As part of Women’s History Month, the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center has lined up events throughout this month to honor, celebrate and acknowledge the contribution of women in our community. Below is a summary of the events that we have lined up:
Mujeres en la Lucha (Women in the Struggle) – MujerArtes Sale
The MujerArtes Cooperative de Esperanza will host, “Mujeres en la Lucha,” sale starting March 15 through March 31. This sale celebrates women who have helped improve our world by paving the way. This sale acknowledges their efforts, honor, bravery and intelligence as they continue to inspire us and the next generation to continue to fight for a just society. You can shop online at www.facebook.com/MujerArtes
WHAT: Mujeres en la Lucha – MujerArtes Sale
WHO: Presenters: MujerArtes Cooperative de Esperanza
WHEN: Monday, March 15, 2021 at 9:00 am
WHERE: schedule an appointment to visit the MujerArtes studio at 816 S. Colorado St Call (903) 600-1066 to schedule an appointment to shop and to pick up items purchased online.
5th Annual Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase
Esperanza Peace and Justice Center and Latino Collection and Resource Center at the Central Library on Friday, March 19th at 7pm CT via Facebook, YouTube, & Twitter for the 5th Annual Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase and Q&A with several filmmakers, Xochitl Rodriguez, Jackie Barragan, and Morningstar Angeline. The 5th Annual Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase features seven selections by filmmakers Morningstar Angeline, Ebony Bailey, Jackie Barragan, Karolina Esqueda, Celina Galacia, Xochitl Rodriguez, and Amada Torruella.
WHAT: 5th Annual Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase, followed by a community discussion moderated by the Latino Collection and Resource Center
WHO: Presenters: Esperanza Peace and Justice Center & Latino Collection and Resource Center
WHEN: Friday, March 19, 2021 at 7:00 PM
Latinas and the Politics of Urban Spaces Virtual Plática
Join us on Saturday, March 20th, 2021 at 1PM CT via Facebook, YouTube, & Twitter for a virtual plática around the book, “Latinas and the Politics of Urban Spaces: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in Politics and Policy,” edited by Sharon A. Navarro and Lilliana Patricia Saldaña! This book illuminates the ways in which Chicanas, Puerto Rican women, and other Latinas organize and lead social movements, either on the ground or digitally, in major cities of the continental United States and Puerto Rico. It shows how they challenge racism, sexism, homophobia, and anti-immigrant policies through their political praxis and spiritual activism. Drawing from a range of disciplines and perspectives, academic and activist authors offer unique insights into environmental justice, peace and conflict resolution, women’s rights, LGBTQ coalition-building, and more―all through a distinctive Latina lens. Designed for use in a wide range of college courses, this book is also aimed at practitioners, community organizers, and grassroots leaders.
WHAT: Latinas and the Politics of Urban Spaces Virtual Plática
WHO: Presenters: Esperanza Peace and Justice Center
WHEN: Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 1:00 PM
WHERE: Facebook and YouTube
Noche Azul Concert:
The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center will host our monthly live-streamed Noche Azul Sabor series with Azul Barrientos, available on Facebook and YouTube! This month’s concert is dedicated to Boleros
WHAT: Noche Azul Concert: Boleros
WHO: Esperanza Peace and Justice Center
March 27, 2021 at 8:00 PM
March 28, 2021 at 3pm
WHERE: Facebook and YouTube
About Esperanza Peace and Justice Center
Esperanza was founded in 1987 by a group made up of mostly Chicana activists seeking to bring together diverse movements for peace and justice in San Antonio and around the world. In the early years, the Esperanza was engaged in caravans to Central America, demonstrations against the KKK, mural projects that engaged children as artists, and the first art exhibit in Texas to focus on the Queer community and the AIDS crisis. Esperanza continues to be a politically progressive, outspoken, and unwavering force for justice in San Antonio and beyond.