College of Constructive Hell-Raising

College of Constructive Hell-Raising Class of 2017 Graduation Ceremony  8-9 pm  Gulf Coast Room, Meadows Conference Center 2900 Live Oak in Old East Dallas Reception at Bryan Street Tavern beginning at 9:15 pm or so   Despite their similar backgrounds, upbringings, and generations of living in the same city, it took the established Dallas families […]

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On Monday, Downwinders sent out acceptance letters to 15 DFW residents who'd applied to become members of our very first College of Constructive Hell-Raising. Since 15 students is all we have room for this initial year, that means we reached full capacity a whole ten days before the deadline for applications on December 1st. And there's even a […]

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This picture is from the mid 1970's. It features members of the East Dallas Tenants and Small Homeowners' Alliance, and a very influential group of activists who organized them called the Bois D'Arc Patriots.  Named after the native tree renowned for its durability and strength, the one Comanches used to carve their bows from, the Patriots […]

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