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September 2018

“Caring For Our Mothers – A Gathering of Faith, Family, and Medicine”

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UT Health Academic Learning & Teaching Center, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive Room # 3.304
San Antonio, TX 78229 United States
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The San Antonio Faith Based Initiative and The Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics invite you to "Caring For Our Mothers - A Gathering of Faith, Family, and Medicine" Can San Antonio protect mothers and children by preventing maternal and infant mortality? Join this important discussion on empowering faith-based organizations, nonprofits, educators, and health professionals in this important goal. FREE and open to the public 5:00pm Refreshments 6:00pm Keynote Speakers 7:30pm Panel Discussion and Group Dialogue 8:15pm Keynote Speaker 8:45pm…

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The Art of Activism: Artist Talk/Plática and Q&A with playwright Luis Valdez @PaloAlto

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Palo Alto College Legacy Room (Ozuna 101), 1400 W. Villaret
San Antonio, TX 78224 United States
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Oblate Spirituality & Social Justice Institute – César Chávez: Faith Seeking Justice

September 22 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Oblate School of Theology, Whitley Theological Center, 285 Oblate Drive
San Antonio, TX 78216 United States
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Free – $40

The Spirituality and Social Justice Institute at Oblate School of Theology invites you to a special symposium dedicated to César Chávez, exploring the deep connections between his faith and his pursuit of social justice. Keynote speakers will highlight his spirituality, family memories, and major influence on the development of Mexican American movements for social justice. Breakout workshops will discuss the interrelated themes of immigration, labor, ecumenical participation in the UFW movement, and non-violence. Presenters Paul F. Chavez, President, Cesar Chavez…

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Voices for Children’s Annual Congress on Children

September 28
Tri-Point, 3233 N. St. Mary's
San Antonio, TX 78212 United States
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$20

On Sept. 28, more than 300 of our community’s child advocates will gather at TriPoint for Voices for Children’s annual Congress on Children, now in its 20th year. Congress on Children is an opportunity to learn about the latest research and programs that address critical issues for our community’s children, a chance to network with other caring child advocates and to prioritize our efforts to ensure a bright tomorrow for all our children. Anyone interested in the well-being of our…

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Digital Inclusion Forum – Engaging the Tech Community

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
UTSA Downtown Campus La Villita Room, Durango Building, DB 1.116, 501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78207 United States
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Free

Free parking will be available in Lot D-3 under the IH-35 bridge. It is located at the corner of W. Cesar E. Chavez and S. Pecos – La Trinidad. Click on link to see maps: http://bit.ly/2LL6grk.  At 5 PM there will be a Pre-reception in the Riverwalk Room, Durango Building, DB 1.124. The digital divide is real. In San Antonio, nearly 1 in 6 households do not have a computer and nearly 1 in 4 do not have Internet access.…

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Immigrant Children, Detention Without End: panel and discussion

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
University of the Incarnate Word Student Engagement Center Ballroom, 4301 Broadway
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Family separation and now the proposed indefinite detention of children seeking asylum. How are these policies affecting the physical, mental and spiritual health of both the children being targeted and the health of our communities where these things are happening? What does it say about us as Americans, especially as citizens of South Texas? These critical issues demand we come together to better understand, process, and act. Join us for a panel discussion and interactive community event. Panelists include faith…

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100 Thousand Poets for Change Presents: Women Speak!

September 29 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
El Centro de Artes, 115 Plaza de las Armas
San Antonio, TX United States
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Free

***NOTE: Only women and nonbinary people will be allowed on the open mic stage. Men and others are welcomed to attend as a listening audience.*** This year, 100 Thousand Poets for Change San Antonio's organizer, Viktoria Valenzuela, is calling forward all strength of the women and nonbinary people of San Antonio, Texas. Please join this very special event because each year, since 2011, Valenzuela has gathered poets and guest speakers from every corner of the city (and as far away…

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Homeless By Choice: Book Launch & Forum @SAC

September 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
San Antonio College McAllister Auditorium, 1300 San Pedro
San Antonio, TX 78212 United States
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