1. June 23 – July 17 – Fast and Prayer Chain

12 PM – 1 PM

Archer Park

Event description:

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

Or visit www.BreakBreadNotFamilies.org to sign up locally or remotely.

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.

Donate Here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/rgvimmigrantfamilies%C2%A0”

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2. July 11 – LEZday Wednesday / miercoLEZ

8 PM – 12 AM

Yerberia Cultura

Event description:

“LEZday Wednesday / MiercoLEZ is a space for lesbians, queer people, and gender non-conforming/non-binary friends to mingle and meet up for a night of music, games, and drinks. Doors open at 8 PM. Suggested entry donation is $3, but you can pay what you can. Proceeds will go to plan the monthly gatherings.”

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3. July 12 – Summer Sex-Ed Advocacy Volunteer Program Kick-off!

1 PM – 5 PM

Access Esperanza Clinics Inc.

Event description:

“Join us as we kick off Summer 2018’s Summer Sex-Ed Advocacy Volunteer Program! This is a great oppurtunity to learn more about the clinics, birth control, STIs, healthy relationships and how to be a sex-ed advocate in the community. For more info email jackie.hoshing@accessclinics.org or call us at 956-688-3710”

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4. July 14 – Texas Music Helps: RGV Foodbank – Flood Relief Benefit Concert

7:30 PM – 2 AM

Cine El Rey

Event description:

“Texas Music Helps & The Historic Cine El Rey Theatre Foundation are hosting a RGV Flood Relief Fundraiser to help Food Bank RGV INC. This is an all volunteer non-profit event and 100% of donations will help Food Bank RGV INC’s RGV flood relief efforts.

Free event: Suggested donation $5-$20 (whatever you can help with) at the door.

Hosted by: Vinny Dee & Charlie Corona
w/Special Guests: Majer Skateboards
Live Music by: Relief, The Profused, Tierra Dulce, River Rock 7, Venomous, Kill Your Television, GibzDoesIt, YGR, Sin Pulse & Aztronot

If your business would like to help with this effort please message us or email texasmusichelps@gmail.com #RGVSTRONG

All Ages Event.

Doors open at 7:30pm
Live Music: 8pm-2am

Event sponsored by: The Historic Cine El Rey Theatre Foundation, Create Design Lab, Texas Metal BBQ, Widowmaker Studios & Kaboom Comics McAllen Tx”

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