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 Don Mathis on Feb 21 2017 - 8:02pm
Written by Amanda Evrard on Mar 6 2014 - 3:08pm
Join the 24th Annual San Antonio International Woman's Day March starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 8 at the corner of St. Mary's and Cesar Chavez Blvd., former site of the KWEX/Univision building. A rally will follow at Hemisfair Park with speakers, children's activities, snacks and more.
Written by Amanda Evrard on Mar 12 2013 - 12:25pm
REPLAY VIDEO Of the webcast of San Antonio's 7th Annual International Women's Day Luncheon on March 12. The guest speaker was Lee Woodruff, author of the 2007 book, In an Instant, the 2009 collection of essays, Perfectly Imperfect: A Life in Progress, and the 2012 novel, Those We Love Most.
Written by Jessica Guerrero on Mar 6 2013 - 1:02pm
On Saturday, March 9, 2013, the 23rd Annual San Antonio International Woman’s Day March & Rally (SAIWD) will begin at 10 a.m. at Dignowity Park in San Antonio’s Eastside. For decades, women and allies of San Antonio, surrounding areas and from as far as Austin, Corpus Christi, and Houston, have marched throughout our city chanting, singing, drumming and holding colorful signs and banners. We march for what we believe in and for what we hold most dear.
Written by esperanzacenter on Mar 1 2011 - 4:09pm
Join us as we march in the streets in solidarity with women and social justice movements in San Antonio and around the world.The 2011 San Antonio International Women’s Day March and Rally will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 5. It starts at Travis Park and ends end in the historic Plaza del Zacate (Milam Park) with a rally featuring several speakers and performers, including poet Tammy Gomez, Houston hip-hop artist Kiawitl Xochitl, Green Party vice-presidential candidate Rosa Clemente, and others.
Written by Susan Finch on Sep 11 2010 - 9:39am
A federal appeals court panel rejected claims by two San Antonio organizations who said the city's 2008 parade permit ordinance violates their free speech rights by charging them fees that other groups don't have to pay.In their 39-page decision, three 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges ruled Sept. 8 that the parade permit ordinance is constituional as written. Their conclusion dealt a setback to the San Antonio Free Speech Coalition and International Women's Day March Planning Committee, which sued to stop enforcement of the parade law.
Written by Heather DiMasi on Mar 29 2010 - 5:02pm
Flyers promoting San Antonio's 20th International Women's Day March simply said, "SA Women will March."And march they did. By the thousands.According to the vision statement of International Women's Day 2010, "women and girls all over the world are the voices of conscience, the roots of change and the leaders of social and global movements . . . we march in solidarity with women and social justice movements around the world."
Written by Heather DiMasi on Feb 18 2010 - 3:47pm
Come join us at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, 922 San Pedro Ave., to help prepare for the International Women's Day march! We will be making banners, posters and screen printing T-shirts (please bring a couple dollars for art materials and your own shirt). Also, we still need women "peacekeepers" for the march. Training will take place the same day from 10 a.m. to noon at the Esperanza. We look forward to seeing you there! For more information, visit www.esperanzacenter.org/