A Living Heritage Celebration
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A Living Heritage Celebration
“On June 19, 1865, enslaved African-Americans in Galveston, Texas, were told they were free. Now, 155 years later, people in cities and towns across the U.S. continue to mark the occasion with celebrations.” via The New York Times
On June 19, 1865, enslaved African-Americans in Galveston, Texas, were told they were free. Now, 155 years later, people in cities and towns across the U.S. continue to mark the occasion with celebrations.
We are offering a FREE EBOOK every Friday through June, handpicked from our most popular titles. Ten free books total, just cause we love you. ❤️ Wisdom for a Liveable Planet features visionaries in climate change, population control, local living, and sustainable farming. Enjoy! Download now. bit.ly/2UAu2O8
Derek Sheffield reads "Letter to a Burning World" by Kevin Goodan
Derek Sheffield’s collection, Not for Luck , was chosen by Mark Doty for the Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize and is forthcoming in 2021 from MSU Press. His
If you need recommendations, just take a look at the New York Times bestseller list. 🤗 #blackoutbestsellerlist #blackpublishingpower
We are offering a FREE EBOOK every Friday through June, handpicked from our most popular titles. Ten free books total, just cause we love you. ❤️ Maverick: The American Name That Became a Legend is a whodunit, a historical account of the man who unwittingly inspired the term and all that came after. Enjoy! Download now. bit.ly/2UAu2O8
"After a whole bunch of years living in San Francisco, at last, it was time to leave. But how to leave? How to say goodbye to a home that through my twenties had always been more than crowded streets and tall buildings, had always been the human scene plus the surrounding waters, the fog and wind, the redwoods, the songbirds and seals?" Leath Tonino via Tricycle: The Buddhist Review
Compositions from a month on foot in San Francisco
❤️ "Wilhelmina Delco took a leading role in advocating for civil rights in Austin, first as a member of the Austin School Board, then as a 20-year member of the Texas House of Representatives. She was the first African American elected to public office in Austin. Today, she says the protests that have galvanized many people in the wake of George Floyd's death have her feeling optimistic." via Texas Public Radio
From Texas Standard: The current focus on civil rights and justice for black Americans is reminiscent of the 1960s when African Americans spoke out,
The Maverick Book Club celebrates all things Texas. This monthly series of virtual discussions and in-person events features intriguing authors discussing the books that are shaping the narrative landscape of the state. Next up is SAN ANTONIO 365 by David Martin Davies and Yvette D. Benavides. San Antonio 365 tells one story a day in the history of the Alamo City, from popular lore to lesser-known events critical to understanding its people and culture. The result is a treasure trove of remarkable tales highlighting small ripples that created big waves in the region’s history. Join us for a frank discussion with TPR reporter David Martin Davies and Our Lady of the Lake professor Yvette D. Benavides, with San Antonio Book Festival Director Lilly Gonzalez.
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San Antonio 365: On This Day In History... June 10, 1955 - With three days of live performances by many of the biggest international stars of Spanish-language entertainment, KCOR-TV 41 signs on the airwaves as the nation’s first Spanish-language television station. The call letters were taken from sister station KCOR-AM, named for owner Raoul Cortez and the country’s first full-time Spanish-language radio station. On May 1, 1946, the FCC granted a broadcasting license to KCOR-AM 1350. Cortez, who was a journalist, civil rights leader, and entrepreneur, applied for the license in 1944, but non-English broadcasting was banned during World War II. He argued that Spanish-language news would bolster Mexican American support for the war but nevertheless had to wait for the war’s end to sign on. In 1961 KCOR-TV was sold to his son-in-law Emilio Nicolas Sr. and became KUAL-TV. Nicolas was able to make the station a financial success and built a second station, KMEX-TV, in Los Angeles. This formed the foundation of the country’s first Spanish-language television network, which came to be Univision. The Univision San Antonio station changed its call sign again to KWEX-TV.
From San Antonio 365: On This Day In History, by Yvette Benavides and David Martin Davies, published by Trinity University Press in collaboration with TPR.
Join us Wednesday night for Maverick Book Club — San Antonio 365. Register for free and receive an e-mail with a promo code for 20% off purchase of SA 365. Get your copy today at SanAntonio365.org.
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“There is a heavy weariness, generation after generation, from trying to explain a problem to people who can help alleviate it. To not be heard and to repeat it again and again is like pushing a boulder up a mountain only to have it, repeatedly, roll back on you.” Cary Clack via My San Antonio from the Express-News
My father was torn between pride that I’d stood up for my rights, anger at the officer for stopping me and fear that my refusal could have endangered my life. So he had “the talk” with me that black parents must have with their children about interacting with police.
“From pandemics to issues of race and drama in the ranks of local government, the new book San Antonio 365: On This Day in History provides a poignant reminder that history, at least to some extent, repeats itself.” SAN ANTONIO 365 by David Martin Davies and Yvette Benavides in San Antonio Magazine
San Antonio 365 On This Day in History by David Martin Davies and Yvette D. Benavides
“The only personal action that can slow the tide of the climate crisis is to create a coalition that is bigger and more powerful than the individuals of which it is comprised.” Elizabeth Rush in DEAR AMERICA via Ms. Magazine
Elizabeth Rush explores the intersection of motherhood and environmental activism in this letter to her future child—from "Dear America."
