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San Antonio is a Compassionate City? What does this mean and how can I help?

November 18, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Price: Free
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Learn all about the global Compassionate City movement and how to get involved right here in San Antonio!

San Antonio, by 2017 City Council Resolution, is a ‘Compassionate City’ along with 450 other cities and the International Charter for Compassion. Six impactful presenters will share their stories in a candid, informal setting including:

1. Ann Helmke, Founder of Compassionate San Antonio,
2. Lionel Sosa, renowned artist and creator of
3. Sister Martha Ann Kirk, Professor of Religious Studies at University of the Immaculate Word and leader of the San Antonio Compassionate Institute,
4. Bill Neely, Co-Founder of the San Antonio Community Resource Directory, a free, comprehensive, online directory of resources offered by nonprofits, congregations, government agencies, and others who provide community resources in and around San Antonio.
5. Christina Pena, a resident whose spark of compassion for others led to feeding hundreds just as Jesus did in the loaves and fishes Bible story (John 1:6-14)
6. Ann Horst, Founder of Small Biz San Antonio, a free online directory of majority-minority, underserved, and allied small businesses in San Antonio

This fun get-together may just inspire you to dream big and to see what your own spark of compassion can ignite!

Compassionate San Antonio is an initiative of the peaceCENTER, which is a 501(c)((3)) non-profit. EIN # is 74-2882624. They are an all-volunteer organization. Their budget is a frugal one and is gathered from individual donations, sales of peaceCENTER Books and Compassion Beads, and modest fees and donations they collect from classes, workshops, and trainings. Donations accepted at the event.

San Antonio is a “Compassionate City?” What does this mean? image
When we are motivated by compassion and wisdom, the results of our actions benefit everyone, not just our individual selves or some immediate convenience. When we are able to recognize and forgive ignorant actions of the past, we gain strength to constructively solve the problems of the present.

~ Dalai Lama XIV

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November 18, 2021
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Cody Library, 11441 Vance Jackson rd, San Antonio, TX 78229
Cody Library, 11441 Vance Jackson rd
San Antonio, TX 78229
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