For decades, low pay and workplace abuse have persisted in San Antonio despite workers’ efforts to dignify their labor conditions and fight for their rights. Join this panel where local workers and organizers will discuss how they have resisted these oppressive conditions and how the public can become involved in the city’s labor movement. Click here for more information.
Written by Sofia Briones on Apr 13 2022 - 7:39pm
Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Jan 14 2021 - 1:46pm
Attendees will be able to attend panel discussions on a variety of topics including childcare, economic empowerment, gender equity, and more. Learn More about the conference and the panel here
Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Jan 14 2021 - 1:38pm
Poetry is one of humanity’s oldest forms of expression and can be used to create deep connections between poets and the worlds they inhabit. Teachers and other community members also use poetry to connect people who feel displaced. A unique project in San Antonio is using poetry to celebrate World Refugee Day and to create myriad connections for displaced people. Refugees flee from their home countries to preserve their lives and seeking liberty and hoping to find happiness through peace.
Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Jul 15 2020 - 1:06pm
In our ongoing virtual Street Talk series, District 1 hosts various community panelists to discuss issues important to our communities. We begin a three-part series to delve into what the Black Lives Matter movement means in San Antonio and how the community and District 1 can work together. Our first event is themed BLACK. We will focus on discussing the systemic racism Black people face in this city and what can be done for a more equitable tomorrow.
Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Jun 19 2020 - 12:48pm
A virtual panel discussion hosted by Esperanza Peace & Justice Center about the incredible documentary 13th and the intersection between racism, criminal justice, and connecting the dots to the issues we are seeing today. If you haven’t seen the documentary, you can watch it for free at this link:
Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Jun 17 2020 - 4:54pm
In collaboration with African American Studies and Multicultural Student Center for Equity and Justice, UTSA will be hosting a panel discussion and will be joined by well-known poet Christopher Michael Brown. Watch Here: https://utsa.campuslabs.com/engage/event/5899656
Written by J.T. on Dec 10 2015 - 4:00pm
The New York Times listed Jan Jarboe Russell's book, "Train to Crystal City," as one of the Top Books of 2015 (read more here).