Noche de Recuerdos: La Mala Hierba Nunca Muere

Communities and families came together for the 3rd Annual Noche de Recuerdos: La Mala Hierba Nunca Muere. For this year’s theme, American Indians in Texas at the Spanish Colonial Missions and Southwest Workers Union wanted to touch on our resilience and tenacity, “despite 300 years of missionization and colonization, the will to rise from the wisdom of our ancestors remains strong, just like medicinal plants who keep coming back.” There was a resurgence of community and storytelling with historical healing. From the beautiful work showcased, the poets pouring their hearts out, to the vendors selling unique jewelry, dolls, and more, the gallery was a tapestry of artistic and artisan design. T

Youth Leadership Organization Summer 2018

SWUs' 2018 Youth Leadership Organization started their internship on June 12th. We had a total of 20 energized youth from all over San Antonio. Some belonged to charter others to public school. The first days where the hardest, trying to break the ice and feel comfortable with each other. We did a lot of energizers and games to know each other. Many of them would use their lunchtime to play soccer. Youth developed a ton of different types of critical thinking. From popular education, privilege, systems of oppression, mental health, youth organizing, and facilitation. The youth went into three low-income grocery stores in San Antonio. They observed prices, quality of products and bought gro

Beautiful Solar Shields Made From Ugly "We Buy Houses" Signs

Over here on the Eastside, just like the South and Westside, we are experiencing a influx in predatory house market dealing. One of the by-products of this is a extensive amount of these "We Buy Houses" Signs illegally posted to poles and at intersections around in the neighborhood. Its perfectly legal for residents to remove these ugly signs but then we end up with a pile of these signs lying around. Our first project was lead by Marisol Cortez, Greg Harmon and Raul Gomez and I where we made a political statement by building a walk-in 8 ft tall house made out of house flipper signs. But as in Permaculture, we must think, what do we we have a influx of materials in our environment? how

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