5 events in the RGV to check out this week — November 26 – December 2, 2018

1. November 27 – Xicanisma: Rape Culture and Deconstructing Machismo

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

UTRGV Student Union
1201 W University Dr., Edinburg, Texas 78539

Event description:

“XICANISMA is making their RGV debut on November 27, 2018 at 12:15 at the UTRGV-Edinburg Student Union Theater!

They will be facilitating a discussion on rape culture & deconstructing machismo.

Cassandra Alicia is the founder of online Latina feminist platform “Xicanisma.” Boasting over 300k followers, Xicanisma aims to disrupt oppressive narratives through critical analysis and humor. Though Xicanisma was created to make a space for Chicanas/Latinas, Xicanisma highlights the struggles of all marginalized groups of people. Cassandra is also the co-host of “Bitter Brown Femmes”, a podcast that offers critiques and commentary of social justice, pop culture, and Latinx issues.

You can follow Xicanisma on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/xicanisma/

You can listen to the Bitter Brown Femmes podcast here: https://soundcloud.com/bitterbrownfemmes

If you have any questions, concerns, or need accommodations feel free to contact event organizer Amanda Tovar at amanda.tovar01@utrgv.edu”

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2. November 27 – Personal Finance Workshop

3:30 PM – 6 PM

Grindstone Coworking (Edinburg, TX)
506 W. University Dr., Edinburg, Texas 78539

Event description:

“In this interactive workshop, participants will understand the importance of budgeting, utilizing credit reports, and protecting against identity theft in their personal banking matters.

Participants will learn strategies to build a simple budget and pay off debt, the importance of reading a credit report and how to maintain a healthy credit score, and how to safeguard against fraudulent activity on their statements.

Pre-registration for this workshop is recommended to ensure adequate seating and material. And don’t forget to bring your laptop or tablet!”

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3. November 30 – Friday Night Hike

5:45 PM – 7:15 PM

McAllen Nature Center
4101 West Business 83, McAllen, Texas 78501

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Event description:

“Enjoy an evening with the creatures of the night! Bring a flashlight, bug spray, and wear close-toed shoes. We’ll spend an hour slowly covering about 1/2 mile of trails, carefully and quietly looking for anything we might see along the path. We’ll look for spiders, bats, frogs, toads, scorpions, and nocturnal birds.

Park admission is $1/person suggested donation. The program is provided free of charge”

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4. November 30 – Historic Edcouch-Elsa 1968 Walkout Documentary Screening

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

UTRGV Edinburg

Event description:

“The Edcouch-Elsa High School Walkout of November 14, 1968, was a defining moment in Rio Grande Valley history and a key component in the Chicano Civil Rights Movement as the event provided an entire community with the reassurance that their voices could and did make a difference.

The heroic Edcouch-Elsa Walkout was a combustion of the many years of experiencing racism, segregationist policies, and discrimination at the hands of the Anglo educators and administrators. The Mexican American students, however, realized their own potential and had the courage to envision Edcouch-Elsa as a great place to receive an education.

Fifty years later, we celebrate the fruit of their heroic actions.

It is because of the student’s dedication to their community, determination to fight for a better future, and selflessness that we are able to exercise many of our rights and freedoms today in the Rio Grande Valley. They are heroes of the Rio Grande Valley and the Edcouch- Elsa High School Walkout is one of the most important historical events of the 20th century in the US.

Join us on Friday. Nov. 30 at 6:30 PM at the UTRGV – Edinburg Campus for a documentary screening to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Walkout. This will be the first time this documentary will be shown publicly.

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The screening will be following by a short Q&A session between the audience and participants who were part of the historic Walkout.”

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5. December 1 – Santa Ana 75th Anniversary

9 AM – 3 PM

Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge
3325 Green Jay Rd, Alamo, Texas 78516

Event description:

“Santa Ana is 75 years young this year and we would like to celebrate with you! Join us as we reach a milestone in 75 years of conservation.

Activities, speakers, and guests to be announced.
Stay Tuned

Interested in participating as a volunteer or speaker?
Send a message via FB Messenger.”

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