Update: This listing incorrectly stated the address for the OPEN holiday markets was within La Villita. This article has been changed to reflect that the OPEN holiday market will be held along E. Houston Street. There is more than one alternative to shopping at big boxes, the mall, or online. Here is NOWCastSA’s list of the most unique and unusual local places to shop in San Antonio.
Written by southwest work… on Mar 13 2015 - 2:48pm
Mujeres Mercado is one year old! Our anniversary will be held Sunday, March 22 in the historic Eastside, where Mujeres Mercado was born, in a community we are proud to have opened our storefront & cultural center, The Vibrant Community. With such a diverse and beautiful history, the Eastside is an economy that we're excited to contribute to.
Written by southwest work… on Aug 22 2014 - 12:58pm
On Tuesday, Aug. 26 at the South San Community Center, Southwest Workers Union held a news conference celebrating the installation of "No Thru Truck" signs on Quintana Road and to push for continued shifts towards local, sustainable, community-led economies that support the wellness of Mother Earth.
Written by Clayton Price on Sep 13 2013 - 2:20pm
If you know anything about us here at NOWCastSA, then you know how much we love neighborhood stories. So when I heard about the opening for Eastside S.A.: The Future and Back, a community-based multimedia storytelling project, I wanted to talk to the people behind it.
Written by SWU laura on Jul 2 2013 - 2:11pm
Last week's Supreme Court decision to strike down key pieces of the Voting Rights Act will have serious and immediate impacts in Texas. As a membership-based organization working to empower the voices of low-income communities of color, workers, and youth, Southwest Workers Union (SWU) believes the decision does not reflect the current reality of discrimination against the rising minority electorate in Texas, and sets an alarming precedent for the dilution of civil rights.
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 Jan 23 2010 - 8:59pm
Southwest Workers Union kicked off its Roots of Change community garden, Jan. 23, at the groups' headquarters, 1416 E. Commerce St.Forty volunteers from St. Mary's University and Central Catholic High School came out to till the soil, pull weeds and sow seeds. Even a family who had learned of the event on Twitter stopped by to pitch in.The crew pulled weeds and used them to start a compost pile.Diana Lopez, Environmental Justice Organizer for the SWU, even repurposed the grubs, giving them to a volunteer to bring home to feed to their chickens.