1. July 6 – WIG OUT /// A Benefit Drag Show
9 PM – 2 AM
“TIME TO TOTALLY WIG OUT!
Join us for a night of drag and dancing and be sure to bring ya wig!
$5 at the door.
Drag lineup to be announced soon!
All proceeds will be donated to Montaña de Luz and Youth Across Borders
Montaña de Luz
2. July 7 – Justicia 4: Hardcore Benefit Show
8 PM – 11:59 PM
“Justicia is back!
We are sick and tired of these bogus anti-choice laws and restrictions! Justicia is a space to express our anger towards the extremist crap and come together in solidarity for our right to choose! Access to abortion is reproductive justice, and we demand it!
Torture (Houston, TX)
Shellshock (Houston, TX)
Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL)
Planned Parenthood Texas Votes (PPTV)
Whole Woman’s Health (WWH)
Unite for Reproductive and Gender Equity
Beto for Texas
Grass Hut Vegan Comida
Riff Valley’s Vegan Tacos
All ages, ALL are welcome!
Proceeds go to La Frontera Fund, our local abortion support fund
Art by Javi Rios
Planned Parenthood TX Votes (PPTV)
NARAL Pro-Choice TX
Texas Freedom Network (TFN)
RESPECT THE SPACE. RESPECT EACH OTHER.”
3. July 8 – No Border Wall: Sunset Community Hike at Bentsen
7 PM – 9:15 PM
Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
“Bentsen State Park is slated to receive a border wall very soon, separating the visitor center from the trail system of this 800 acre park. This walk will be led by Tiffany Kersten, Friends of the Wildlife Corridor board member and Sierra Club volunteer.
Meet at the self-pay station at 7 pm: Park in the parking lot and walk past the barricades at the south end of Bentsen Palm Drive. Walk up across the bridge and over the levee to the brick walls.
First we’ll stop along the levee and talk a little bit about what the building of a border wall could mean for Bentsen- and how you can help stop it. Then we’ll walk through the park, enjoying the plants and wildlife and then finally the hawk tower for sunset. The entire walk is about 3 miles along a paved surface. All ages are invited (strollers included) and folks are welcome to join for all or part of the hike.
Wear suitable footwear and bring water and snacks if desired. Bug spray and long pants are recommended due to bugs. BRING A FLASHLIGHT as we will be walking back in the the dark. With any luck we should see some pauraques on the walk back!
Regular admission fees of $5 per person apply for ages 13+. Kids 12 and under are free. The visitor center will be closed when we get there, so please bring proper change ($5 per person in cash) so that you are able to make your payment in the self-pay station.
*This is a walk led by volunteer activists with the Sierra Club, and is not an official state park event.
**Subject to date change.”
4. Daily from June 23 through July 17 – Fast and Prayer Chain
12 PM – 1 PM
“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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