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January 2019

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Vigil & Blessing

January 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Eastside Boys and Girls Club, 3503 Martin Luther. King Drive
San Antonio, TX 78220 United States
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“Commit yourself the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in.” MLK,Jr. Welcome/Introductions: Patricia S. Castillo, P.E.A.C.E. Initiative and Catherine Cuasay, ACTS Ministry Reflection in Action: Participants will learn about ancient symbols of an individual’s passport to freedom and reflect on how we can promote personal, national and global equality. Through song and a simple ceremony of unburdening, those gathered will unify…

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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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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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Compassion Action SA Labs

January 29 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Little Carver Civic Center, 226 N. Hackberry
San Antonio, TX 78202 United States
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On January 29th join the City of San Antonio Faith-Based Initiative for the 2nd of the 4-part casaLAB series based on compassion-in-action! Did YOU attend or miss casaLAB I (Oct. 2018) to become more compassionate toward self, towards others and within the systems of our mutual lives and work in Our City? Hit or miss you'll definitely want to be at the Little Carver on January 29th for casaLAB II! Ben O'Dell, Faith Liaison with the Department of Health & Human Services…

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Gun Violence: What Can Be Done? with LWV

January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Central Library, 600 Soledad St,
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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The White Rose: Courageous Youth against the Nazi Regime

January 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cody Branch Library, 11441 Vance Jackson Rd,
San Antonio, TX 78230 United States
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Ellen Ollervidez, Director of the Holocaust Memorial Museum of SA, will examine the student-led, non-violent, intellectual resistance group, The White Rose.

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February 2019

Rise Against Hunger

February 3 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Temple Beth-El, 211 Bellknap Place
San Antonio, TX United States
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On Sunday, February 3rd, at 12:30 pm, volunteers of all ages will have the opportunity to prepare and package over 10,000 meals for developing nations with Rise Against Hunger, a national organization dedicated to fighting hunger on a global scale. Together, Rise Against Hunger and Temple Beth-El are hosting this event, which will allow our community to participate in this unique, interactive, and fun service opportunity. To ensure a large amount of meals to put together, we will need to…

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