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June 2020

Law and Order: Beyond Systemic Racism

June 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Free, but registration is required Power and domination achieved through violence and oppression riddled with racism is entrenched and glorified within US history. This ideology which put in place the structures of “order” makes it acceptable to use excessive force, punishment, and target black and brown people. This also explains vigilantism and why people applaud the use of violence as seen when demonstrators were beaten, tear gassed, run over, and arrested. With cries to ‘defund the police’ on one end…

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Why Are We Dying? Race, Ethnicity and Health Justice in the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free, but you need to register here This panel brings together three experts with decades of experience in health research. They will discuss the pandemic's impact on Black, Indigenous, and Latinx communities and invite you to join a conversation about how we can work toward health justice for all. Moderated by Rachel Pearson, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and of the Medical Humanities, UT Health San Antonio Panelists: • Amelie Ramirez, DrPH, Professor and Chair, Department of Population Health…

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July 2020

Reimagining Citizen Diplomacy: Sister Cities International 2020 Annual Conference.

July 8 - July 9

Sister Cities International is continuously striving to expand our member resources. Although this year has brought many challenges, we have enjoyed the opportunity to work with our membership to expand our virtual connections! Mayor Nirenberg is President of Sister Cities International. This year, we’re tackling the virtual world by introducing our very first Online Conference. As more sister cities programs explore new ways of connecting with their international partners, we thought it appropriate that this year’s conference theme be “Reimagining…

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Pub Theology Online w/ Sheriff Javier Salazar & Dr. Jerry Taylor

July 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Pub Theology Online w/ Sheriff Javier Salazar & Dr. Jerry Taylor "Creating Real Reform & Racial Equity in Law Enforcement and Our Community" How can people of faith be agents of real change? How can our community support policies that will be long lasting and create reform? About Sheriff Salazar: Sheriff Javier Salazar was sworn into office with Bexar County Sheriff's Office on January 1, 2017. Prior to being elected, Sheriff Salazar served with the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD)…

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Covered With Compassion Mask Drive

July 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
TriPoint Event Center, 3233 N. St. Mary's
San Antonio, TX 78212 United States
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Donation drives now weekly to help equip the most vulnerable in Our City. Children. Seniors. Homeless. Immigrants. Begins this coming Thursday, July 9, from 1-3 PM. Every Thursday. Same time: 1-3 PM Same place: TriPoint at 281 and N. St. Mary’s Face masks: Need to be new and washable for reuse Can be handmade or purchased Adult and children-sized both are needed

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Worth Repeating: Reckoning with Racism

July 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Texas Public Radio Facebook Live,

A Worth Repeating that explores racism in our city. San Antonians share their stories of self-realization about biases, latent racism or entitlement, experiencing racism personally, navigating the web of systemic, structural and institutional racism, addressing and confronting bias and racism in the real world and stories about activism and efforts to dismantle racism at every level. This Worth Repeating will be a virtual event on Facebook.

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Community Discussion: How To Be Anti-Racist

July 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

We voted, but we still got hella work to do before November. We're in a historic moment and it's our responsibility to better understand how to dismantle racism and advocate for antiracist policies. Join us Monday for a community conversation to learn more!

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August 2020

Redefining Normal: A Virtual Symposium for Educators

August 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

A symposium for educators navigating the new normal in the classroom FREE, but pre-registration is required We are faced with the profound reality that many teachers are experiencing challenges both personally and professionally due to COVID-19. The Educator Symposium is a virtual opportunity to acknowledge and practically equip teachers for the upcoming school year. Please join us to hear from mental care experts and educators in our community about the challenges and opportunities in the coming school year.

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