1. October 23 to November 9 – Remember Me: Celebrating El Dia De Los Muertos Exhibit

10 AM – 4 PM

Brownsville Heritage Museum
1335 E Washington St, Brownsville, Texas 78520

Event description:

“In celebration of Dia de Los Muertos, the Brownsville
Historical Association, in partnership with the Consul of
Mexico at Brownsville, invite you to explore a community
exhibition of an ofrenda altar. This year’s theme, Remember
Me, reflects on the customs of Dia De Los Muertos (the Day
of the Dead). The tradition is not concentrating on the
stereotypical ideologies, but the symbolisms and the essence
of rejoicing in life and not fearing death. To celebrate and
pay tribute to our loved ones who have passed, join us in
providing offerings to the colorfully decorated altar with
traditional items like calaveras (sugar skulls), cempazuchitl’s
(marigolds), papel picado, foods, and personal items, to
welcome the returning spirits during this holiday.

Exhibit is included with paid museum admission.

For more information call: 956-548-1313”

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2. October 24 – Access for Sex Ed: All About “Virginity”

12 PM – 1 PM

UTRGV – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (Edinburg, TX)
1201 W University Drive, Edinburg, Texas 78539

Event description:

“Hey!
This week we’ll be discussing all about the concept of virginity & healthy sex communication. Come grab your free pizza and condoms and join us!
We’ll also be deciding on our shirt logo for our Austin trip fundraiser!

BTW we’re in the same room all semester!
Estac 1.102”

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3. October 25 – Family Separation Crisis on the Border & How You Can Help

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

UTRGV Edinburg
EEDUC 1.102

Event description:

“THURSDAY October 25, 2018 @ 12:15pm
UTRGV-Edinburg Campus (EEDUC 1.102)

Efrén C. Olivares is an attorney at the Texas Civil Rights Project, which led the family separation crisis in McAllen over the summer. Efrén will discuss how he and his team became involved in the crisis, what work they continue to do to reunite separated families, the challenges and opportunities these families have faced in the process, and how the community can become involved.

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Efrén C. Olivares is the Director of the Texas Civil Rights Project’s Racial and Economic Justice Program. He handles and supervises cases in state and federal court involving institutional discrimination, constitutional violations, immigrants’ rights, disability and economic rights, among others. Efrén is passionate about working to provide equality of opportunity to people regardless of their ethnic or racial background, and their economic or immigration status. He represents clients in state and federal courts, including on appeals, as well as before international human rights bodies. Efrén immigrated from Mexico to Texas with his family at the age of 13, and is devoted to advocating for the constitutional and human rights of immigrants and their families. He writes frequently on issues of relevance for the rights of immigrants in South Texas, and has represented hundreds of families separated from their children under the federal administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy last summer.

Efrén joined TCRP’s South Texas office in 2013 after working at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and at Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP (now Norton Rose Fulbright) before that. He earned a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania (summa cum laude), and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

If you need special accommodations for this event contact Yajaira Rivera at yajaira.rivera@utrgv.edu”

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4. October 27 – Los Muertos Bailan Catrin & Catrina Costume Contest

6 PM – 10 PM

415 West University Drive, Edinburg, TX 78541

Event description:

“Get in the spirit of Los Muertos Bailan and participate in the annual Catrin and Catrina Costume Contest for both Children and Adults. This Family Friendly festival celebrates the rich culture and tradition of Dia De Los Muertos where we remember and celebrate the lives of our dearly departed. Come join the festivities or sign up for the title of Best Catrin or Best Catrina!”

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5. October 28 – Food Not Bombs Monthly Serving

5 PM – 7 PM

Archer Park
101 N. Broadway, McAllen, Texas 78501

Event description:

“When a billion people go hungry each day, how can we spend another dollar on war?

Food Not Bombs is an affinity based movement that recovers food & items that might be wasted and shares free vegan and vegetarian meals with the hungry in over 1,000 cities around the world in protest to war, poverty, and the destruction of the environment & in celebration of our community and mutual aid.

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ANYONE CAN EAT. ANYONE CAN VOLUNTEER.

FEEL FREE TO DONATE. Bring a vegan dish! Donate clothing! Bring anything that you feel would benefit the Really, Really Free Market, such as toiletries (hygiene products), makeup, children’s toys, and anything else that you don’t need that you feel would benefit somebody else.

And if anything, donate your time. Come join us and enjoy delicious vegan food with friends.
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Cuando billones de personas sufren de hambre todo los días, como es posible gastar otra dollar más en la guerra?

Comida No Bombas es un movimiento que consiste en un grupo de voluntarios que recupera comida y objetos como ropa y artículos higiénicos y comparte platillos veganos y vegetarianos gratis para cualquier persona hambrienta en más de 1,000 ciudades en todo el mundo. Este movimiento es un protesta sin violencia, contra la guerra, pobreza, y la destrucción de el ambiente y una celebración de la comunidad y ayuda mutua.

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POR FAVOR DONE SI PUEDE. ¡Traega un plato vegano! ¡Done su ropa vieja! Traiga todo lo que considere que podría beneficiar al “Mercado Gratis,” como artículos de tocador (productos de higiene), maquillaje, juguetes para niños y cualquier otra cosa que no necesite que sienta que beneficiaría a alguien más.

Y, en todo caso, done su tiempo. Venga y únase a nosotros y disfrute de deliciosas comidas veganas con amigos.”

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