Did you miss the opening reception for Los Courts? Don't worry! The exhibit will remain on view at the Alazan Community Room (1011 S. Brazos St.) through Friday, October 26th. Exhibit Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm. This exhibit was created by the Westside Preservation Alliance and the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center. "Los Courts" documents the history of the Alazan-Apache Courts, San Antonio's oldest and largest public housing development.
Written by esperanzacenter on Sep 19 2018 - 3:37pm
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Aug 29 2018 - 7:50am
Leaders of the Westside Neighborhood Associations Coalition told the mayor, city council members and state representatives that they are being disrespected and treated like “guinea pigs” in the SA Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan process.
Written by esperanzacenter on Jul 5 2018 - 3:28pm
The Esperanza & the Corazones de Esperanza invite the community to our monthly 2nd Saturday Convivio to share stories and memories about living in San Antonio's Westside. This month we invite folks to share ideas for an exhibit about life at the Alazan-Apache Courts. Bring your photos to scan and memories to share! If you have any questions, call the Esperanza at 210.228.0201. ===
Written by esperanzacenter on Jul 2 2018 - 2:03pm
Join us for a special Sunday tardeada performance of our multimedia preview of "Still Here: Homenaje al Westside de San Antonio," a book/CD in progress featuring all new original music by Lourdes Pérez, based on oral histories of 12 Westside elders and performed by 20 Westside musicians. We will have a special dance performance by Leticia Sánchez-Retamozo and Álvaro Duarte, as well as live readings by some of the Westside elders whose historias of the 30's, 40's and 50's were given to Pérez to create the songs.
Written by Valerie Lambardia on Sep 28 2017 - 12:52am
SA Mural Ride will be joining forces for the first time with The San Anto Cultural Art Center and SA Tomorrow to bring you the first West Mural Ride. In the past, we have stayed on the east side and central downtown. After the Mural Ride, SA Tomorrow will host additional attractions for you to join. Here's what you need to know... 1. Bring a bike. Any bike. Your neighbor's bike. 2. Bring water. 3. Bring a helmet. 4. Bring a smile. 5. Bring a friend. Bring two friends.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Aug 17 2016 - 3:47pm
Westside Development Corporation brought community leaders together on July 26, 2016 to talk about the present and the future the Lower Fredericksburg Road Corridor. Leonard B. Rodriguez, President and CEO of Westside Development Corp, shared an economic analysis by St. Mary’s University professor and economist Steve Nivin, looking at the existing conditions and the potential for Fredericksburg Road, a key artery in San Antonio. (replay the video below to see the presentation)
Written by Amanda Evrard on Aug 17 2016 - 3:33pm
Catch Up and Get Ahead with the Edge for the week of August 15. This week: the City responds to criticism of the Brackenridge Park draft master plan by backing off and listening, Westside residents plan for the future the Lower Fredericksburg Road Corridor, City Council passes the SA Tomorrow plan, and the deadly results of unsafe ozone levels.
Written by Cbreit on Mar 3 2015 - 5:25pm
Join the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center and the Corazones de Esperanza at our monthly oral history gathering known as the “2nd Saturday Convivio." Each month elders and community members share memorable stories and photos of the history of the Westside of San Antonio. Topics range from traditional healing practices to the wide variety of theaters formerly located in the Westside.
Written by BethanyEast PR on May 2 2014 - 5:51am
Consul General Armando Ortiz-Rocha of the Mexican Consulate in San Antonio will join the Avenida Guadalupe Association in holding its annual Cinco de Mayo Commemoration on May 5 at the historic Plaza Guadalupe in the heart of San Antonio’s West Side. The Commemoration program will include brief comments from Mr. Ortiz-Rocha to guests including local students and dignitaries.
Written by esperanzacenter on Sep 20 2013 - 4:15pm
By the members of the Westside Preservation Alliance This article is collectively written by the members of the Westside Preservation Alliance, a volunteer organization that works to preserve the history, culture and historic structures of San Antonio’s primarily Mexican American West Side. The article provides a larger context for the Historic and Design Review Commission’s recent vote to allow demolition of the Univision building at 411 E. César E. Chévez Blvd.