Southwest Voter Registration Education Project (SVREP) along with the William C. Velasquez Institute held a two-day “Latino Texas Strategy Session” at the Westside Education and Training Center. The strategy session was organized after an outcry from Latino voters concerned about incoming President Donald Trump’s proposed policies and offensive language towards Latinos during his presidential campaign.
Written by Daniel Serna on Jan 20 2017 - 1:41pm
Written by esperanzacenter on Sep 20 2013 - 11:19am
The UNIVISION Building, home of the first completely Spanish language television broadcast network in the United States, is set to be demolished at any given moment. The Westside Preservation Alliance, a volunteer organization working to preserve the history, culture and historic structures of San Antonio’s primarily Mexican American West Side opposes the demolition of the Univision Building.
Written by Sen. Leticia V… on Sep 13 2013 - 3:23pm
Did you know that 38 percent of Latinos in Texas are uninsured, compared to only 13.5 percent of non-Hispanic whites? And of the 6.1 million uninsured Texans, more than half (3.3 million) are Hispanic?
Written by kcscharnberg on May 20 2013 - 3:24pm
The University of Texas at San Antonio is No. 6 in the nation in the number of undergraduate and graduate degrees awarded to Hispanic students, according to the May 2013 edition of The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education. UTSA earned its No. 6 ranking for awarding degrees to 2,250 Hispanic undergraduate and graduate students out of 5,224 students total in 2010-2011, representing 43 percent of the graduating class.
Written by Amanda Evrard on Apr 15 2013 - 3:32pm
REPLAY VIDEO: Replay the webcast of The Affordable Care Act (ACA) conference on April 17, 2013, hosted by the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, in collaboration with Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. (MHM). Speakers at the event described changes to healthcare brought about by the ACA. The webcast and this archived video were made possible thanks to underwriting support from MHM.
Written by Deborah Charnes on Mar 24 2013 - 9:36pm
Every day, thousands of Texans’ lives are put in danger as a result of secondhand smoke exposure in the workplace. Texas Latinos, which constitute 41 percent of the state’s population and 35 percent of the labor force, often work in the food industry where only one third of workers are protected against secondhand smoking.
Written by San Antonio AI… on Oct 7 2011 - 12:20pm
Information from press release Latinos Unite! Let’s Stay Healthy In the United States, and specifically in San Antonio, Texas, the HIV/AIDS epidemic has adversely affected the Latino community. On Saturday, Oct. 15, a collaborative of 14 HIV/AIDS service organizations will be hosting the free National Latino AIDS Awareness Day Health Fair at Main Plaza (N. Main and E. Commerce St.) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Written by Vanessa Zevallos on Oct 5 2010 - 7:11pm
Writers, musicians, poets and fashion designers are among the many creative minds illuminating the West Side on Saturday for a “glorious” night that celebrates San Antonio’s talented Latino artists.Una Noche de la Gloria: Contemporary Art in the Cultural Zone will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 10 in the historic Avenida Guadalupe Cultural Arts District. It features dozens of free events that cater to any taste -- from Tejano music, to classical piano, to poetry readings, independent films and even runway fashion shows.
Written by Heather DiMasi on Aug 10 2010 - 12:01pm
Everyone has a story to tell.StoryCorps wants to hear yours.StoryCorps Historias will be in San Antonio to hear from area Hispanics on Aug. 15, 16 and 17, at the Las Palmas Branch Library, 515 Castroville Road. All it takes is you and a friend or family member to sit down and have a recorded conversation about any experiences or memories you wish to share and have preserved.
Written by Heather DiMasi on May 11 2010 - 11:23am
San Antonio Latino Voices for Animal Rights (SALVAR) will hold its kickoff rally from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 5 at Camargo Park, 5738 Castroville Road, on the South Side of San Antonio.According to event organizers:"SALVAR is holding this rally on the South Side to celebrate Latinos' willingness to tackle animal rights issues head-on. We invite area business leaders, community leaders, animal rights organizations, politicians and citizens of San Antonio to join us."