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January 2020

DreamWeek2020 Opening Ceremony Breakfast with Keynote Speaker Paul Rusesabagina

January 10 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Briscoe Western Art Museum, Jack Guenther Pavilion, 210 W. Market
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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Join us for the Opening Breakfast Ceremony as we celebrate the commencement of DreamWeek 2020, a 16-day summit of 200+ events in and around downtown San Antonio. This year’s theme is A Collective Vision. The ceremony will feature opening remarks from Mayor Ron Nirenberg, a presentation by keynote speaker, Paul Rusesabagina and a short presentation from DreamWeek Founder Shokare Nakpodia. Paul Rusesabagina is a Rwandan humanitarian who, while working as a house manager at the Hôtel des Mille Collines in Kigali, hid and protected 1,268 Hutu and Tutsi refugees from…

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Understanding Specialty Courts

January 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Barbara Jordan Community Center, 2803 East Commerce St. Suite 7
San Antonio, TX 78203 United States
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Religion and Violence: It’s Complicated

January 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
SoL Center at University Presbyterian Church, 300 Bushnell
San Antonio, TX 78212 United States
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Join us for a discussion of the complexities involved when discussing and living the relationship between religion/faith and violence. We will explore, among other topics, the types of violence targeted at religious groups and the types of violence committed in the names of religious groups. Roger C. Barnes, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at University of the Incarnate Word. Sajida Jalalzai, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Religion Department at Trinity University. Simran Jeet…

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Human Trafficking Town Hall Meeting

January 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
San Antonio Mennonite Church, 1443 S. St. Mary's
San Antonio, TX 78210 United States
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Learn the statistics about Human Trafficking and how not to be one. See how you can make a difference in your immediate environment!

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Vigil for Interfaith Justice

January 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Main Plaza San Antonio, TX United States + Google Map

Join the the San Antonio chapter of The Poor People’s Campaign for an evening vigil and interfaith service for racial justice. A vigil and prayer service for racial justice would benefit those in attendance by being part of the process to validate the pain of the ever widening rupture in this society surrounding this issue. There are powerful effects of having groups of many faiths coming together to mourn and pray. The Poor People’s Campaign is calling for a moral…

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MLK: His Legacy of Resistance

January 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Travis Park Church, 230 E Travis Street
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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From jail in Birmingham, Alabama, Martin Luther King, Jr., wrote “One may well ask: ‘How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?’ The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust…One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” It was King’s persistence in civil disobedience of unjust laws that finally began to break through long-standing…

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DreamWeek Pub Theology w/ Cary Clack, Tommy Calvert, Sr & Guests

January 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Friendly Spot Ice House, 943 S. Alamo
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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Part 1 of 2 of Pub Theology's partnership with DreamWeek 2020! Pastor Gavin Rogers (Travis Park Church) and Cary Clack (Author and Columnist) will facilitate a conversation with leaders from our San Antonio community, including Tommy Calvert Sr. with Neighborhoods First Alliance, to talk about race, white supremacy, and Christian nationalism. How do we talk about race in a way that creates positive change and builds relationships with people from all walks of life? Pub Theology meets each week we…

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Restorative Justice and Marianist Faith Communities

January 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Holy Rosary Parish, 159 Camino Santa Maria
San Antonio, TX United States
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