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Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Mar 14 2018 - 6:40pm
Elected leaders and pro-immigrant groups came together on the steps of San Antonio City Hall on March 14, 2018 and vowed to keep fighting the anti-immigrant law, SB 4 one day after judges on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld most of the Texas law. (scroll down to watch complete video of the 30-minute event)
Written by Tatum Forbes on Oct 22 2017 - 2:56pm
The 2017 opening of the San Antonio Public Library’s 10,000-piece Latino Collection was the direct outcome of high school students’ impassioned pleas for research and study resources that better reflected the community. Watch the video interview or scroll down for the rest of the story
Written by Joseph Tucker on Aug 21 2017 - 5:21pm
By Joseph Tucker Increased raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement Border Patrol agents are frightening women away from the only reproductive health clinic in the Rio Grande Valley, according to a reproductive rights advocate.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jun 3 2017 - 6:23pm
by Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune The cities of San Antonio and Austin announced on Thursday they have joined the fight to stop the state's new immigration enforcement law, Senate Bill 4, in federal court.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Nov 30 2016 - 7:06pm
Replay the video: Nearly 200 people met on Nov. 29 for a wide-ranging community conversation about how San Antonio residents are moving forward together after a divisive 2016 election. The conversation was hosted by San Antonio District 8 City Councilman Ron Nirenberg at the Santikos Bijou Cinema Bistro and included diverse participants  from across the community. Panelists included:
Written by JamiAlise on Nov 23 2016 - 2:01pm
An open Q&A panel presented by State Representative Diego Bernal. Panelists include: Marisa Bono, MALDEF SW Regional Counsel Jonathan Ryan, RAICES Executive Director Marisol Perez, DMCA LLP Partner   Opening remarks from Congressman Joaquin Castro and Congressman Lloyd Doggett. Co-hosted by:
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Nov 23 2016 - 11:13am
UPDATED: Optimized with additional information, tools, links, transcribed quotes, links to specific spots in the video and outside links to helpful information. Replay video from the live webcast of What's Next for DREAMers, a panel discussion at the University of Texas at San Antonio Aula Canaria Lecture Hall on the downtown campus, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016. SCROLL down below video for links, tools and transcript.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Sep 12 2016 - 3:19pm
Hours after a federal judge ordered Texas officials to reissue voter materials with more positive language about the Voter ID requirements, the League of Women Voters of the San Antonio Area hosted a forum to discuss the requirements for voting and implications for the Nov. 8 General Election.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on May 19 2016 - 9:42pm
Replay video: Saint Mary's University School of Law professor Albert Kauffman and IDRA National Director of Policy David Hinojosa discussed the Texas Supreme Court ruling on the state's school finance s