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SAVING OUR STORIES IN SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

For the first time in history, more than half of all the students attending public schools in the 15 Southern states (Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland, West Virginia) are children of color -- predominantly African American, Hispanic and Native American.

The Texas State Board of Education has denied our stories in the public schools for the next ten years. Our children are growing up without knowing who their heroes and heroines are. It is up to the artists to tell the story.

If you live in San Antonio and south, get 5 people to vote on November 2nd!
Because the Stories can save us

This is for Emma Tenayuca. Willie Velasquez. Lydia Mendoza. Americo Paredes. Gloria Anzaldua. And hundreds, thousands more, heroes and heroines whose stories
must be shared with the children.


Fundraiser: Wednesday, October 27th
Gallista Gallery Courtyard
1916 S. Flores Street, San Antonio, Tejastzlan
8:00 - 10:00 pm
With Readings, Watos, and Laberintos by Selected Artists
Organized by Artistas for Michael Soto
David Zamora Casas and Barbara Renaud Gonzalez, hosts with the mostest
$5.00 Contribution and mas if you can


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‘Stoy ganando!
Willie Velásquez loved the rain.
It made the bluejays sing with gusto, like the fire and honey of his mother’s Spanish words. The rain made the frogs jump for gold medals, and the weeping willow tree in front of his house cried happy tears with so much green.

But the rain also made Willie sad.

---from The boy made of lightning/Willie Velasquez, American Hero, to be published 2011
Written by Barbara Renaud Gonzalez, illustrated by a San Antonio artist TBA

Comments

raquel said…
Great to see los chones del barrio back. ya me hacian falta.

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