1. June 26 – Gloria Anzaldua: A Celebration of Literary Works, Life & Legacy

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

McAllen Public Library

Event description:

“Remembering Gloria Anzaldua: the importance of her writings, the cultural awareness that her writings details, and a celebration of her legacy.”

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2. June 27 – Coming Out 101

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

McAllen Public Library

Event description:

“Coming Out is a unique experience for the LGBTQIA+ community. This session will provide tips and advice for navigating the coming out process, including tips for allies and families.”

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3. June 27 – Families Belong Together Poster Making Party

7 PM – 9 PM

1104 E 14th St, Brownsville, TX 78520

Event description:

“Get to know your activist neighbors and help prep for our big rally on June 28th by joining our poster making party. Supplies will be provided – just bring yourself and friends!

Hosted by the ACLU of Texas, ACLU Border Rights Center, National Domestic Workers Alliance, Las Imaginistas, Taller De Permiso / Permission Workshop and the Rio Grande Valley Equal Voice Network.”

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4. June 28 – Storytime: Love Makes a Family

10 AM – 11 AM

McAllen Public Library

Event description:

“There are many different kinds of families, but they’re all bonded by love.
Join us for a storytime and craft celebrating Pride Month for all ages!”

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5. June 28 – Families Belong Together Rally at the Border

11 AM – 2 PM

1501 E 7th St, Brownsville, TX 78520

Event description:

“On Thursday, June 28th, families, advocates, and allies will hold a rally in the park across the street from the Brownsville Federal Court, where immigrants are being prosecuted en masse for crossing the border into the United States, and then separated from their children. Instead of focusing on actually reuniting kids with parents, the Trump administration now wants to warehouse whole families in prisons. Children don’t belong in jail at all, even with their parents, under any circumstances.

Bus Transportation will be available from the following locations and is limited, click the following links to reserve your spot:
Laredo: https://goo.gl/forms/UcJMrLmpueaPmVvY2
Dallas: https://goo.gl/forms/YRG2wjhivIYc0b683
Austin: https://goo.gl/forms/WGeCEP2FGGnn0rBE2
Houston: https://goo.gl/forms/qkAB7YaNuDZ2Qa7C3
San Antonio Waitlist: https://goo.gl/forms/mY8hbPUrcqElekdD2

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This effort is part of the ongoing #FamiliesBelongTogether campaign to stop the separation and detention of families.

Sponsored by the ACLU, NDWA/We Belong Together,United We Dream, Rio Grande Valley Equal Voice Network, ACLU TX, Border Rights Center, ARISE, Proyecto Azteca, LUPE, Brownsville Community Health Center, Proyecto Juan Diego, South Texas Civil Rights Project, Fuerza Del Valle, Movimiento Del Valle Por Los Derechos Humanos, Latina Institute, Laredo Immigrants Alliance, Texas Civil Rights Project, Texas Organizing Project, Planned Parenthood Texas, Children’s Defense Fund.”

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6. June 28 – Vigil for Claudia Gomez Gonzalez

7 PM – 9 PM

Basilica of Our Lady San Juan Del Valle

Event description:

“The RGV No Borderwall Coalition along with other groups and concerned citizens are organizing a vigil to to honor the life Claudia Patricia Gomez Gonzalez as well as others who have died at the hands of Border Patrol.

Come join us as we bring awareness to the injustices and transgressions of Border Patrol on border communities and honor the lives of those that have passed”

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7. Daily from June 23 through July 17 – Fast and Prayer Chain

12 PM – 1 PM

Archer Park

Event description:

“Our 24 day, 24 hour fast and prayer chain has begun!

Sign up for the fast directly at Archer Park on 101 N Main St, McAllen, TX 78501 everyday at 12 PM!

Or sign up via the link below.

La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE), Texas Civil Rights Project (TCRP) and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights will protest everyday until July 17, 2018 bad policies that hurt the immigrant community of the Rio Grande Valley through a 24-hour hunger strike and prayer chain that will last 24 days, in honor of the more than 2,400 children separated from their parents.

Fasting as a means of nonviolent protest is a historic tool utilized by Cesar Chavez, the founder of La Union del Pueblo Entero, in resistance to the injustice faced by farm workers of Mexican descent. Cesar’s commitment to nonviolent protest, including his fasts, won the support and friendship of Robert F. Kennedy to the farm worker cause. Cesar knew that the most crucial step was to receive support from high ranking politicians.”

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8. June 29 – Pride Volunteer Bash at Access!

1 PM – 4 PM

Access Esperanza Clinics Inc.

Event description:

“Join us as we prep for Pride in the Park! There will be a movie screening of “Love, Simon” and tons of food and fun will be provided. Bring a friend and meet new ones at this year’s Pride Volunteer Bash here at Access Esperanza Clinics. For any questions call Jackie Joy at 956-688-3710 or email at jackie.hoshing@accessclinics.org”

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9. July 1 – July 1st Serving/Free Market

6 PM – 8 PM

Event description:

“As of today:
-Over 1 million in home damages across the RGV.
-Hundreds of families displaced.
-Various colonias are still under water with threats of black waters (septic tank contents), electric dangers, disease, etc.
-Border Patrol asking colonia residents if they need evacuation assistance.
-Historical FEMA negligence.

Food Not Bombs RGV will be extending some compounded solidarity these next weeks due to the urgency our raza is facing.

****This weeks Serving and Free Market this Sunday @ a colonia in Weslaco/Mercedes- Location will be determined as soon as tonight or tomorrow! ****

This is a collective effort and the more organizations and community folk that come forward the more we can reach.

Volunteers Needed: Colonia clean up. Warm meal preparation for event. Serving volunteers. Folks who can pick up donations. Folks/ Locations/ Businesses who can store donations for a short amount of time.

Donation in the following form:
• Monetary (message for PayPal)
• Underwear (all sizes)
• Cleaning supplies (masks, buckets, mops, gloves, bleach, broom)
• Mosquito repellents
• Clothing of all sizes
• Hygiene Products
• Non perishable foods
• Diapers and wipes
• Packaged water bottles

You can send comment on this event page or send a message directly to Food Not Bombs to get more information!”

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