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2021 Westside History Symposium: In Memory of the 1921 Flood
Saturday, November 20 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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.
LIVESTREAMING will be provided for those who cannot attend the symposium in person.
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.
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
Order the book now for 20% off using promo code “ESPERANZA” or “MACRI” at https://tupress.org/9781595349736/west-side-rising/
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