By Jaden Edison, The Texas Tribune SAN ANTONIO — Dozens of people stood in a circle in Pearsall Park on Tuesday with their cell phone lights playing the role of candles. Some gave speeches on a microphone that didn’t always pick up all of their words — which at times were drowned out by rain and thunder. Others listened while trying to hold back tears.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jun 28 2022 - 11:10am
Written by Vivian Lopez on Jun 8 2022 - 11:14am
Southside San Antonio nonprofit Fuerza Unida invites the community to gather in solidarity with the families of the Robb Elementary School tragedy, which killed 19 students and 2 teachers on May 24th, 2022. Individuals will gather on June 9th at 7pm in front of Fuerza Unida’s location to provide support for each other and honor the lives of those that were lost in the shooting.
Written by Sofia Briones on Mar 7 2022 - 2:05pm
The Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders for Justice is a grassroots organization in San Antonio. The AAPI organization speaks up about injustice in San Antonio and educates the community on issues impacting AAPIs.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Aug 24 2017 - 9:48am
Trinity University students, faculty and local residents gathered for a Solidarity Vigil on Aug. 21, 2017 near Miller Fountain on the campus to show support for people affected by Charlottesville and other recent events. The gathering, organized by the Trinity University Humanities Collective, was also to show "ongoing commitment to the humanistic combination of scholarship with allyship and advocacy."
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jun 14 2016 - 7:00pm
This week on the Edge: A proposal to cut $1.3 million from San Antonio's Community Safety Net - services for domestic violence victims and the homeless; a San Antonio vigil for Orlando, a Conversation with the Texas Hunger Initiative and an anthology of videos about Kelly Allen, the trailblazing pastor of San Antonio's University Presbyterian Church. San Antonio FY 2017 Budget
Written by CarissaRosalie on Jun 14 2016 - 12:56pm
Inside the moment of one of America’s greatest tragedies, local, transgender comedian, Joan Riviera, had one piece of advice: “Don’t let fear overcome the day.” Just hours after the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, San Antonio community members, including civic leaders, LGBT leaders and their allies, organized a vigil in Crockett Park to mourn the 50 lives lost at an Orlando nightclub and stand in solidarity.
Written by B Kay Richter on Jun 13 2016 - 4:02pm
San Antonio residents and community leaders held a vigil June 12 for the victims killed at an Orlando night club that morning. Here are some images from the gathering: