1-in-5 of our SA neighbors live below the poverty line!
Our City is #1 among the major U.S. cities.
We can do better!
Compassion is key.
JOIN THE CONVERSATION
(we need to hear YOUR voice!)
Our conversation starters are:
* Christine Drennon with Trinity U | doctor-wise on SA geography and economic segregation
* Simon Salas with Good Samaritan Center | faith-based & award winning capacity catalyst in overcoming poverty
* Veronica Soto with City of SA | fair housing development and neighborhood improvement
* Linda Carmen with Metro Health | out the ground healthcare outreach into community
* Andrew Hill with St. Philip’s College | accessible education via strategy and compassionate community
Want to get a head start on the conversation?
Watch this 45-minute VIDEO.
Trinity University Urban Studies Director Christine Drennon, Ph.D., traces San Antonio’s legacy of racial and economic segregation using historic deed restrictions and government documents showing “redlining” of poor neighborhoods. In this presentation at the Winter Convening of the city’s Faith-Based Initiative on Feb. 21, 2018, Drennon also reveals how property wealthy school districts consolidated with each other and excluded poor areas such as Edgewood and San Antonio. Her presentation shows how San Antonio came to be the most economically segregated city in the U.S.