DreamWeek Celebrates Seventh Anniversary With Over 200 Events

(Photo: DreamWeek Summit)

Now in its seventh year, the DreamWeek Summit, which this year takes place from January 11 to 26, is a series of events that focus on fostering “the free exchange of ideas on universal issues affecting the human race.” The ultimate goal of DreamWeek is to advance “the voices of tolerance, equality and diversity.”

Over 200 events are planned across the city. According to organizers, “The aim is to invite all to participate in an open forum where real-world issues are discussed in a well-balanced manner, with the understanding that the truest voices will always prevail.”

Events which may be of particular interest to the LGBT community are listed below.

January 12 – Students on Equality and Diversity
Students from across San Antonio will gather for an open discussion of a variety of social issues that affect equality and diversity in today’s society.
10 a.m. to 12 noon at Ann Frank Inspire Academy, 11216 Bandera Rd.

(Photo by Adam Bouska)

January 12 – NoH8 Campaign Photo Shoot
Fiesta Youth
A photographic silent protest. All proceeds benefit different nonprofit LGBTQ charities across the USA.
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Woodlawn Pointe Auditorium, 792 Donaldson Ave.

January 15 – Then and Now — How I Got Here!
Thrive Youth Center
Thrive Youth Center for homeless LGBT teens presents resident youth—their journeys and experiences of homelessness.
6 p.m. at Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, 922 San Pedro Ave.

Trans activist Ashley Smith with Gov. Greg Abbott. (Photo via Facebook)

January 16 – The Dreamhour Speaker Series
Dreamvoice, LLC
11:30 a.m. Ashley Smith: What Makes a Woman?
12:15 p.m. Joseph Jarmon Sr.: Racism in the Workplace
Radius Center, 106 Auditorium Circle

January 18 – Otro Mundo Es Posible
Esperanza Peace and Justice Center
Representatives from various community groups that deal with special interest issues will examine the last two years of the current presidential administration and its impact on a local and national level.
6:30 p.m. at Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, 922 San Pedro Ave.

January 19 – San Antonio Four Documentary
Las Palmas Branch Library
Anna Vasquez, one of the “San Antonio Four” wrongly convicted LGBT Latinas, will share her journey to freedom and exoneration with the help of the Innocence Project of Texas.
1 p.m. at Las Palmas Branch Library, 515 Castroville Rd.

January 19 – As One
Alamo City Opera
The musical tale of a transgender woman’s personal evolution is somehow right on time.
8 p.m. at Buena Vista Theatre UTSA, 501 César E Chávez Blvd.


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