Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Farewell to Trinidad Sanchez, Jr & Other Fundraising Events For Trino's Expenses


Wednesday, August 2, 2006
Rosary and Mass
Our Lady of Guadalupe
1321 El Paso
San Antonio, TX 7820

Celebration of Life Blessing and Wake
Following Rosary and Mass

Bihl Haus Arts
2803 Fredericksburg Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78201

In Lieu of Flowers, please send donations to:

Mrs. Trinidad Sánchez, Jr.
2803 Fredericksburg Rd. #1215
San Antonio, TX 78201
to help with medical expenses.
Contact E-mail: trinidadjr43 AT hotmail

Gemini Ink & Society 0f Latino & Hispanic Writers
513 S. Presa
Contact: 889-6274
Friday, August 4, Gemini Ink, in partnership with the Society of Latino and Hispanic Writers, will host a First Friday Reading benefit for our Honorary Chairman, Trinidad Sanchez Jr. The First Friday event will be at Gemini Ink, 513 S. Presa, and will begin at 6:30 p.m. The event is open to the public, admission is free and free parking is available at Gemini Ink's designated parking lot. Light refreshments will be offered.
Donations will be accepted to help Trinidad and his family offset the medical bills.
I would like to ask your support in two ways:
1. Please consider volunteering to attend this event to read one of Trinidad's poems, or one of your own. Due to time constraints, we ask that the poem being read be limited to 3 minutes (maximum!) in length. If you would like to read a poem at this event, please email me by 5 p.m., Sunday, July 30. We only have room for around 8 readers since Gemini Ink will also be getting a group of readers together too. In your email, please let me know the name of the poem you will be reading so that we may avoid duplication.
2. If you do not want to read, PLEASE consider attending the event anyway as a show of support to Trinidad and his family. Even if you can't help out with a small monetary donation, just your presence, thoughts and prayers will go a long way in bringing comfort to his family.
He is a true giant in the San Antonio poetry scene--he has been an energetic proponent and performer of poetry in the schools for more than 20 years, and has appeared more than 1000 times in schools and poetry venues.
3. Books By Trinidad for Sale
Come celebrate the life and words of Trinidad Sánchez Jr.,
poet, activist, teacher and author of the bestselling “Why Am I So Brown?”,
at Ruta Maya Riverwalk Coffee House on
Sunday August 6, 2006 from 2-8 pm.
Suggested donation: $5.
Trino is also uninsured, adding to the worry his family
already feels, so please attend this celebration/fundraiser
and help support one of the great voices in Chicano literature.
There will be an opportunity to sign up and share our words,
read from his poems, tell stories and make music that celebrates Trino
and the spirit he has imparted to us and so many others.
Books By Trinidad for Sale

What: Trinidad Sánchez Jr. Celebration and Fundraiser
When: Sunday, August 6, 2006 2-8pm
Where: Ruta Maya Riverwalk Coffee House
107 East Martin, San Antonio, TX 78205
Contact: 210-223-6292
What: Trinidad Sánchez Jr. Celebration and Fundraiser
When: Sunday, August 20, 2006 2pm
Where: Bihl Haus Arts
2803 Fredericksburg, San Antonio, TX 78201
Contact: 210-732.3502
Details to Follow.


Anonymous Ruth said...

What a devastating loss. I had the honor and pleasure of meeting Trino just two short months ago, and that one short meeting was enough to make me an lifetime fan and ardent admirer of this wonderful man and his beautiful poetry. Please let us know if there will be any benefits and memorial services in the New York area.

2/8/06 16:51  
Blogger liza said...

I was fortunate to know trididad but only by way of email. He was a great encouragement and since his death I have witnessed how he has touched so many. Is it possible to start an online guestbook of personal stories from his friends and fans to capture what was manifested by way of him. I think he would be pleased if we continued to build and form communities and shared our stories.

13/8/06 14:35  

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