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January 2019

MLK March

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
MLK Academy, 1801 Martin Luther King Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78203 United States
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On January 19, 1987 the Commission and the City of San Antonio held its first official Martin Luther King, Jr. March. Each year, a variety of educational, inspirational and celebratory events honor one of the nation's most revered civil rights leaders. The signature event, the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March, is scheduled for Monday, January 21, 2019. The march will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the MLK Academy located at 3501 MLK Drive and end at Pittman-Sullivan Park, 1101…

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Windows & Mirrors: A Documentary Film Screening

January 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Impact Guild, 708 W. Summit
San Antonio, TX 78212 United States
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Join us on for a film-screening and community dialogue featuring Windows & Mirrors — a YouTube Creators for Change project by Hallease Narvaez. Head-wraps, turbans, wigs, hats. Almost every place in the world has some sort of symbolism or historical attachment to headwear and you can learn a lot about a culture through it. In this video, Hallease explores the concept of headwear through a religious lens and speaks with a few individuals to talk about why they wear what…

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An International Crisis in our Backyard: Human Trafficking

January 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Brick at Blue Star, 108 Bluestar
San Antonio, TX 78204 United States
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$5 – $25

Did you know that I-35 and I-10, both which run right through the heart of San Antonio, are major human trafficking thoroughfares? This international issue hits closer to home for our community than some may know. Join the World Affairs Council of San Antonio during DreamWeek for our Young Professionals series as we hear from a panel of leaders who are fighting against human trafficking in our city and abroad. Participate in the conversation and learn about how you can…

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The Status and Role of News Media in a Polarizing World

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SoL Center at University Presbyterian Church, 300 Bushnell
San Antonio, TX 78212 United States
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REGISTER HERE At a time when reputable mainstream news outlets, such as The New York Times and CNN, are routinely condemned for reporting “fake” news, and when reporters are even physically threatened, how are local news reporters and editors navigating this political polarization? What is the media environment in San Antonio? Has disregard for the journalism profession reached San Antonio, impacting its reporters as well as readers, listeners, and viewers? How has this environment shaped the gathering of news and…

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Pub Theology “fireside chat” with Juany and Bekah

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Friendly Spot Ice House, 943 S. Alamo
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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Juany Torres and Bekah McNeel are ready to talk about anything and everything with you. Local and national topics are on the table, learn about Bekah's new gig with Christianity Today, or ask Juany that burning question you have about life at City Hall. Bring your concerns about education, health, civic engagement. A great way to introduce new friends to Pub Theology, this will be a great time to follow up on past topics, raise questions you've been wanting to…

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Performance: ¡No Es Justo! Emma Tenayuca’s Struggle for Justice

January 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
McNay Art Museum, Chiego Lecture Hall, 6000 North New Braunfels Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Adapted for the stage from the children’s book of the same title, this theatre production brings to life the story of Emma Tenayuca, an activist, labor leader, educator, and Chicana hero. This play honors Tenayuca and her leadership of the 1938 Southern Pecan Shelling Company workers’ strike. Carmen Tafolla, Sharyll Teneyuca, and Terry Ybanez wrote and illustrated the original children’s book. Event will be held in the Chiego Lecture Hall. Performance is suitable for all ages. Admission is free at…

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Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture: Ijeoma Oluo @TrinityU

January 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Laurie Auditorium, Trinity University, 1 Auditorium Circle
San Antonio, TX 78212 United States
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https://www.facebook.com/TrinityUniversity/photos/gm.908679886001942/10156818098867726/?type=3 Ijeoma Oluo is a Seattle-based writer, speaker, and Internet Yeller. She’s the author of the New York Times Best-Seller So You Want to Talk about Race, published in January by Seal Press. Named one of the The Root’s 100 Most Influential African Americans in 2017, one of the Most Influential People in Seattle by Seattle Magazine, one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Seattle by Seattle Met, and winner of the of the 2018 Feminist Humanist Award by…

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Seattle Peace Chorus

January 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Travis Park United Methodist Church, 230 E Travis Street
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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Free; Donations
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