We are offering a FREE EBOOK every Friday through June. Ten titles handpicked from our most popular titles, just because we love you. ❤️ Celebrating its tenth anniversary, Moral Ground is a groundbreaking work that brings together the testimony of more than eighty visionaries—theologians and religious leaders, naturalists, scientists, elected officials, business leaders, activists, and writers—to present a compelling call to honor our individual and collective moral responsibility to the planet. Includes essays by Barack Obama, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Pope John Paul II, Demond Tutu, Carl Safina, Lauret Savoy, and more. Click the link, select the ebook version and download for free, no code needed. bit.ly/37ccWuT
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On June 5, 1969, the UTSA - The University of Texas at San Antonio was established. At the time San Antonio was the only major American city without a public university. In a ceremony in front of the Alamo, Governor Preston Smith signed the law creating the university, quite literally on the back of state representative Frank Lombardino, who Smith said carried the bill on his broad back through the legislature. UTSA’s first administrative offices were set up in 1970 at HemisFair Park. Classes began at the Loop 1604 campus in 1975.
Today's entry from San Antonio 365: On This Day In History by Yvette Benavides and David Martin Davies.
Published by Trinity University Press with TPR, get your copy of the book today: www.sanantonio365.org
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“Americans keep acting surprised by the daily assaults on American values once thought unassailable.” Robin Wall Kimmerer via Literary Hub
Dear Readers—America, Colonists, Allies, and Ancestors-yet-to-be, We’ve seen that face before, the drape of frost-stiffened hair, the white-rimmed eyes peering out from behind the tanned hide of a …
"The novel reminds us that San Antonio has a long and terrible history of inequity and racism." Duchess of Angus review via My San Antonio from the Express-News
Nostalgic view of the city is undercut by repugnant stereotypes
“As a marine biologist and policy nerd, building community around climate solutions is my life’s work. But I’m also a black person in the United States of America. I work on one existential crisis, but these days I can’t concentrate because of another.” via Washington Post
Stopping climate change is hard enough, but racism only makes it harder.
“Until each breath refuses they, those, them.” Jane Hirshfield from DEAR AMERICA with Amanda Palmer via Brain Pickings
“Until each breath refuses they, those, them…”
The Birds Are Not on Lockdown, and More People Are Watching Them via The New York Times
Bird-watching has surged in popularity during the pandemic. It’s easy to start, and you can do it anywhere — even from inside, and even in urban spaces.
We are offering a FREE EBOOK every Friday through June. Ten titles handpicked from our most popular titles, just because we love you. ❤️ Up next, Crossing the Plains with Bruno by Annick Smith. Click the link, select the ebook version and download for free, no code needed. bit.ly/3ex0jNk
"I elect the ghost of my grandfather Dean, because the man never wanted to be anything but a farmer, or so says my grandmother Betty. I elect my grandmother Betty, because at ninety-five she takes the long view." The essay Write-Ins For President from The West Will Swallow You by Leath Tonino via The Sun Magazine
I elect a climb of Precarious Peak that made me, and will forever keep me, humble as a pebble.
"Welcome to Alaska. You can turn your watches back 100 years.” via Terrain.org
On trust, truth, integrity, and neighborliness in Alaska and America today. Dear America, When I first arrived in Glacier Bay, the bush pilot landed his single-engine plane on a dirt airstrip, looked over his shoulder, grinned, and said to me and three other park rangers, “Welcome to Alaska....
“Every tolerant mind is heroic." Looking for something to read? Check out the classic A Natural History of North American Trees by midcentury naturalist Donald Culross Peattie. bit.ly/2B4YyZn
"As people shelter in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, daily carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have dropped by as much as 17 percent globally." via Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Global carbon dioxide emissions are down dramatically in the wake of COVID-19. A new study pinpoints where energy demand has dropped the most, estimates the impact on annual emissions and points the way to a less polluted future.
"The San Antonio of those days is vividly drawn... pitch-perfect; [Kilik] deftly evokes the thickness of the air along the River Walk and the striving salesgirls at Joske’s department store. It’s a shame Kilik gave up on writing, and San Antonio, so soon." Texas Monthly Magazine on The Duchess of Angus
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FREE EBOOK FRIDAY! We are offering a FREE EBOOK every Friday through June. Ten free books total, just cause we love you. ❤️ Remedios covers Eva Castellanoz’s experiences as a Mexican American curandera, or healer, curing everything from acne and susto (fright), to insomnia and “the evil eye.” You'll have a week to take advantage of the offer before a new book gets posted the following Friday. Enjoy! bit.ly/3gcOihO
"If attention is a form of love, then to notice such natural wonders is to love them: biophilia born of lexicography." on HOME GROUND via The Nation Magazine
Philosopher Glenn Albrecht is creating a whole new lexicon to match our mutating relationship with nature.
Once a month from now until the election, Trinity University Press and Terrain.org, will be bringing you a Virtual Town hall featuring contributors from the anthology Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy (edited by Terrain.org editors Simmons Buntin, Elizabeth Dodd and Derek Sheffield). Join us for Natural Environs: Considering the More than Human World with Pam Houston, Elena Passarello, Elizabeth Bradfield, and Arthur Sze; moderated by Terrain.org's Elizabeth Dodd. Order the book now at dearamericabook.org.
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