Two years ago, Melissa Cabello Havrda narrowly missed out on the opportunity to represent the district where she grew up. In the 2017 race for City Council’s District 6, the attorney came up 435 votes short against Greg Brockhouse, an ex-mortgage-bank executive and consultant who would go on to become one of the most vocal critics of the status quo at City Hall. Undeterred, Havrda decided to launch another bid for the West Side district. In doing so, she entered a race devoid of incumbents — the seat became vacant after Brockhouse decided to challenge Mayor Ron Nirenberg. But Havrda is not the only familiar face in the race for District 6. Voters with long memories may also recognize Robert Herrera, who is running for the seat he held for a controversial single term more than 20 years ago. District 6 candidates Mario Adame Age: 32 Occupation: After school program specialist, Northside ISD Family: Single Education: Bachelor’s in education, University of Texas at … [Read more...] about Four candidates, some new and others familiar, contend for San Antonio’s City Council District 6
Northside young peoples meeting
This is one in a series of Denver Post profiles on the candidates for mayor in Denver’s May 7 election. Lisa Calderón’s house is classic Denver: painted red brick, intricate details on the wooden porch beams and yellow shingles beneath the peaked roof. For her, it is a symbol of everything that’s been lost in this city. “When you grow up poor — both my parents were teenagers — you’re already born into debt,” she explained as she settled into her living room, which she has painted a luminous turquoise. “You never really catch up to accumulate wealth. But it was drilled into us: Whatever you do, buy a home.” She bought into the Cole neighborhood in 2005, before its gentrification really accelerated, but she nearly lost the five-bedroom Victorian in the recession. Today she shares it with her adult daughter and two other women — a sign, she said, of just how hard it is for regular people to stay afloat in … [Read more...] about Lisa Calderón: Can the establishment’s sharpest critic change Denver’s power structure?
It begins with words in Dakota and English: “Taku wanji unkoniciyakapi uncinpi. We want to tell you something.” And “Pidaunyayapi. We accept your offerings with thanks.” Honoring commitments made after the “Scaffold” controversy of spring 2017, the Walker on Tuesday issued a Call to Artists for a new public artwork for the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden or a location on the Walker campus. The call continues, “Are you a knowledge keeper, a contemporary artist, or a traditional artist interested in making public art?” Artists with in-depth knowledge and understanding of Dakota culture are encouraged to apply. The Walker is working in tandem with an Indigenous Public Art Selection Committee, a group of Native curators, knowledge keepers, artists and arts professionals, including individuals of Dakota descent and enrollment. Proposals will be accepted until April 15, 2019. The Walker and the committee will review the proposals and make their … [Read more...] about Walker issues call for indigenous public art; Julian Lage Trio at Turf Club