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Found in the Rivard Report, 24 June, 2020
Judson Trustees Commit to Supporting Black Students
“We wanted our students, teachers of color, our community of color to know that this board recognizes the urgency for change…we need to have an honest and courageous conversation.”

Found in the Express-News, 27 June, 2020
In a time of change, YWCA San Antonio takes on challenge to reverse misconceptions about the poor
A $100K grant will underwrite a series of videos produced by San Antonio women who know poverty first-hand.

Found in the Express-News, June 27, 2020
East Side town hall takes on criminal justice reform and preventing police brutality
“Let’s have a real conversation about something we can apply today that will help us tomorrow. It’s not, “I Have a Dream,” but I have a goal, and that is to make it a better place.”

Found in the Current, 26 June, 2020
San Antonio Landlords Now Obligated to Inform Tenants of Rights
“We are encouraged by the legislation to establish clearer lines of communication that advances dialogue and aims at working with tenants to avoid evictions.”

Found in the Current, 26 June, 2020
Bird Bakery Owner and Fashion Designer Team Up to Raise $7,100 for San Antonio Food Bank
“My mama told me there are 2 types of people,” Collins said in an Instagram post. “Those with generosity of spirit and those without.”

Found in the Current, 26 June, 2020
San Antonio Brewery’s Racial Justice Initiative Now Has Over 900 Participating Beer Makers

Heard on Texas Public Radio, 26 June, 2020
‘Does My Story Matter? Yes, It Does’: Black Women Rally Against Abuse And Injustice
“Today was very important to me because when you hear about the horrors of police brutality against Black and brown Americans, it is generally focused on men. Women get lost in the media.”

Found in the Express-News, 2 July, 2020
Protest group expands mission, feeds homeless downtown
Young Ambitious Activists handed out pizza, vegetables and hygiene kits in a city parking lot in the 300 block of Austin Street.

Found in the Express-News, 2 July, 2020
Meals on Wheels San Antonio ‘in peril,’ calls for volunteers to help during coronavirus pandemic
Since mid-March, Meals on Wheels has gained more than 1,000 new clients, for a total of about 4,550. “Helping others makes us happier.”

Found in the Rivard Report, 2 July, 2020
Chow Train Ends Its Latest Run With 100,000 Meals Prepared for Vulnerable San Antonians
Since March, Cheever, husband Dennis Quinn, and professional chefs they hired have been cooking in the downtown restaurant kitchen of Range on East Houston Street. The team has prepared more than 105,000 meals for the Catholic Worker House and Meals on Wheels,

Seen on Texas Public Radio, 1 July, 2020
San Antonio Workers Remove Statue of Christopher Columbus From Downtown Park
Shifting social perspectives, especially over the past month, demonstrated that what some people value as part of their history, others find hurtful.


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