BENEFITING: ESPERANZA PEACE AND JUSTICE CENTER
In the past few years, San Antonio has seen a resurgence of redevelopment in its downtown area--the so-called "Decade of Downtown." For many longtime residents in the older neighborhoods of the city, downtown redevelopment has more accurately been a decade of developers, demolitions, and displacements. On Monday, June 23rd, the downtown promotions organization for the city will host a $75-a-plate "urban renaissance luncheon" on the topic of gentrification. As communities most directly impacted by the city's approach to downtown redevelopment, we would like to organize our own free luncheon on the impacts of and solutions to gentrification. However, we would also like to be able to send two community members into Centro San Antonio's luncheon to ask hard questions and offer real, community-based solutions.
Since registration costs are $75 per person, we would like to be able to raise $150 for registration and $50 for food for our free luncheon. If everyone chips in just a couple bucks, we can raise the money easily. We greatly appreciate your donations!