San Antonians gathered on March 12, 2022, at Travis Park for the 32nd SA International Women’s Day March. After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the SA Women’s March came back with vigor. This years march was followed by a Peace Vigil organized by the AAPI for Justice in San Antonio. Watch some footage from the event with the YouTube link above.
Written by Sofia Briones on Mar 15 2022 - 2:10pm
Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Jun 30 2020 - 3:33pm
San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood marched in plain clothes with #BlackLivesMatter protestors, along with his sons. "I'm marching because I've been witnessing the injustices of people of color all of my life, and I think it's important that people look through the lens of a minority, particularly a black man, who are living in fear of their lives," Hood explained to Texas Public Radio's Joey Palacios, who spotted Hood and interviewed him during a Facebook Live broadcast June 3, 2020.
Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Jun 18 2020 - 6:08pm
This year, there are many different ways you can join in on Juneteenth Celebration Day - an official City of San Antonio holiday - from online discussion, marches, rallies, or faith-based events. Here are some of the events that will be held in order of time. 11 a.m. Juneteenth March & Rally March from Pittman Sullivan Park down Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. to the Freedom Bridge Together. Remember water, comfortable clothes, signs, snacks, whatever you need!
From the first strike to global agribusiness negotiations, United Farm Workers President reflects on the union’s evolution
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Sep 4 2018 - 12:29pm
Arturo S. Rodríguez recalled what his parish priest at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church told him after joining the first farm workers’ melon strike in Rio Grande City and getting arrested back in 1966.
Written by Texas Tribune on Aug 13 2017 - 2:56pm
by Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune It’s supposed to be God, not government, that decides when a Catholic church that’s been welcoming parishioners since 1899 should burn its last candle.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Sep 5 2016 - 7:57pm
"Viva Cesar Chavez!" "Viva Dolores Huerta!" "The people united will never be divided!" Those were just some of the chants that could be heard in downtown San Antonio on Labor Day morning, Sept. 5, 2016. Hundreds of union members, labor activists and local leaders took to the streets to celebrate a defining moment in the labor movement from 50 years ago.
Written by SWU laura on Apr 18 2014 - 11:47am
As part of the annual May Day March, community leaders, workers, and advocates for economic justice and immigrant rights will come together to demand legislation that honors the dignity of all workers and their families. This year’s march will build upon the growing political support for the rights and wages that workers deserve, regardless of immigration status.
Written by Antonio Rodriguez on Mar 31 2012 - 4:25pm
The annual César E. Chávez March for Justice took a new route on March 31, ending at Alamo Plaza where participants heard speeches from rally organizers and enjoyed performances by dancers dressed in traditional native American attire.
Written by abnaz on Jan 16 2012 - 4:55pm
Marchers came from the North and West sides of San Antonio. Some stepped out their East Side doorsteps. Others hailed from Long Island, New York, and Baltimore. They all came to San Antonio’s Martin Luther King Drive to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the 25th annual official march, believed to be the largest such march in the nation.San Antonio Police officials declined to give a crowd estimate, but the parade of marchers stretched a mile long, with crowd organizers believing that it exceeded past years’ estimates of 100,000 people.
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.