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Esperanza Center Rings in Holidays with Mercado de Paz

Esperanza Center Rings in Holidays with Mercado de Paz

Shoppers looking for an alternative to crowded malls and shopping centers will find a unique selection of gifts at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center’s 28th International Peace Market or Mercado de Paz, held annually during Thanksgiving weekend. This year, the market opens on Friday, November 24 and continues through Sunday, November 26. For the

Save the Dates: End of Summer Brings Autumn Events

The end of summer marks the beginning of fundraising season for organizations in San Antonio’s LGBT community. While events are held year-round, the fall and winter are when many local nonprofits schedule fundraisers and signature events. The first weekend of autumn will feature the BEAT AIDS Annual Banquet marking its 30th anniversary on September 22

A New Adobe Studio for MujerArtes

The women of the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center’s MujerArtes clay cooperative have reason to celebrate with the opening of their new studio — a building made entirely compressed earth blocks, otherwise known as adobe. The new building, which opens on September 9, is located at 816 S. Colorado and will take it’s place alongside

Esperanza Exhibition Is a Call to Action

After the Supreme Court’s landmark case making gay marriage legal in 2015, it was easy to believe that gay people had finally achieved some semblance of equality. Yet, with the election of President Donald Trump one year later, it seems minority communities are more vulnerable than ever. Moved by the current political climate, the Esperanza

Local Exhibitions Celebrate Diversity, Emphasize Humanity

In the wake of Kathy Griffin’s recent photo scandal, involving the fake severed head of President Donald Trump, artists around the country continue to speak out against the anti-immigrant and non-inclusive policies of the president’s administration. While most can agree that Griffin’s staged photo of a beheading crosses the line of decency, it no doubt

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