El Agua es del Pueblo: 2019 Leon Creek Townhall

As many of our members and organizers live in or families still live in the south and westside impacted by environmental racism and pollution, we have seen significant wins like the organizing to shut down Kelly Air Force Base and to bring attention to the contamination buried in the soil and leaked in Leon Creek. The neighborhood around Quintana Road to Rodriguez Park is still dealing with the effects of years of neglect and contamination both chemical and biological such as SAWS sewage leaks. SWU Community Organizer & Associate Director, Sandra Garcia shared her family's story with the pollution in the area which lead to many calls from community members sharing their own stories of illne

SWU Returns to Cuba

Southwest Workers Union joined 50 social justice activists from across the United States and Puerto Rico in Havana, Cuba from October 30 – November 2, 2019 for the It Takes Roots delegation to the Continental Convergence for Democracy and Against Neoliberalism. The Convergence included commissions on specific topics such as youth and indigenous sovereignty, as well as side discussions, where members of It Takes Roots were able to strategize with our International partners. The delegates build deeper relationships, affirmed the principles of solidarity and grassroots internationalism, and are continuing to fight for a systemic transformation against capitalism, patriarchy, colonialism and rac

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