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Where Did We Sit on the Bus?-In partnership with Dreamweek / mySA / DreamWeek San Antonio

Where Did We Sit on the Bus?-In partnership with Dreamweek / mySA

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Our DreamWeek / DreamVoice event is right around the corner! Get your tickets now for this special ONE NIGHT ONLY event! This is a MUST SEE performance! Where Did We Sit on the Bus? Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 9:00 p.m. Russell Hill Rogers Theater By Brian Quijada Directed by Chay Yew Where Did We Sit on the Bus? is an electric one-man show pulsing with Latin rhythms, rap, hip-hop, spoken word, and live looping. During a third grade lesson on the Civil Rights movement and Rosa Parks, a Latino boy raises his hand to ask, “Where did we sit on the bus?” and his teacher can’t answer the question. This thrilling autobiographical production examines what it means to be Latino through the eyes of a child, turned teenager, turned adult. Brian Quijada, a native Chicagoan, and the son of Salvadorean parents, tries to figure out where he fits in. He grew up in a contrasting melting pot watching Michael Jackson’s moves on TV while the smell of pupusas filled the air, and at school, he mingled with friends from different cultural and racial backgrounds. With nonstop laughter, “Where Did We Sit on the Bus?” attempts to answer the question, “Where do I fit in as a Latino millennial growing up in America? Tickets and show info: https://goo.gl/VuXuUM General tickets- $25 Student tickets- $20

Tickets Available for Inaugural DreamWeek Mayor's Ball / News4SA / DreamWeek San Antonio

Tickets Available for Inaugural DreamWeek Mayor’s Ball / News4SA

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SAN ANTONIO — You have the chance to rub elbow with San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg at an inaugural event celebrating DreamWeek.

Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Tai Abrams with DreamWeek stopped by News 4 San Antonio’s Evening Break to share what you can expect.

You can use the promotional code — DWSA — to get an individual table seat for just $125

People Who Make SA Great: DreamWeek founder Shokare Nakpodia / Kens5 News / DreamWeek San Antonio

People Who Make SA Great: DreamWeek founder Shokare Nakpodia / Kens5 News

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With thousands of people streaming into Pittman-Sullivan Park on Monday, an irresistible drumbeat rose above the crowd.

It was an impromptu concert of two African drummers celebrating the inclusiveness of MLK Day in San Antonio.

Nearby, another man has made inclusiveness a centerpiece of the city.

Shokare Nakpodia is the founder of DreamWeek, a January conference of speakers, artists, and educators who gather to promote big ideas like tolerance.

Alamo Drafthouse to Screen Marco Polo-Inspired Documentary Promoting Community Service / SA Current / DreamWeek San Antonio

Alamo Drafthouse to Screen Marco Polo-Inspired Documentary Promoting Community Service / SA Current

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An official DreamWeek event, this free film screening will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with students who have traveled the world with Summer of Service, a local organization that looks to “educate San Antonio youth through community service (service-learning) and travel abroad.”

The documentary itself, released in 2008, follows adventurers-turned-documentarians Denis Belliveau and Francis O’Donnell as they “retrace Marco Polo’s entire 25,000-mile, land-and-sea route from Venice to China and back.” Through the course of the breathtaking and deeply empathetic 90-minute film, which fuses shots from their journey with quotations from Polo’s own descriptions of his, the two learn a great deal about themselves and discover that travel can serve as a kind of antidote to xenophobia and bigotry.

Amal Kassir to Speak at DreamWeek Awards Luncheon / News4SA / DreamWeek San Antonio

Amal Kassir to Speak at DreamWeek Awards Luncheon / News4SA

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SAN ANTONIO — DreamWeek 2018 is in full swing right now. Among the events is a celebration to recognize people who advocate for peace and equality in their community through an awards luncheon on Friday, January 12.

Sho Nakpodia with DreamVoice and Amal Kassir, the keynote speaker for the DreamWeek Awards Luncheon stopped by News 4 San Antonio’s Evening Break to share what you can expect.

DreamWeek / Q 101.9 / DreamWeek San Antonio

DreamWeek / Q 101.9

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DreamWeek / DreamVoice is in full force! What event have you gone to? Did you know San Antonio hosts the largest MLK march in the nation? #MLKDay #ihaveadream #DreamWeek

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