"Chicano writers from El Paso are the most progressive, open-minded, far-reaching, and inclusive writers of them all."

Octavio Romano

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Trinidad Sanchez, Jr. - Farewell Arrangements


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.


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


What: Trinidad Sánchez Jr. Celebration and Fundraiser
When: Sunday, August 20, 2006 2pm
Where: Bihl Haus Arts

2803 Fredericksburg, San Antonio, TX 78201

Details to Follow.

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