Minding the Gaps: A Conversation on Economic Segregation in SA

One in five San Antonians live below the poverty line, making the city the most economically segregated in the nation.

What does that mean for our community and what needs to happen to address the issue?

Replay video of an Oct. 29 community conversation about economic segregation. This video recording was made possible thanks to support from the San Antonio Department of Human Services.

Ann Helmke, Faith Liaison with the city's Faith-Based Initiative, guided a discussion at the Little Carver Civic Center with with local leaders who care about solutions:

  • Tommy Calvert at Bexar County | home-grown Commissioner working locally in SA with a big picture view
  • Linda Carmen at Metro Health | faith leader and on the ground healthcare outreach into community
  • Christine Drennon at Trinity U | doctor-wise on SA geography and economic segregation
  • Andrew Hill at St. Philip’s College | accessible education via strategy and compassionate community
  • Simon Salas at Good Samaritan Center | faith-based & award winning capacity catalyst in overcoming poverty
  • Veronica Soto at City of SA | fair housing development and neighborhood improvement