1. April 23 – April 25 – Mas Alla De La Frontera: Global Responses To Human Trafficking
8:00am – 6:00pm
Location: 3200 Pecan Blvd, McAllen, TX 78501, McAllen, Texas 78501
“Annual Human Trafficking Symposium
CEUs & TCOLE Credits will be offered
There will be interpreters from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English for all sessions
This year’s symposium will explore cross-border and trans-border issues in the context of a globalized responsiveness to human trafficking. We will discuss the global trafficking complex with emphasis on an intersectional analysis of labor, migration, and exploitation in the promotion of supply chains, as well as the corporate failure to protect employees. We will focus efforts by international governmental authorities, community organizations, grass roots activist’s groups, intergovernmental initiatives, and social, regional, economic, and political organizations that address human trafficking.
Here is the link to register to this year’s conference, if you are thinking of attending please register and encourager other folk in the community to register as well.
Here is the link to the conference:
and the link to the FB event page:
South Texas College Women’s Studies Committee
Fuerza del Valle Workers’ Center
Rio Grande Valley Anti-Human Trafficking Taskforce Meeting”
2. April 23 – Stories from the 956: Abortion Speakout
8:00pm – 11:30pm
Location: 613 S 17th St, McAllen, Texas 78501
“Stories from the 956: Abortion Speakout
1in3 Campaign and U.R.G.E will be hosting the speakout in honor of all the Jane Does being held in detention centers who are coerced and kept from their right to access abortion and freedom.
Join us Monday, April 23rd at Yerberia Cultura where we’ll have a space for anyone who wants to share their own personal abortion stories or read some of the stories we have collected.
We will also be releasing our first Zine honoring those in the 956 who have shared their stories and their art surrounding abortion, access, choice, bodily autonomy, immigrant justice, racial justice, and reproductive justice overall.”
3. April 25 – Pads for Pals Rally and Speak Out!
11:30am – 1:30pm
Location: UTRGV Edinburg Chapel Lawn
“Pads for Pals is hosting their first-ever rally and speak out on campus! Our ultimate goal is for the university to provide FREE and ACCESSIBLE menstrual products for ALL students.
We’re hosting this rally to amplify our voices, prove to the university that there is a demand, and to gather more support for this initiative!
Want to participate in the Speak Out?
Message us via our Pads for Pals FB page!
The mic will also be open to anybody who wants to share their story and express why this is so important.
Access to menstrual products is a reproductive health issue!
Join us in solidarity! See you there!
Please sign the petition: bit.ly/padsforpals”
4. April 26 – 2nd Annual Bake Sale for Repro Health!
11:00am – 3:00pm
Location: 1201 W University Dr., Edinburg, Texas 78539
“This time last year we had a small bake at Grind Coffee with the proceeds going to Planned Parenthood and Whole Woman’s Health. This year, we decided to do it again and we are teaming up with NARAL Next Gen, Texas Freedom Network, URGE, and Planned Parenthood Texas Votes to host the sale! We will be selling pastries and other baked goods to help raise donations for local reproductive health clinics that work to provide needed services in the valley. We will be accepting all major credit cards and cash as well.
Come indulge in #carbsforacause to help us to give back in a tasty way!
BUT, we need some help! Know someone who is an amazing baker? Tell them to contact firstname.lastname@example.org or send a message to any of the hosts to donate baked goods (tag them to find us!)”
5. April 26 – APRIL STEP Meeting
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: 4001 N 23rd St, McAllen, TX 78504
“We will have our April STEP Meeting at the McAllen Library! Please RSVP so we have a head count for food!
If you are not able to physically be there we will have a call in number sent out as the day comes closer!
6. April 28 – RGV Climate March 2018
2:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: 101 N. Broadway, McAllen, Texas 78501
“The 4th Annual RGV Climate March is happening Saturday, April 28th.
Stand for environmental justice and celebrate the rise of climate awareness!
Theme is “Progress Begins with You”, or “El Progreso Comienza Contigo”.
We will congregate at McAllen City Hall at 2:00 PM where we will make noise with our songs, chants, and drums. An inviting, inspiring speaker will greet us and we will begin our march to Archer Park where we will have public speakers, activities, live music, and more!
This family friendly event will be celebrating the climate movement and will include inspiring stories, lessons, and ideas to raise climate awareness!
The Treble Thrivers
More details coming soon!”
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