With cheers and tears, students from the University of Texas at San Antonio celebrated passage of the DREAM Act in the House, a vote that resounded from Washington as community leaders met here to plan for the future in SA2020.Many of the UTSA students who have been on a hunger strike since Nov. 10 to push for the legislation were attending the community meeting that Mayor Julian Castro hosted at St. Mary's University.
Written by David McLemore on Oct 11 2010 - 12:47pm
A rally and march for immigration rights and justice will take place Tuesday, Ocrt. 12 at Milam Park (across from Santa Rosa Medical Center). It's an opportunity to tell political representatives in Washington, D.C., you want to defend the Constitutional rights of U.S.-born children of immigrant parent, as guaranteed in the 14th Amendment.
Written by Jennifer Herrera on Aug 19 2010 - 11:31pm
Gemini Ink's fall community talk on the issue of immigration and the multi-dimensional perspectives that accompany the topic, will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19 at C4 Workspace, 108 King William St.The talk will feature panelists Benita Veliz, a local college graduate and activist for the DREAM Act, along with Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) staff attorney, Diego Bernal.
Written by Pak Lai on Aug 4 2010 - 12:43pm
On July, 29, San Antonio protesters met in Milam Park for a solidarity action protesting Arizona's controversial immigration bill, SB 1070. The demonstration was one of dozens of similar actions across the country. The march and rally is documented in this slideshow, through the photos taken by Pak Lai, a student at San Antonio College. Do you have photos you'd like to share with NOWCastSA?
Written by David McLemore on Jul 8 2010 - 12:22pm
This update includes five short video highlights as well as the entire, hour-long ceremony. They’ve already signed up to defend this country. Hailing from points across the globe, today, they became Americans. Eight members of the U.S. military traded in their Green Cards for certificates of naturalization to become the newest citizens of the United States Friday in a moving ceremony hosted by the Mexican American Unity Council at its San Antonio headquarters.
Written by Heather DiMasi on Jun 29 2010 - 10:30am
Both Gov. Rick Perry and his Democratic gubernatorial challenger, Bill White, will appeal for the Latino vote during the annual conference of The National Council of La Raza in San Antonio July 9-13, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center downtown.
Written by Ernesto Olivo on May 29 2010 - 3:39pm
Ernesto Olivo was among more than 60 people from San Antonio who went to Phoenix in a caravan to participate in the National Day of Action march, protesting Arizona's new law that calls for police to use "reasonable suspicion" to question and detain possible undocumented immigrants.Thousands of people joined the march in Phoenix, while others held smaller, symbolic rallies in other cities, including San Antonio. (Here is video of local protesters explaining their concerns.)
Written by Heather DiMasi on Apr 27 2010 - 12:28pm
Novelist, professor and St. Mary's University graduate, Manuel Luis Martínez, will read from his third novel, "Day of the Dead", from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 30, in the Chaminade Tower Garden Room, St. Mary's University. The reading will be followed by conversation and refreshments.
Written by Vanessa Zevallos on Mar 30 2010 - 4:19pm
Chants of "Sí se puede!" could be heard through the streets of downtown San Antonio for the 14th annual César Chávez March for Justice.San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, along with Jaime Martinez, Chairman of the César Chávez Foundation, led the marchers from Plaza Avenida Guadalupe on the West Side to the Alamo on March 27.