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2021 Westside History Symposium: In Memory of the 1921 Flood

Saturday, November 20 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Please join the Westside Preservation Alliance, Esperanza Peace & Justice Center, & Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center on Saturday, November 20th, for the second annual Westside History Symposium.

The Westside History Symposium, highlights innovative work in community history, historic preservation, and social justice and this year will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1921 Flood.
The symposium includes keynote speaker Dr. Char Miller, author of “West Side Rising: How San Antonio’s 1921 Flood Devastated a City and Sparked a Latino Environmental Justice Movement,” as well as a full day of panel discussions, a book signing, and a circle of remembrance. Please see the preliminary schedule below.

IMPORTANT NOTE ON IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE
Seating will be capped at 100 to ensure social distancing at the Guadalupe Theater and advance registration to reserve a seat for this FREE event is required.

PLEASE REGISTER FOR IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE AT https://www.eventbrite.com/e/189067555147 OR BY CALLING 210-228-0201.

LIVESTREAMING will be provided for those who cannot attend the symposium in person.

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE:

7:30am • 1921 Flood Creek Side Remembrance – El Paso St. at Alazán Creek
8:30am • Check-in and refreshments at the Guadalupe Theater – 1301 Guadalupe St
9:00am • Welcome & Keynote – The History and Legacy of the 1921 Flood – Dr. Char Miller
10:00am • Panel – Community Organizing for Flood Abatement
11:10am • Panel – Restoration of the Alazán & Apache Creeks
12:00pm • Lunch & Book Signing
1:30pm • Artistic Interpretations
2:10pm • Remembering the Dead:
3:20pm • Tour of 1921 Flood Graves at San Fernando Cemetery #1 led by Sylvia Reyna – 1110 S. Colorado St
4:30pm • Circle of Remembrance and Closing Reception at Casa de Cuentos – 816 S. Colorado St.

THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT PARTNERS!
AARP San Antonio • City of San Antonio Office of Historic Preservation • Historic Westside Neighborhood Association • Mexican American Civil Rights Institute • Trinity University • Trinity University Press • UTSA
West Side Rising is the first book focused squarely on San Antonio’s enduring relationship to floods, which have had severe consequences for its communities of color in particular. Examining environmental, social, and political histories, Char Miller demonstrates that disasters can expose systems of racism, injustice, and erasure and, over time, can impel activists to dismantle these inequities. He draws clear lines between the environmental injustices embedded in San Antonio’s long history and the emergence of grassroots organizations that combated the devastating impact floods could have on the West Side.
Order the book now for 20% off using promo code “ESPERANZA” or “MACRI” at https://tupress.org/9781595349736/west-side-rising/

APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT!
If you enjoy programming like the Westside History Symposium, we encourage you to visit the websites of our event hosts to make a donation. Your support makes all the difference!

Details

Date:
Saturday, November 20
Time:
7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Organizer

Esperanza Peace and Justice Center
Phone:
(210)228-0201
Website:
www.esperanzacenter.org

Venue

Guadalupe Theater
1301 Guadalupe St.
San Antonio, TX 78207 United States
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Phone:
210.271.3151
Website:
http://www.guadalupeculturalarts.org/la-posada/