En Aquellos Tiempos: Fotohistorias del Westside Unveiling
Presented by Esperanza Peace and Justice Center
June 12, 2015
Join the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center as we unveil over 20 new FotoBanners in the Westside of San Antonio on Friday, June 12th, 2015 at 10 AM! Community and media are invited to the Casa de Cuentos at 816 S. Colorado Street to discuss the history of the newest banners and then walked over to the Apache Courts, one of the locations of the new banners.
As part of the En Aquellos Tiempos: Fotohistorias Del WestSide project, the Fotobanners will be added to the street museum currently up in the community. Through the project, community members are able reflect on the role of art, culture, and history in our lives through larger than life photos. These enlarged photos of faces, street ways, buildings, and community spaces from the early 1900s to the 1950s are installed in various walls and fences throughout San Antonio's Westside.
The project is coordinated by the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, a social justice non-profit organization aimed at bringing together cross-generational participants to pass on the history, guidance, and community knowledge of life on the Westside of San Antonio.
The Fotohistoria project began in 2006 as part of Esperanza’s Arte es Vida project. Currently, Fotobanners are located on Guadalupe Street, El Paso Street, Ruben’s Ice House and JT Brackenridge High School.
With the images scanned from people who live or once lived in San Antonio's Westside and their historias shared, the Esperanza community builds bridges, honors the artist and storyteller in all of us, and reclaims public spaces in our neighborhood. Through conversation y convivencia we rediscover and preserve history in our daily lives.
For more information on unveiling, email Gianna Rendon at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (210) 228-0201.