San Antonio advocate explains Amanda Gorman’s importance, how we can support others like her
SAN ANTONIO – She astonished people across the world during the presidential inauguration, with her brilliant rhetoric and inspirational spoken word. DreamVoice is the organization that puts on DreamWeek in San Antonio and is dedicated to advancing the voice of tolerance, equality and diversity. Shokare Nakpodia, known as 'Sho,' Founder of DreamVoice, an organization that puts on DreamWeek in San Antonio spoke about Amanda Gorman. “We also might have Amanda’s on the south side of San Antonio and on the East side of San Antonio. For example, San Antonio has its own poet laureate, Andre “Vocab” Sanderson, who performed at several events at DreamWeek.
Tour through local cemetery highlights trailblazing African Americans in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – Everyone has a story. However, Deborah Omowale Jarmon, the Executive Director of the San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum, says the trailblazing stories of people of color -- have been historically harder to find. It’s why SAAACAM is hosting a tour in Eastview Cemetery on Saturday of local African American historical icons and the impact they made in the community. “They can expect a safe, socially-distanced tour,” Jarmon said. She was one of the founders of Delta Sigma Theta sorority, establishing the local chapter in San Antonio.
In DreamWeek event, homeless youth help people recognize bias
In DreamWeek event, homeless youth help people recognize biasPublished: January 16, 2020, 9:22 amDreamWeek 2020 features a spoken word event with the experiences of homeless LGBTQ youth in San Antonio. "When You See Us" will take place Thursday evening at Esperanza Peace and Justice Center.