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Tod@s Welcome!

Monday March 2, 2015

6:30 pm

Location: TBA

Phone: 210.262.0654 or 210.533.2729

Spread the Word!

download and print the SAIWD 2015 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




2014 Rally Speakers & 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.



2014 ---------------------


2013 March Route & Bus Info

click to read full article
START: Dignowity Park @ Hays & N. Hackberry (click here for google map)

END: Plaza del Zacate / Milam Park @ W. Commerce & Santa Rosa (click here for google map)

Route: Approx 2.27 miles

want to park downtown and take bus to start of march, or need a ride back to your car?

To Get from END | Plaza del Zacate (Milam) to START | Dignowity Park, see VIA Bus 22 - Hays Frequent, schedule below

click to download schedule for Route 22

One Block from
Plaza del Zacate
(end rally) 
Bus Stop: 88719 @ Commerce and Laredo

travels to
Dignowity Park
(march start)
Bus Stop: 86229 @ Olive and Nolan

Ticket Fare - $1.20 

Carpooling: Available from 9:00am-10:15am Saturday


2013 SA International Woman's Day Rally

Pre-March Rally

Blessing offered by Kalpulli Ameyaltonal Tejaztlan

Angela Anthony, Eastside resident and single mother of two serving as Community Health Worker/LVN at Martinez Street Womens Center

Maria Soto, house keeper at the Grand Hyatt & organizer with Unite Here 

Perla Terrazas, organizer with Unite Here & daughter of hotel house keeper & union organizer

Rally @ Plaza del Zacate
(milam park at the corner of Commerce & Santa Rosa)

Maricela Barrera teatrista working with story-sharing, public experiments and mixed media

Patricia Castillo, domestic violence survivor & activist and Director of P.E.A.C.E. Initiative

Alberta Harris, is a leader in the parent room at her children’s school & Parent Engagement Manager for United Way’s Eastside Promise Neighborhood.

Liz Arevalo, youth program leader and environmental activist with Eastside Promise Neighborhood

Deborah Kuetzpal Vasquez,  multi-media Chicana artist, arts educator at OLLU & Arts Education Director at Bihl Haus Arts

Laura “4Rios”, founder of S.O.U.L. Sessions Hip Hop Program in Austin & member of Calmeca Skwad

Rosalynn Warren, works for progressive social change as a queer Chicana artist, writer, & craftivista

Las Panzantes, bailarinas chingonas who fight injustice with their belly rolls and their shimies fuertes

Fandango Tejas, collection of jaraner@s de Tejas who create community through fandango experience

Nina Diaz, lead singer of internationally known san anto, all grrrl band, Girl in a Coma. 

Zombie Bazaar Belly Dance, tribal fusion dance troupe luchando por la causa through movement.

Look for the Kids Space with fun activities for our future leaders! 

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share them with the int’ l woman’s day planning committee
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 also on saturday, march 9th...
 click for 2nd FemFest facebook page