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Found in the Rivard Report, 3 June, 2020
A Healthy Recovery Demands a Healthy Community
Ana Sandoval: “COVID-19 has brought the world to its knees. While it has magnified our weaknesses, it has also given us an opportunity. An opportunity to reprioritize our values and invest in programs that will yield long-term public health benefits and ensure that everyone, regardless of race or location, has the same chance to thrive and succeed.”

Found on the SA2020 web site, 2 June, 2020
To Reach San Antonio’s Community Vision, We Must Be Explicit About Race
“The inability to responsibly talk, write, collect, or analyze racial data is not the sole problem of one City department, one journalist, or even one media outlet. It is part of a larger, more pervasive, historical, and harmful narrative that race does not matter, and any life outcomes, disparate by race, have to do with the individual behaviors of people of color. When we fail to effectively talk about race in the context of systems, this dominant narrative goes unchallenged.”

Seen on KENS 5, 3 June, 2020
‘They’re just doors’: Travis Park Church won’t press charges against alleged riot vandal
“We consider ourselves and consider our calling to work with people who are at the margins. I would say that young people right now particularly young people of color are feeling they’re pretty marginalized.”

Seen on KSAT 12, 3 June, 2020
St. Mary’s University School of Law launches hotline to help those experiencing housing issues amid pandemic
People who need assistance are asked to call the hotline at 210-570-6135 and leave a message with their name, phone number and a brief description of their legal problem.

Found in the Express-News, 4 June, 2020
City will attempt to bridge San Antonio’s digital divide
A little more than $27 million in the stimulus package will bridge San Antonio’s digital divide, a long-festering problem that has made unequal educational opportunities even more unequal.

Seen on KSAT 12, 5 June, 2020
San Antonio pediatrician appointed to racial inequality fellowship
‘I do believe that out of this disruption, we can build a more equal society.’

Seen on KSAT 12, 8 June, 2020
Spurs great Sean Elliott shares emotional story of being called N-word while golfing with Bruce Bowen in San Antonio
Elliott’s account is one video in a series of social media videos titled “Spurs Voices,” which highlight racial discrimination and inequality.

Seen on KSAT 12, 6 June, 2020
How San Antonio protested during civil rights movement
“This is the time where you’ve ever wondered, ‘why am I here?’ This is why you’re here now. Go out there. Get involved. Do something.”

Found in the Express-News, 6 June, 2020
Issues of race hang heavy on Spurs’ Gregg Popovich
“This is an effort to make the country live up to the values and expectations that were espoused in the beginning, some of which were lies for a great number of our citizens.”

Found in the Rivard Report, 8 June, 2020
San Antonio’s ‘Share the Streets’ Initiative Launches Pilot on Cincinnati Avenue
The 30-day pilot will tell ActivateSA and the City how the public receives the closed street, what works and doesn’t work, and “whether we should do more and continue this or look for longer-term improvements to the streets.”

Found in the Rivard Report, 8 June, 2020
Truancy Officers Hunting for Homeless Students Bring Carrots, Not Sticks
While the truancy officers weren’t ticking off names on an attendance roll, they were looking to reach students who might need food or other resources, factors they say contribute to kids showing up for lessons.

Found in the Rivard Report, 7 June, 2020
‘I Could Have Been George Floyd’: Black Professionals Share Stories of Racial Profiling
“It’s devastating. This is the type of thing that happens to your everyday, average black American. It has nothing to do with poor or rich, educated or not educated, light skin or dark skin. It’s being black in America.”

Found in the Rivard Report, 7 June, 2020
Events Across San Antonio Remember Black Lives Lost in Police Killings
At the medical center, more than 300 nursing and medical students and staff with UT Health San Antonio and the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine joined colleagues across the country in holding a moment of silent reflection for Floyd and commitment to improving the health and safety of people of color.

Found in the Express-News, 9 June, 2020
In San Antonio and everywhere, ‘All Lives Matter’ has been an empty retort to ‘Black Lives Matter,’ because all lives matter has never been true
“All Lives Matter” is a lie. It feigns that all lives have always mattered and attempts to wipe U.S. history clean.

Seen on WOAI 4, 9 June, 2020
CEO of H-E-B, Charles Butt donates $500K to United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County
The donation will directly support families known to be have suffered directly as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

Found in San Antonio Magazine, 3 June, 2020
Puzzle for a Cause
Art Puzzle Project celebrates local artists while providing puzzles to seniors through Meals on Wheels.

Seen on KSAT 12, 9 June, 2020
Meet the activist working with San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg to help stop racial injustices
“I believe that this is part of what society is, not only the leaders, but also the community working together to make the society better for everybody.”

Found in the Express-News, 10 June, 2020
Spurs chief urges individual action against racism at San Antonio Food Bank’s ‘Day of Service’
“‘Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can,’” Buford said, quoting late tennis great and humanitarian Arthur Ashe.

Seen on KENS 5, 10 June, 2020
San Antonio opens cooling centers to cope with hot temperatures
Ten Department of Human Services operated Comprehensive Senior Centers will open between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Select libraries will also open between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and allow free Wi-Fi if you bring your own devices.

Seen on KSAT 12, June 9, 2020
Woman encourages people to register to vote during protests
“It is more important now than ever because if we want to see real, actionable change we have to start with the people locally who are making decisions for our everyday life.”

Seen on WOAI 4, June 9, 2020
Mission Foods to donate more than 37,000 servings of food to SA Food Bank
Along with the Mexican Consulate, they donated the equivalent of more than 37,970 servings food, including corn and flour tortillas and spinach herb wraps.


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