On the eve of Election Day, November's episode of Hidden Histories delves into the archives of Ruben Munguia, exploring the role of print shops and print culture in electoral politics. From the early days of La Estrellita Printing Shop on Sunders Street, the Munguia family played an integral role in the emergence of political power on San Antonio's West and Southsides.
Written by urban15 on Oct 24 2019 - 4:33pm
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On the heels of the Global Climate Strike, October's episode of Hidden Histories tells the story of highly visible environmental struggles in South Texas around energy, water, and development through a novel lens—as early precursors of today's climate activism.
Written by Hannah Wolf on Jun 3 2019 - 10:13am
“Priesthood of the People: Cultural Legacies of Vatican II,” is the topic of URBAN-15’s “Hidden Histories," episode on June 3. Watch the episode here. Vatican II, the Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican, widened the Catholic Church’s insight on how it should approach the expanding modern world.
Written by urban15 on Dec 18 2018 - 9:13am
Formed in 1987, Carnaval de San Anto is URBAN-15’s original, award-winning, multi-generational community drum and dance ensemble. CDSA was the first group to bring the carnaval rhythms of samba, reggae, rumba, maracatu, and similar Afro-Brazilian and Caribbean rhythms to San Antonio. URBAN-15’s Carnaval de San Anto has toured all over Texas and Mexico, performed at three presidential inaugurations, and become a regular at some of San Antonio’s most iconic and memorable events, such as Luminaria, the Fiesta Flambeau Parade, the King William Fair, and Jazz’SAlive.
Written by urban15 on Aug 16 2018 - 12:10pm
In honor of Labor Day, September’s episode of Hidden Histories explores worker experience in San Antonio and throughout Texas—from the everyday to the extraordinary.
Written by urban15 on Jul 24 2018 - 2:35pm
View it live and in-studio at 2500 S. Presa or watch the livestream on any computer, phone, or tablet at urban15.org/live-stream
Written by urban15 on Jun 20 2018 - 4:26pm
Like many cities around the world, San Antonio is a city paradoxically founded on removals, erasures, and writings over, beginning with the displacement of Indigenous languages and lifeways to more contemporary histories of Urban Renewal and downtown redevelopment. Curated by Marisol Cortez, Ph.D. of Deceleration, “Hidden Houses” examines key moments in San Antonio’s history of removing homes and entire neighborhoods from view, as well as the resistance to these removals on the part of residents.
Written by urban15 on May 22 2018 - 2:19pm
On Monday, June 4th, URBAN-15’s Hidden Histories series returns with a focus on San Antonio’s sacred headwaters—in particular the stories, poems, songs, and other artistic expressions the springs have inspired for millennia among diverse peoples. Facilitated by Sister Martha Ann Kirk of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, and Isaac Cardenas, Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan elder, this discussion will explore the cultural and creative centrality of the springs to San Antonio and premiere video of URBAN-15’s performance at the Blue Hole for last year’s Global Water Dances.
Written by urban15 on Mar 21 2018 - 12:22pm
This Fiesta season, INCOGNITO will return to the Southside as the infamous high-energy dance party where you can “come as you are not.” This masquerade is an opportunity for music and mystery as guests don costumes and masks. Join us for live music from San Antonio’s hottest cumbia and reggae-rooted party bands—including Los de Esta Noche and Tallercito de Son--plus food and drinks for sale, vendors, and costume contest with prizes! Check back on urban15.org for updates to band and vendor lineup.
Written by urban15 on Mar 20 2018 - 12:18pm
In celebration of National Poetry Month, April’s episode of Hidden Histories will present Mega Corazón 2018 on April 2, 2018, URBAN-15’s annual spoken word marathon featuring San Antonio’s premiere performance poets. Celebrating a hybrid San Antonio poetic tradition that combines street, classical, and slam performance styles, Mega Corazón is frontal, improvisational, at times painful, and often choreographed for a highly visual impact.