“Things don’t always turn out in the way that you plan but that’s one of the things that makes it interesting.”
DreamWeek is about the people who make up our city. It's about coming together to celebrate San Antonio diversity.
Gary is a Centro San Antonio ambassador and researcher who first deciphered the geographical, astronomical and mathematical elements of the White Shaman Mural rock art near Del Rio that portrays the ceremonies of native peoples.
“If you’ve been blessed and have the capacity to help others, then that’s what you should do,” says Navarra Williams, President and CEO of SAMMinistries.
Cariño Cortez was sixteen when she started working at her family’s restaurant, Mi Tierra. She learned quickly that there were many more aspects to running the iconic business than she thought.
Joey started making paletas when his parents, who own La Jalisco restaurant Downtown, gave him the idea. But it was his wife CeCe who saw the potential of his creations.
In 2015, Texas Poet Laureate Carmen Tafolla presented a poem about the heart of the city to the Downtown community, her childhood experiences there, and her family's long history in El Centro de San Antonio. We are reminded of its sincerity this holiday season.
“The cooking is what I expected to be my favorite part. But my favorite part is actually visiting with the people who come in.”
When Valerie tells her story at events or presentations, she starts by asking “What does homelessness look like to you?” People often take a stab at answering, referencing panhandlers they may very well have seen that same day. Inevitably, the description is stereotypical. Valerie answers them with a question: “What if I told you that was me?”