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San Antonio LGBTQIA+ Community Statement for Black Lives

San Antonio LGBTQIA+ Community Statement for Black Lives

The following statement was issued on June 3, 2020 by members, leaders and organizations from San Antonio’s LGBTQIA community. It is the beginning of Pride Month. As a community, we must always stand for what is just. Therefore, the undersigned LGBTQIA+ community members and leaders have come together to stand as a community in solidarity

Esperanza Center’s Noche Azul Returns for a Second Live Stream Concert

After an internationally successful live-streamed launch in March, the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center’s monthly Noche Azul concert series is back for another virtual entry. This Saturday, April 18, Esperanza artist-in-residence Azul Barrientos will give an intimate café-style performance alongside percussionist Nina Rodriguez and cellist Emilio Alvarez, which will livestream on Facebook and YouTube for

Sign of the Times: Esperanza to Stream Monthly ‘Noche Azul’ Concert

In an effort to continue offering it’s monthly Noche Azul de Esperanza concert and staying within local coronavirus guidelines, the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center announced it will stream its March 21 event on Facebook. The promotional announcements for this month’s concert said it was being streamed “out of an abundance of caution and deep

Community Cancellations and Disruptions Continue Amid Coronavirus Worries

Community organizations and businesses are postponing, canceling events and making adjustments amid worries about the cornavirus outbreak. Recent emergency rules instituted this week will make it harder to proceed with any large group events. On Tuesday, March 16, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg issued a public health emergency declaration which prohibits mass gatherings of 50

‘Queer Voices’ Take the Stage for Special Performance at Esperanza Center

Twenty-five queer writers, poets and playwrights will gather at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center on Friday, March 6 for “AWP2020 Queer Voices: Nuestra Voz, Nuestro Cuerpo, Nuestro Tiempo—Our Voices, Our Bodies, Our Time.” AWP is an acronym for Association of Writers & Writing Programs. AWP’s mission is to foster “literary achievement, advance the art

Author Lydia Otero to Read From ‘In the Shadows of the Freeway: Growing Up Brown and Queer’ at Esperanza Center

Lydia R. Otero, an author and tenured professor in the Department of Mexican American Studies at the University of Arizona, will make an appearance at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center on February 29 as part of the Emma Tenayuca Speaker Series. The series kicks off with a reading from Otero’s latest book, “In the

Azul Barrientos to Premier New Album With Concert at Carver Center

San Antonio-based chanteuse Azul Barrientos will premier her new album, Nuestro Corazón!, at a concert on Sunday, September 16 at the Carver Center’s Jo Long Theater. Barrientos, who is from Mexico City, has been artist-in-residence at the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center since 2007 where her monthly Noche Azul concerts have showcased traditional Mexican music