News release from the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center:
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 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.