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

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

Sitting Down with Unerasable Graciela Sanchez

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. I’m sitting at Sweet Yams Café on the city’s East Side with Graciela Sanchez, director of the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center. The sunlight cascades down the right side of her face through the adjacent window, giving her a resplendent glow. Sanchez, who has devoted her life to

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