1. June 12 – Almuerzo con Eva / Brunch with Eva #LetEvaStay

9:45 AM – 12:00 PM

1601 S M Street, Harlingen, Texas 78550

Event description:

“¡Ayúdenos a recibir a Eva después de su segunda cita que tiene con ICE!
Tendremos un almuerzo con Eva para mostrarle que la comunidad está detrás de ella a través de su batalla contra la detención y la deportación.

¡Sabemos que su check-in va a ir bien y que se le permitirá quedarse con su familia! Pero si no es así, estaremos listos para movilizar a la oficina de ICE para exigir su liberación.

Por favor firme la petición de Eva: bit.ly/LetEvaStay
Help us receive Eva after her second check-in with ICE!
We will have brunch with Eva to show her that the community stands behind her through her battle against detention and deportation.

We know her check-in will go well and that she will be allowed to stay with her family! But if it doesn’t, we’ll be ready to mobilize to the nearby ICE office to demand her release.

Please sign Eva’s petition: bit.ly/LetEvaStay”

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2. June 13 – A Look into the History of the Valley’s LGBTQ+ Community

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

McAllen Public Library

Event description:

“This presentation by researcher Garbriel Sanchez will touch on the history of the Rio Grande Valley’s LGBTQ+ communities, beginning with the indigenous communities of the area and covering activism, people, spaces, and art important to the community in the 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and up to the present.”

3. June 14 – Sunset Art in the Park

7:15 PM – 8:15 PM

McAllen Nature Center

Event description:

“Join a staff artist for a fun project under the oak trees. Projects vary from painting a reusable cloth grocery bag, to sharpie markers on ceramic tiles, to watercolors, sketching and more.”

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4. June 16 – Movies in the Park

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Westside Park in McAllen, TX

This Saturday’s movie showing will be Despicable Me 3.

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5. June 17 – Sunday Speaker Series: Curanderismo – Past, Present, Future

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Museum of South Texas History

Event description:

“This presentation, or rather, plática, will be set to encourage an interactive dialogue between guest speaker, Danielle López, and the museum visitor. “My goal is to create a new dialogue of what constitutes accepted modalities of knowledge production through the lens of Gloria Anzaldúa’s conocimiento occurring here, in my native U.S-Mexico Borderlands,” explains Danielle López, a borderland native. The focus of López studies is on healing through traditional curanderismo in interdisciplinary spaces which include regional and internationally inspired holistic healing practices.

To complement the presentation, a selection of items from the museum’s collection pertaining to traditional healing, or curanderismo, will feature items referencing Don Pedrito Jaramillo. Jaramillo was a traditional healer who practiced in and around Falfurrias from to the late 1800s until his passing in 1907.

López earned a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Mexican-American Literature, Medical Anthropology and Latin Art History at the University of Texas – Pan American (now, UTRGV). Her work as a cultural theory educator, a practicing curandera, a chicana spiritual activist, and a performance artist in the Río Grande Valley continues to guide her ongoing passion to preserve the culture, medicine and art of her transcultural borderland heritage.

Sunday Speaker Series is included in the fee for regular museum admission. FRIENDS of the MOSTHistory are admitted free as a benefit of FRIENDship.”

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6. June 17 – Bilingual Storytime

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

McAllen Public Library

Event description:

“All ages are welcome to join us for bilingual stories and interactive songs!”

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