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SA IWD organizes year round! Join us for meetings, events & outreach. 
Tod@s Welcome! We meet every Monday and the 3rd Saturday of every month.

UPCOMING MEETINGS: 
Saturday, Feb 15th, 2014
1:30pm @ Señor Veggie (620 S. Presa)

Monday, Feb 17th, 2014
6:30pm @ P.E.A.C.E. Initiative (1443 S. St. Mary's)

Phone: 210.262.0654 or 210.533.2729

Spread the Word!


download and print the
2014 SAIWD Flyer
8.5 x 11, prints 2up, double sided

IWD Planning Committee

The San Antonio International Woman’s Day March & Rally is organized by a coalition of fierce mujeres with the support of community & social justice organizations.

see p.4 for IWD Article
Fuerza Unida Feb/March 2013 Newsletter, see p5 for IWD article
February 2012, See page 12 for IWD article & info
March 2011February 2010

7:57AM

2014 SA IWD Rally Speakers and Performers!!

click here to download a pdf of the 2014 SAIWD March

Pre-March Rally @ former KWEX / Univision Bldg. 
(corner of S. St. Mary's & Cesar Chavez Blvd.) 

Blessing offered by Cristal Gonzalez of Grupo Mayahuel
Danza conchera Azteca tradicional

Sandra Meza is an immigrant to the U.S., a mother of three children, a sister, a daughter and a warrior survivor of domestic violence.  Sandra works fearlessly towards her dreams and insists on having hope. She belivees in angels here on earth.

Sandy Jones, a revolutionary communist, is a distributor of the newspaper, Revolution, the voice of the Revolutionary Communist Party.  From her first march, a 1971 International Woman's Day protest demanding the legalization of abortion, to last August's defense of the Jackson Women's Health Organiation, Sandy has been fighting for the emancipation of women as a crucial part of the revolutionary struggle to emancipate all humanity.

RALLY @ HemisFair Plaza

Kelli Maples was born in San Antonio, TX and became part of a local movement in 2013 to pass a Non-Discrimination Ordinance.  She is one of 3 co-chairs for CAUSA and the newly elected President of SAGA. Kelli is a strong believer in intersectionality, and has always been a strong supporter of women's rights. 

Adela Arellano is a single mother of two amazing young men.  She finds stillness in writing poetry.  Adela is a world music lover, who uses her lens of choice, her phone, to capture poetical candid shots. 

Bianca Sapet is a San Anto singer who merges her love of Mexican and Mexican-American folklore with social justice work.  Her repertoire includes boleros, rancheras, Afro-Cuban rhythms, Chicano Soul and ancient indigenous rhythms of Mexico.  

Rev. Erica Forbes is on a mission "To wake up and transform the world from fear, oppression and hatred to love, freedom and acceptance.  A lesbian, interfaith minister, national speaker and mother, she is the founder of S.A.'s, The Awakening Spiritual Community, an interfaith, all accepting, community.

Amelia Long is a development director at NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, a statewide organization using advocacy and organizing to ensure every Texan has the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices. 

Lucy Felix is the Field Coordinator of the RAL (Latina Advocacy Network of Texas) for NLIRH.  Lucy, a resident of Brownsville, TX, is trained as a promotora and social worker.  She is nationally recognized as a leading advocate for affordable and accessible reproductive healthcare for the Latino/a community.

Valerie Fernandez has been signing, according to her relatives, since she was a baby.  She studied voice under the direction of Dr. Robert Scott at Texas A&M-Kingsville and has enjoyed a freelance performance career since 1994.  She is the Minister of Music at the Awakening Spiritual Community and is a featured singer at the Center for Practical Spirituality.

Diana Najera is a mother of two.  Her husband was deported and she is fighting to bring him home through the Bring Them Home Project:  Round 3.

Carmen Tafolla is the first Poet Laureate of SA and a native of this city's Westside barrios.  The author of more than 20 books, her works emphasize self and community empowerment, the redefinition of terms and a validation of bicultural realitites. 

Alyson Diana Alonzo was born and raised in San Antonio.  She is a singer, songwriter, visual artist and lead singer of Sugar Skulls.  

Rally MCs

Patricia S. Castillo L.M.S.W. has 34 years of working to end violence against women and families.  She co-founded the P.E.A.C.E. Initiative, and the F.A.C.T. Program.  Using collaboration and community organization, she's an advocate, educator and technial assistance resource to civic, legal, medical, religious, activist, educational, human resourse and media groups and has done training throughout the world.

Andrea Figueroa found her passion in community activism and human rights.  She is the Program Director for Girl Zone, (an empowerment program for girls) at the Martinez Street Women's Center.  She's also a visual artist, singer/songwriter, karaoke host, and Big Sister through BBBS.  Andrea loves life..a lot.

 

1:05PM

It's Here! Women Will March!  Tomorrow!

Excitment is mounting as women, children, men, families, doggies, community & student groups around the city prepare to take their energy and voices to the streets of San Antonio, together in celebration of International Woman's Day
tomorrow on March 8, 2014!

Join us as we march in solidarity with gente around the world!  It's time to come together, raise up each other and our voices about issues that are important to our communities, our homes, our work, our bodies, our history and our land!  
We must be fearless as we seek JUSTICE for ALL!  We will not be silent!

Nos tienen miedo porque no tenemos miedo.
They fear us because we have no fear! 

This slideshow includes photos from our march from the last few years!

 

11:15AM

Spread the Word!! Download/Print/Share the 2014 IWD Flyer!

can you help spread the word
about the 2014
S.A. International Woman's Day
March & Rally?


SPREAD THE WORD!!! Print your own flyers and pass them out to friends, family, coworkers, lovers AND post them at your neighborhood coffeeshop, panaderia, restaurant, bookstore, bar, library, laundromat, hallway, bathroom stall, music store etc etc etc! be creative!download a print pdf of the flyer
prints 8.5 x 11, 2up, 2 sided, black  

SAIWD2014-Flyer-2up.pdf 

4:13AM

2014 IWD March + Rally Theme!! 

Tod@s!! The 2014 IWD March & Rally theme is "Nos tienen miedo porque no tenemos miedo. They fear us because we have no fear."  Help us shape our statement! Tell us, what does resiliency mean to you? What does it look like? Post examples of women being resilient on our wall! + and + help spread the word about our Call for Entries for artwork to be used on T-Shirts, flyers and outreach material for the 24th Annual S.A. International Woman's Day March & Rally!  :::: Deadline for Submissions is Friday, January 10th, details TBA soon  :::: please share

 

3:56AM

Community Calendar is UP!

check out our new community calendar! 
www.sawomenwillmarch.org/community-calendar