ACTION: Help the South Texas Civil Rights Project

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The South Texas Civil Rights Project (located in San Juan, TX) is a non-profit, public interest
organization which provides free legal services to those in the
Valley’s low-income community whose civil rights have been violated.

We are pleased to announce our 3rd annual Noche de Fiesta –
Celebrating Commitment to the Community on Wednesday September 3,
2008, at the McAllen Chamber of Commerce. This event celebrates and
honors individuals striving for human rights in our community.
Proceeds from the evening will enable us to continue providing
advocacy in a variety of areas and free legal assistance to low-income
Valley residents.

Please consider donating to our raffle or silent auction and support
the very important work that we do. All donations will be
acknowledged in the evening’s program booklet. In previous years,
donations came in the forms of gift certificates, art pieces, books,
zines/magazines, furniture. Monetary donations are always welcome.

The South Texas Civil Rights Project cannot afford to do this work
without your support. Thanks to community support, we have helped many
people achieve a quality of life in the community that would not
otherwise have been possible. Your support will allow us to continue
to protect civil rights and will be greatly appreciated by the people
we assist.

For further information, get in touch with Noemi Martinez, legal
assitant, at or Corinna Spencer-Scheurich, Equal
Justice Works Attorney at Both can be reached at

Noche de Fiesta
Celebrating Commitment to the Community
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash
(north of Business 83, just east of Archer Park)
Reception 6:30 p.m.
Awards 7:30 p.m.
(Food catered by Edible Pursuits)
Tickets: $30
For more information call (956) 787-8171

“The work of the Texas Civil Rights Project is critical in the struggle to bring about justice and equality in Texas .” –César Chávez

One response to “ACTION: Help the South Texas Civil Rights Project

  1. You people need your heads examined. Joe Arpaio is enforcing the laws of the United States, as his job description calls for. Does the word ILLEGAL have any meaning for you??

    You act like a bunch of spoiled toddlers who demand to have your way no matter how inconvenient, irrational or outrageous your so-called needs are.

    If someone enters this country illegally, they are criminals, just like if you entered someone’s house illegally. WHAT NERVE YOU HAVE!

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