16-day DreamWeek slated downtown
Preparations are well underway for San Antonio’s seventh annual DreamWeek, featuring 16 days of panel discussions, symposiums and other gatherings to foster a free exchange of ideas.
More than 150 events are planned in and around downtown.
“What Makes Us Human?” is the theme of the summit and is designed to inspire conversation and bring unique ideas, people and a diversity of voices to the forefront of a citywide audience.
DreamWeek 2019 is scheduled to begin Jan. 11 with an opening breakfast ceremony. On Jan. 18, the DreamWeek Awards Luncheon will feature Crystal Miller, an eyewitness of the Columbine High School shooting, who will share her journey from victim to victor.
The summit will conclude Jan. 26 with the Inaugural DreamVoice Mayor’s Ball, a gala featuring entertainers and performance artists chosen by the DreamVoice team and May- or Ron Nirenberg.
Shokare Nakpodia founded DreamWeek in 2012 as an environment where people could talk, debate and listen to different ideas without violence. The summit’s events lead up to San Antonio’s Martin Luther King Jr. March, which has been considered one of the largest processions in the nation, on March 21.
At this point, applications to host events are being accepted only for online.
Individuals and organizations interested in taking part in DreamWeek 2019 can apply online at dreamweek.org/partner. Applications must be submitted by Dec. 19.
Official partners have the opportunity to explain their organization’s mission and become leaders in conflict resolution and human rights advocacy, organizers said.
Volunteers also are needed for a wide variety of tasks, from taking photographs to document events to coordinating logistics to helping with registrations and setting up events. Go to dreamweek.org/volunteer to sign up.
Genesis Moreno, middle, discusses microaggressions with others attending a DreamWeek workshop in 2017.