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Students show support for DACA

Protestors support DACA inside John Peace Library. Photo courtesy of John Dye

Joseph Torres

November 20, 2019

Texas Rising at UTSA held a demonstration in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). DACA currently protects approximately 700,000 undocumented immigrant children, also known as Dreamers. In 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced their intention to repeal...

Student organizations protest student government spending

Students hold signs in protest to student government budget. Photo by Robyn Castro

Breahna Luera

September 24, 2019

Texas Rising and #ChangeRapeCulture united to work alongside student protestors at the Student Government Association (SGA) general assembly meeting on Sept. 19. During the open forum segment of the meeting, students have the opportunity to voice their concerns with a two-minute time limit. Multiple...

Students protest aganist Kavanaugh

Texas Rising protests outside MH: ‘No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA’

Kimiya Factory

October 10, 2018

‘No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA’ Texas Rising, a political group in San Antonio, held a counter protest on Oct. 5 in response to the Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) protest the day before. Both protests address then current Supreme Court Justice Nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the recent sexual assa...

Texas Rising chapter brings activism and art to UTSA

Texas Rising tabling in front of the McKinney 
Humanities Building. 
Courtesy of Alejandro Lopez/The Paisano

Alejandro Lopez

February 7, 2018

The UTSA chapter of Texas Rising distributed a series of street art posters, titled the “The Unapologetically Brown Series,” at the Main and Downtown campuses on Feb. 1, depicting current social issues. Texas Rising is a program funded by the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund, a nonprofit,...