Sat, Nov 20 | San Antonio

2021 Westside History Symposium: In Memory of the 1921 Flood

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2021 Westside History Symposium: In Memory of the 1921 Flood

Time & Location

Nov 20, 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM CST
San Antonio, 1301 Guadalupe St, San Antonio, TX 78207, USA

About the event

Please join the Westside Preservation Alliance, Esperanza Peace & Justice Center, & Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center on Saturday, November 20th, for the second annual Westside History Symposium.

The Westside History Symposium, highlights innovative work in community history, historic preservation, and social justice and this year will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1921 Flood.

The symposium includes keynote speaker Dr. Char Miller, author of "West Side Rising: How San Antonio’s 1921 Flood Devastated a City and Sparked a Latino Environmental Justice Movement," as well as a full day of panel discussions, a book signing, and a circle of remembrance. Please see the preliminary schedule below.

IMPORTANT NOTE ON IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE

Seating will be capped at 100 to ensure social distancing at the Guadalupe Theater and advance registration to reserve a seat for this FREE event is required.

PLEASE REGISTER FOR IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE AT https://www.eventbrite.com/e/189067555147 OR BY CALLING   210-228-0201.

LIVESTREAMING will be provided for those who cannot attend the symposium in person.

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE: 7:30am • 1921 Flood Creek Side Remembrance – El Paso St. at Alazán Creek

8:30am • Check-in and refreshments at the Guadalupe Theater – 1301 Guadalupe St

9:00am • Welcome & Keynote – The History and Legacy of the 1921 Flood – Dr. Char Miller

10:00am • Panel – Community Organizing for Flood Abatement

11:10am • Panel – Restoration of the Alazán & Apache Creeks

12:00pm • Lunch & Book Signing

1:30pm • Artistic Interpretations

2:10pm • Remembering the Dead:

3:20pm • Tour of 1921 Flood Graves at San Fernando Cemetery #1 led by Sylvia Reyna – 1110 S. Colorado St.

4:30pm • Circle of Remembrance and Closing Reception at Casa de Cuentos – 816 S. Colorado St.

THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT PARTNERS!

AARP San Antonio

City of San Antonio Office of Historic Preservation

Historic Westside Neighborhood Association

Mexican American Civil Rights Institute

Trinity University

Trinity University Press

UTSA

ABOUT THE BOOK

West Side Rising is the first book focused squarely on San Antonio’s enduring relationship to floods, which have had severe consequences for its communities of color in particular. Examining environmental, social, and political histories, Char Miller demonstrates that disasters can expose systems of racism, injustice, and erasure and, over time, can impel activists to dismantle these inequities. He draws clear lines between the environmental injustices embedded in San Antonio’s long history and the emergence of grassroots organizations that combated the devastating impact floods could have on the West Side.

Order the book now for 20% off using promo code “ESPERANZA” or “MACRI” at https://tupress.org/9781595349736/west-side-rising/

WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT!

If you enjoy programming like the Westside History Symposium, we encourage you to visit the websites of our event hosts to make a donation. Your support makes all the difference!

Schedule


  • 1 hour

    1921 Flood Creek Side Remembrance – El Paso St. at Alazán Creek


  • 30 minutes

    Check-in and refreshments at the Guadalupe Theater – 1301 Guadalupe St

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