Written by esperanzacenter on Feb 19 2020 - 1:54pm
The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center and The Texas RioGrande Legal Aid invite you to a film screening of The Rape of Recy Taylor. If you thought that Rosa Parks' efforts in the Civil Rights Movement began on a Montgomery bus in 1954, you only know half the story.
Written by esperanzacenter on Feb 11 2020 - 12:51pm
Join us on Saturday, Feb. 29 at the Esperanza for a reading and plática with Lydia R. Otero! Her latest book, In the Shadows of the Freeway: Growing Up Brown & Queer, is a thought-provoking coming-of-age memoir about growing up in a Southwest city invested in urban development.
Written by esperanzacenter on Oct 10 2019 - 11:14am
Join us Saturday, October 19, for Noche Azul de Esperanza, our monthly concert with Azul Barreintos.
Written by esperanzacenter on Sep 26 2018 - 4:48pm
Join the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center in collaboration with Trinity University and UTSA for a film screening of Adios Amor - The Search for Maria Moreno. Laurie Coyle, the Director/Producer of Adios Amor, will be joining us for a Q&A after the film. ✨ Watch the trailer here - bit.ly/AdiosAmorTrailer ✨ Admission is by DONATION. Free for Trinity University and University of Texas at San Antonio students, but donations are appreciated!
Written by esperanzacenter on Sep 26 2018 - 3:26pm
Join the Westside Preservation Alliance and the Esperanza for the second event of our Westside Community History & Preservation Speaker Series! This series will explore community history and historic preservation in communities of color!
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Mar 12 2018 - 2:50pm
In a victory for the Hays Street Bridge Restoration Group and its recently deceased founder, Doug Steadman, the Historic and Design Review Commission on March 9 rejected a developer’s proposal to erect a 72-foot-tall apartment building next to the 58-foot-tall Hays Street Bridge. (click here to watch video of the entire meeting or click on any quote below to jump straight to that spot in the video.)
Written by JamiAlise on Apr 5 2017 - 3:15pm
"Come hear what the Mayoral Candidates will do about various social justice issues like rights for women and girls, LGBTQ+ rights, immigrant rights, police brutality, protections for domestic workers, environmental issues, gentrification y más! Antonio Diaz, Manuel Medina, Ron Nirenburg, Rhett Smith, John Velasquez have confirmed. Gerald Ponce has also been invited. Mayor Ivy Taylor will not be in attendance due to another committment. Parking is available at San Antonio College in lots 21, 28, 29.
Written by Don Mathis on Nov 21 2016 - 4:35pm
Update: This listing incorrectly stated the address for the OPEN holiday markets was within La Villita. This article has been changed to reflect that the OPEN holiday market will be held along E. Houston Street.  There is more than one alternative to shopping at big boxes, the mall, or online. Here is NOWCastSA’s list of the most unique and unusual local places to shop in San Antonio. 
Written by JayAlmendarez13 on Nov 9 2016 - 3:47pm
On December 10, guests are invited to dance the night away with Azul.  The theme of the night is Cumbia!  Everyone is invited to join us on the dance floor. Doors open at 7:15 PM.  Tickets are $7 at the door but any more donations are appreciated. Seating is first-come first-served.  Concessions will be available for purchase. Parking is available at San Antonio College in lots 21, 28, 29. The event will be held at Esperanza Peace and Justice Center.
Written by JayAlmendarez13 on Nov 9 2016 - 3:33pm
Every month Azul Barrientos takes her audience through a multi-media journey through a new theme.  Noche Azul showcases traditional Mexican songs while highlighting the cultural influences and interconnections between Latin America, Spain and Mexico.  The songs and genres of Noche Azul have included boleros, rancheras, folk music, jazz, as well as electronic music. November’s theme is La Llorona. Azul will take her audience through the legend(s) that is La Llorona. Every family has its own telling of the legend.