DreamWeek Is…

Exchanging Ideas. Inspiring Discussion. Igniting Change.

Revealing The Genius Within

A More Equitable and Enlightened Society

Ideas become empowered through human interaction. In a city defined by its diverse cultural heritage, DreamWeek bridges the gap between people and ideas through a community curated summit.

DreamWeek’s Mission is to celebrate our humanity by creating environments for civil and civic engagement while embracing ideas and dreams for the common good.

DreamWeek San Antonio - Overview
Planted in a city that thrives in diversity, DreamWeek aims to bring people, their unique ideas and their myriad of voices to the forefront of a city-wide summit…
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The Annual Summit

Inspiring Civic and Civil Discourse

Each annual DreamWeek Summit comprises a series of events designed with a singular purpose in mind: to foster the free exchange of ideas on universal issues affecting humanity. The aim is to invite all to participate in an open forum where real-world issues are discussed in a civil manner, with the understanding that the truest voices will always prevail. Events can take a variety of forms, from symposiums, panel discussions and debates to film screenings, concerts and art exhibits.

A City Aged In Culture And Heritage

The first permanent settlement of San Antonio was founded over 300 years ago on the site of the Coahuiltecan Native American village. Beginning with the establishment of a presidio, town and five Franciscan missions along the river, San Antonio has grown to the seventh largest city in the U.S.  Welcoming over 30 million visitors annually, we offer unique attractions for all ages and all ethnicities including the River Walk, Alamo and Hemisfair Park.

In 2015, the Alamo and San Antonio Missions National Historic Park were officially recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of twenty-four in the United States.

San Antonio is a city of a confluence of rich and diverse cultures. The city’s unique history has laid a foundation for people of all cultural and ethnic backgrounds to coexist and thrive as one community. San Antonio is one of a handful of major U.S. cities which classifies as a majority-minority city.

The Alamo City is also home to an often unconventional, and ever-growing art scene, a downtown replete with niche restaurants and boutiques, and annual city-wide festivals that celebrate San Antonio and its storied cultures. The city proudly hosts one of the largest MLK Day marches in the nation, (A DreamWeek marker) with the 2019 march drawing more than 300,000 participants.

DreamVoice LLC

Advancing the Voice of Tolerance, Equality, & Diversity

DreamVoice supports organizations that exist to better the human condition through the promotion of media assets and resource contributions. Funding for DreamWeek is solicited by DreamVoice through sponsorships, donations, sales of branded merchandise and our annual fundraiser the Mayor’s Ball.

The DreamVoice Team, a collection of community advocates from all walks of life, consists of dedicated writers, entrepreneurs, artists, authors and designers. The singular commitment is to promote an environment in which issues facing our global community are addressed in a civic and civil manner, while empowering those who seek the understanding and education required for peaceful coexistence.

DreamWeek is a modern-day expression of the MLK vision: to lay the foundations of tolerance, equality, and diversity by creating dialogue across cultures and communities. In a city known for its innate ability to confront conflict with resolve and civility – and, perhaps not coincidentally, the home of the largest MLK March in the nation – a small group of dedicated individuals started to hold meetings in 2010 with a common quest to advance and grow that vision as an annual summit of events.

In 2011, DreamVoice, LLC was established, by Shokare Nakpodia, as an organization dedicated to realizing this collective aspiration, and in 2013 the first DreamWeek summit was presented with 20 partners and 35 events.

Dream Team

One Team, One Dream.

The DreamVoice Team, a collection of community advocates from all walks of life, consists of dedicated writers, entrepreneurs, artists, authors and designers. The singular commitment is to promote an environment in which issues facing our global community are addressed in a civic and civil manner, while empowering those who seek the understanding and education required for peaceful coexistence.

DreamVoice Team

  • Shokare Nakpodia
    Founder
  • Frank Trejo
  • Erin McAndrew
  • Deborah Omowale
  • Theresa Canales
  • Jayna Fleming
  • Lisa Jackson

Consultants

  • Sarah Brooke Lyons
  • Jo McCall
  • Maritza Quiroz

DWSA 2019 Coordinators

  • Nicole Cantu
  • Heather Williams

Get Involved

Ways to Participate

DreamWeek San Antonio - Participate - Host an Event

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Create an event to inspire and celebrate the voices of the common good and we will find you an audience of civic-minded individuals.

DreamWeek San Antonio - Particpate - Offer your Space

Offer your Venue ›
We’re always scouting new event venues in and around the downtown area of San Antonio. We would like to introduce them to an audience respectful of each individual space and enhance their value with meaningful activity.

DreamWeek San Antonio - Participate - Volunteer

Volunteer ›

We can always use a helping hand from individuals and organizations who want to play a part in the growing success of DreamWeek.

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A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.

Colin Powell