Friends of the San Antonio Four:
We are hosting a KICKSTARTER KICK-OFF Screening & Fundraiser. This is a FREE event on JUNE 2, 2013 FROM 5-8PM at THE GETAWAY MOTOR CLUB, 3700 Thompson in Austin.
We will have music, work-in-progress screening, and a keynote address by Austin Chronicle’s Criminal Justice reporter, Jordan Smith.
Learn about the controversial cases that is one of the most important LGBTQ cases in American criminal history.
WHEN: JUNE 2, 2013 from 5PM - 8PM
WHERE: THE GETAWAY MOTOR CLUB, 3700 THOMPSON, AUSTIN
HOW MUCH: FREE!!! FREE BEER, FREE SNACKS, music, panel discussion…. Just come to learn about this case!
TO VIEW THE TRAILER, CLICK HERE.
For more information, email Deborah S. Esquenazi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those who believe in us, saying thank you is not enough.
Let me express to you why I say this. Years have come and gone. Birthdays, holidays, they passed us by.
We’ve had to learn to live life from on the inside for reasons that only God knows. The constant pain, loneliness and emptiness that lingers in our hearts, is so often replaced with the love, support, and determination the world has given in fighting for our innocence.
For all of this, we thank you. And because of all of you, we are able to survive to face each and every challenge from wherever we are at. Please know that our love and gratitude is never-ending.
Liz, Kristie, Anna, & Cassie
Come to the work-in-progress screening about the San Antonio and support PRIDE SAN ANTONIO!
WHEN: APRIL 23RD @ 6-8 PM
TICKETS: $10 at the door.
ADDRESS: 339 W. Josephine St, San Antonio, Texas 78212
Watch the HD version of the documentary film teaser. It includes a behind-the-scenes recantation by the accuser, which is making headline news.
THE STORY: In 1997 and 1998 four Latina lesbians from San Antonio, Texas, were wrongfully convicted and sentenced to 37 and 15 years of prison for allegedly sexually assaulting two young girls. There was no real evidence against them, but the diagnosis of so-called “satanic–related sexual abuse” and the belief that lesbianism predisposed them to the sexual abuse of little girls was highly influential in their trials. In 2012 one of the girls has come forth saying the incident never happened. Attorneys and advocates are working to exonerate these women.
As part of their Ceasar Chavez Commeration week, Southwestern University’s activist sorority, Kappa Delta Chi, in Georgetown, Texas hosted a work-in-progress screening last night. I was blown away by the passion, insight, and empathy from the young women and men in the audience to support their fellow LGBTQ’ers.
As promised, I am posting the mailing addresses and ID numbers of Cassie Rivera, Kristie Mayhugh, and Elizabeth Ramirez, so supporters can write letters.
Elizabeth Ramirez: #829689, Hobby Unit, 742 FM 712, Marlin TX 7661;
Cassandra Rivera: #935472, Hobby Unit, 742 FM 712, Marlin TX 7661
Kristie Mayhugh: #1001170, Mountain View Unit, 2305 Ransom Rd, Gatesville, TX 76528;
To learn more about how you can help, we’ve devised a short list here.
Thanks to all for your support.
Deborah S. Esquenazi
COME TO THE WORK-IN-PROGRESS SCREENING at Cinefestival in San Antonio. *****CALLED ‘THE RECANTATION’ AT THE FESTIVAL
WHEN: March 2, 2013
ADDRESS: Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, 1300 Guadalupe Street, San Antonio, TX 78207
PRICE: $8 at the door
INFO: Scroll down to March 2nd and look for ‘THE RECANTATION’ - www.guadalupeculturalarts.org/cinefestival/cinefestival/
****Read a great article about our screening here.****
Powerhouse exoneration attorneys Mike Ware and Jeff Blackburn of #SA4 discuss strategies for exoneration.
Behind-the-scenes footage from the documentary in production about the San Antonio Four.
GUESS WHO WAS PAROLED TODAY!!!! (And guess who was there to catch this momentous occasion on film?! Come to the screening in Austin on Nov. 15 and see the WHOLE THING on film!