(SAN ANTONIO, TX) Southwest Workers Union (SWU) is hosting a Blessing of the Tricentennial Mural on Tuesday May 1st from 6 pm to 9pm at 1416 E. Commerce. The mural is a partnership with San Anto Cultural Arts and American Indians in Texas at the Spanish Colonial Missions, and an official part of the City of San Antonio’s Tricentennial Events.
“The concept behind this piece is built around the indigenous peoples of San Antonio and the relationship they have had with the flora and fauna, the growing populace, technological advances, and the ever-changing landscape. It also acts as a welcoming visual to those entering the East Side on Commerce St.” - For photos and details on the mural visit www.sananto.org.
Southwest Workers Union is celebrating 30 years of empowerment and uplifting community voices affected by economic segregation, environmental contamination, and violations on workers’ rights, and is one of the oldest social justice centers in San Antonio. The 30th Anniversary Kick Off Reception will be located in the Movement Gallery, 1412 E. Commerce where we can see a historical timeline and hear from members and allies reminiscing on San Antonio.
Guest speakers include: Mario Salas - EastSide Historian & Mural Consultant, Mary Lou Mendoza - SWU member of 25 years & former Edgewood Board member, Rudy Herrera - lead muralist with San Anto. DJ Despeinada will be spinning records, food and drinks will be provided. The event is free and open to the public. For more information on interviews contact SWU at 210.299.2666 or email email@example.com.
San Anto Cultural Arts is a grassroots nonprofit founded in 1993 with the mission to foster human and community development through community-based arts. A focus on art through community engagement led to the creation of two community-based arts programs: The Community Mural & Public Art Program, and El Placazo Community Newspaper & Mentor Program. These dynamic programs engage residents and foster the talents of youth by educating them on the history and techniques of public art. San Anto's programs document and preserve the rich history and heritage of the Westside. | www.sananto.org.
The mission of the American Indians in Texas at the Spanish Colonial Missions is to work for the preservation and protection of the culture and traditions of the Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan Nation and other indigenous people of the Spanish colonial missions in south Texas and northern Mexico through: education, research, community outreach, economic development projects and legislative initiatives at the federal, state and local levels. | www. aitscm.org