating the food that has kept community memory and heritage alive. Over time and during conquest, Texas Mexican home cooking, or "comida casera," sustained indigenous identity. Cooking foods like nopalitos, deer, mesquite and tortillas, women were/are leaders in the cultural resistance against colonization.
Written by esperanzacenter on Mar 9 2021 - 4:37pm
Founded in 2016, the Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase began as a celebration of films made by women filmmakers from the U.S.-Mexico border region. Since then, the showcase has expanded to include powerful short films from around the world, whose stories challenge perceptions about women, border communities, immigrants, people of color, the LBGTQ community, and other underrepresented communities.
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.
Written by Graciela Sanchez on Jan 25 2011 - 3:12pm
On April 1, 2002, the historic gas station, open-air dance space known as La Gloria was demolished.Hundreds of community residents from the West Side and from all parts of San Antonio joined arms, hearts and minds for over two months to stop the destruction of this landmark building. But the owners of La Gloria, and their cronies at City Council didn’t listen to the community.Y murio La Gloria.