Wednesday, December 21, 2016
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Free and open to the public!
This new tradition offers the Guadalupe’s neighbors an opportunity to participate in a fun and culturally meaningful holiday program. Theatre, music, food, and community all come together on this magical night.
December 21, 2016 will mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Emma Tenayuca, San Antonio’s acclaimed labor and human rights activist, who died on July 23, 1999 at the age of 83. To celebrate her birthday, a dozen community partners will kick off a series of events to both honor the historic icon’s lifelong commitment to justice and compassion for the poor, and to encourage community awareness among our city’s children.
The year’s commemorative events will begin with a 100th Birthday Party at the Guadalupe Theater (1301 Guadalupe St.), Wednesday December 21 at 7pm in which a giant cake with 100 candles and a hundred quotes from Emma will be blown out by the attendees, in a “windstorm of justice.” The evening’s events also include a sneak preview segment of a new version of the children’s play about Emma, a short film, a reading, and a birthday piñata.
The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center will dedicate their Holiday Posada to Emma, which will begin at 6pm, and the 100th birthday celebration begins at 7pm. Come join the fun!
Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center
Esperanza Peace and Justice Center
*Other ISD’s (Northeast, Northside)
Intercultural Development Reseach Associates
Dr. Carmen Tafolla, friend and biographer of Emma Tenayuca
Ms. Sharyll Teneyuca, niece and biographer of Emma Tenayuca
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