1. October 29 – 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 31st – November 2 – Día De Los Muertos Community Ofrenda

12 PM – 5 PM

1017 Hackberry Ave

Event description:

“The Texas Civil Rights Project will be hosting a community ofrenda at our Alamo office in the Rio Grande Valley, to commemorate lives lost to dangerous border-crossing situations here along the U.S.-Mexican border. We invite you to contribute to the ofrenda by posting pictures and stories of lost loved ones on this event page, or by sending them to info@texascivilrightsproject.org. We will be happy to develop these photos and add them to the ofrenda. All pictures and stories will be available for viewing at our office during our commemoration hours from 12PM-5PM CT, which will be open to all members of the public.

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El Proyecto de Derechos Civiles de Texas organizará una ofrenda comunitaria en nuestra oficina de Álamo en el Valle del Río Grande, para conmemorar vidas perdidas en el peligroso cruce de la frontera de EE. UU. Y México. Los invitamos a contribuir a la ofrenda publicando fotos e historias de perdidas de seres queridos en esta página del evento, o enviándolos a info@texascivilrightsproject.org. Estaremos encantados de desarrollar estas fotos y agregarlas a la ofrenda. Todas las fotos e historias estarán disponibles para verlas en nuestra oficina durante nuestras horas de conmemoración de 12 PM a 5 PM Tiempo Centro, que estará abierto a todos los miembros del público.”

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3. November 1 – Town Hall Against the Wall and Militarization: Planning Meeting
6:30 AM – 8:30 AM

McAllen Creative Incubator

Event Description:
The Trump administration’s intention to further militarize our communities in reaction to asylum seekers will harm migrants and RGV residents alike.

Get involved in the resistance by helping plan a grassroots town hall to help get the message to Congress that border residents are opposed to militarization and new border walls that will take people’s land away, cut us all off from the Rio Grande, and destroy our wildlife corridor and environment.

Customs and Border Protection is refusing to release information to the community and to hold public hearings about their plans, so we’re going to do it ourselves!

They are also dehumanizing and stirring up fear of families who desperately need our help, so we’re going to expose it!

We will be meeting to plan in the upstairs classroom of the Creative Incubator. Enter the building through the back door.

New faces are welcome, and there will be plenty of ways to get involved, such as distributing flyers, doing outreach to organizations and simply inviting your friends and neighbors.

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4. November 2 – Dia De Los Muertos Festival

4 PM – 12 AM

Historic Downtown Brownsville Pub Crawls

Event description:

“*Join us on Friday Nov 2nd for our first Dia De Los Muertos Festival!!!
-Local Music-
-Local Food-
– Alters-
-Catrina contest-

Event brought to you by :
Halfmoon Saloon
The Kraken Lounge
Double Trouble
Historic Palm Lounge
The Library
Dodici Pizza and Wine”

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5. November 3 – Día de Muertos Procession- LA VIEJADA at BUENA VIDA

5:30 PM

Carlotta K. Petrina Cultural Center
1452 E Madison St, Brownsville, Texas 78520

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6. November 3 – First Meeting – Brunch – Queer Comic Book Club

11 AM – 1 PM

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Gigi’s Restaurant & Cafe
1307 W Santa Rosa Ave, Edcouch, Texas 78538

Event description:

“This meeting will be used to build our official club and iron out details/answer any questions you might have! If you have considered joining the group, this meeting is your chance to sign up. See you there!”

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7. November 4 – Unfinished Chicano Business Vol. 2

12 PM – 3 PM

Rio Grande Valley

Event description:

“Last year 20 musicians came together to make the Valley’s first compilation of resistance music. This year Unfinished Chicano Business Vol. 2 will be the first compilation album of resistance poetry from Valley poets. The Trump era is going strong, families are being separated, kids and being traumatized and people are dying. What do you have to say about it?

I’m calling on all Valley poets, nepantleras, mc’s and wordsmiths to step up and speak your truth to power. I’m offering to record anyone who wants to participate but I’ll take any recording of your work. You can record yourself on your phone or computer it doesn’t matter, the important thing is what you have to say.

I’d like to get this out on July 4th to mark the anniversary of Vol. 1 but I want to make sure I get everyone who wants to speak on here so I’ll let that determine the completion date. Spread the word. Tell your friends. Recite new poems, old poems, English or Spanish. This is an intersectional work, it doesn’t have to be about immigration or politics specifically just your voice lifting the marginalized or ignored. If you’ve never written a poem before this is the perfect time to start. If you don’t live in the Valley anymore but want to contribute please do. The mic is open.

Submissions:
2 Poems or 5ish minutes max each poet (flexible)

The album will be released via Bandcamp when complete. You can check out last years comp here (ufcb.bandcamp.com).”

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