PODER Board Meetings aren't like
other board meetings. Work like
family, meet like family, eat like family.
Susana walks in the MLK march
holding an anti-gentrification sign
and sports a shirt of "Education not
L to R: Timothy, Elizabeth, Carmen,
Leslie & Jamie preform a skit about
gentrification in front of an audience
at Resistencia Book Store.
PODER held a community forum
about the Critical Housing Crisis in
East Austin at the Conley Guerrero
Senior Activity Center.
The PODER YSJ gather for a photo
before our voter registration drive.
The YSJ also produced workshops
detailing about voting and its history.
Susana, Erika and YSJ youth march
in a protest that demonstrates
against the militarization of the
border and the criminalization of
migrant workers crossing the border
every day for work in the U.S.
Susana is interviewed by reporters
about a protest against the High Priced
Gentrifying Water-Street Lofts
proposed on Comal Street in a working
At the top of a mountain, Librado
discusses the problems of youth of
color in the Austin school district.
Stories are traded and alliances are
made. Good times.
Erika learns to produce videos for
PODER at the Target Hollywood: Video
Training in California. There's one
thing to be said about producing
videos: it's hard.
Teresita Garza of St. Edwards
University receives her "Si Se
Puede"Award from PODER.
City Council Member Mike Martinez
receives his "Si Se Puede" Award
PODER Board Chair, Janie Rangel,
opens the "Si Se Puede" Award
ceremony with a few humorous but
potent words of wisdom.
The Conley-Guerrero Senior Activity
Center is a wonderful place to hold
meetings, ceremonies and
gatherings for community members.
With the Conley-Guerrero Center
filling with folks, people can't help
but strike up conversations with