Back to School Resource and Health Fair

Southwest Workers Union’s (SWU) is hosting the 8th annual Back to School & Health Fair that will include free services and resources for members and community. The valuable resources include school supplies, gently used clothes, health resources, free haircuts, and a safe environment to connect with family, friends, and community. This will be our 8th year organizing the event, and we want it to continue to offer this support to our members and community. Southwest Workers Union is currently taking community donations now through August 8th, 2019 at our Movement Gallery on 1412 E Commerce St Monday through Friday from 10-4pm. Our current wish list includes, but is not limited to: School Sup

Lack of Addressing Community Concerns Continues as the Hays St Bridge Land Swap Pushes Forward.

As we reach a new stage over the long running controversy with the highly disputed land sale deal the city had with Alamo Brewery owner Eugene Simor, and later apartment developer Mitch Meyers, we see the same continuation of broken promises, “sweet-heart” land deals, and continually ignored community efforts. A brief history of the past seven or eight years of this conflict will reveal a story full of betrayal, unethical behavior, and obvious corruption and favoritism. Almost a decade ago, the Hays St. bridge group raised community funds, pulled grants, and additional city funds to revive the historic Hays St. Bridge. In that time, land at 803 N. Cherry (now plated into two lots, 8

Organizing Beyond Election Day

The Civic Engagement program ran a 9 week Spring Campaign. The promotorxs made 22,356 outreach attempts and talked to 2,136 residents about the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, paid sick leave, and GOTV efforts! Each of the two campaigns culminated in something tangible for the community members they were serving. The fruits of their labor resulted in a D2 candidate forum which brought District 2 residents and candidates together to talk about social justice issues affecting the East Side. After their second campaign, the end result was an International Workers Day Resource Fair, which brought over 200 east side residents & SWU members to access to many health and healing services and act

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