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Women’s March For Justice

Women’s March For Justice

By on Mar 8, 2017 in News |

Women’s rights are human rights, regardless of a woman’s race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender expression or economic status. With a political climate and administration that has threatened these rights through rhetoric and practice, women and the community of the Rio Grande Valley will stand up and march to uplift the justice we seek and the dignity we deserve on Saturday, March 11. March 8th is recognized as International Working Women’s Day, a historical day of action and mobilization for women’s rights all over the world. For decades, women across borders and walls, have mobilized for a better world, justice and dignity for all. This March 11, we continue this struggle towards a new day for women in the RGV and everywhere. Join us, Saturday, March 11 at 9:30am in Brownsville in solidarity with this movement for women’s rights and justice! What: Women’s March For Justice When: March 11, 9:30 AM Where:  600 E. Harrison Street, Brownsville, TX. For more information contact: Fuerza del Valle Workers’ Center 956-283-5650 fuerzadelvalle@gmail.com or NLIRH RAL TX – “Las Poderosas” 956-459-1031 paula@latinainstitute.org CONTRIBUTE NOW AND DONATE TO FUERZA DEL VALLE (for check or money, click here for...

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Walk for Migrant Rights-July 11-Harlingen, TX

Walk for Migrant Rights-July 11-Harlingen, TX

By on Jul 8, 2016 in News |

Walk for Migrant Rights –– July 11, 2016 Lt. George Gonzalez Jr -500 W Harrison, Harlingen, Texas 6:30 PM to start at 7:00pm 1 Mile walk to the Prelude in downtown Harlingen Join us as we Walk for Migrant Justice!   The Domestic Workers’ Committee of Fuerza del Valle Workers’ Center invites you as: We walk to demand an end to family detention! It is a shame  as a society we claim to value families while openly incarcerating them- mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, daughters, sons, grandmothers- instead of supporting them to connect and find their loved ones. #EndFamilyDetention #FreetheFamilies #ShutDownDilley #ShutDownKarnesCity We walk to demand an end to the deaths of migrants in the borderlands as they try and reach a better life. We need an immigration policy that prioritizes human life; one that fully respects ALL of our human rights. We will be collecting donations of $1 to support the work of the South Texas Human Rights Center. $1 = 1 gallon of water that can save a life. We need funds to keep the water stations fully stocked all summer in north Hidalgo County, Webb County, Brooks County, and Kennedy County. #NoMoreDeaths #Falfurrias  We walk to call an end to the separation of families; an end to deportations that terrorizes our communities nationwide. We Walk for Justice for all Workers. #Not1More #StopDeportations Migration is not a crime. We walk for freedom! For more info email, txt, or call: fuerzadelvalle@gmail – (956)...

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Walk for Migrant Rights / Caminata por Derechos Migrantes

Walk for Migrant Rights / Caminata por Derechos Migrantes

By on Jun 9, 2016 in News |

    This Saturday morning, June 11th, join the Domestic Workers’ Committee of Fuerza del Valle Workers’ Center as we ‘Walk for Migrant Rights’ in Mission, TX. These monthly walks started in October of 2015, after the historic 100 Women 100 Mile ‘Walk For Justice’ of September. We have continued with these gatherings and they keep gaining momentum when we collectively meet up on the 11th of every month. We walk for an end to Family Detention, it can not be we claim to value families and incarcerate them instead of letting them unify with their love ones. We walk to end the deaths of migrants in the borders as they try and reach a better life. We need an immigration policy that prioritizes human life, that fully respects all of our human rights. We walk to end the separation of family that terrorizes our migrant communities nationwide. We walk because we all deserve freedom. We are joining the South Texas Human Rights Center, and are asking attendees to bring at least $1.00 for one gallon of water to support the Water Stations Project. The STHRC builds water stations in Brooks County and nearby areas for the migrants who are passing by, in need of water for survival. STHRC needs your help to keep this important project going.     If you would like to donate immediately you can donate here, or you can get in contact with the Workers’ Center at 956-283-5650 if you would like to drop off the donation in the RGV or have it picked up. What: Walk for Migrant Rights / Caminata por Derechos Migrantes When: 10 AM, June 11th, Saturday morning. Where: Starts at 2215 N Conway, Mission, TX 78572; Ends at 620 N Dunlap Ave, Mission, TX. RSVP for the Walk For Migrant Rights / Caminata por Derechos Migrantes on Facebook. ‘Like’ Fuerza del Valle on Facebook. ‘Like’ South Texas Human Rights Center on...

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Honoring Migrant Lives – Welcoming the Antorcha Guadalupana – Two Years of Human Rights Center in Falfurrias

Honoring Migrant Lives – Welcoming the Antorcha Guadalupana – Two Years of Human Rights Center in Falfurrias

By on Nov 5, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Members of Fuerza del Valle Workers’ Center participated in events Honoring Migrant Lives this past weekend and helped raise awareness on the plight of migrant families as they cross through the brush for a better life in the north. Friday, October 30th members and allies gathered at the South Texas Civil Rights Project in Alamo, where Fuerza del Valle is housed, to construct at traditional Day of the Dead altar for a ceremony to honor migrant lives. In the evening the dozens of unidentified bodies found in Brooks County in the previous year were honored with a ceremony that consisted of a moment of silence, offerings of water for the water stations in Brooks County, and a reading of the unidentified migrant bodies identifying exactly at which ranches and what date they were found. “That night at Fuerza, that was a beautiful altar we built. Seeing one up closely in real life was beautiful. It made me think of my own dad who has passed away. I took care of him during his last years but was not there for those final moments a lot like the families of these migrants. It’s a frustrating type of confusion; you can’t get rid of that….There’s no closure.” -Martha, Fuerza del Valle Member- Read more about this: Somber ceremony honors migrant lives Saturday the 31st we joined the South Texas Human Rights Center in welcoming the Antorcha Guadalupana and in celebrating two years of the Humans Rights Center and the fight to save Migrant Lives. We marched with the Antorcha for about a mile to the grounds of the Brooks County Courthouse where we then went on to commemorate the two year anniversary of the South Texas Human Rights Center, a big hug and shout out to Eduardo Canales, Sister Pam, and the community that supports the Human Rights Center and prioritizes the struggle to save Migrant Lives. The South Texas Human Rights Center maintains over 100 water stations throughout Brooks and surrounding Counties and has been the catalyst in getting DNA testing for migrant remains. Read more about this: Remembering the dead “I got motivated, they are so brave [the migrants] to continue forward for their lives, for their families. They...

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On Thanksgiving We Give Thanks to Working Families, to Immigrant Working Families

On Thanksgiving We Give Thanks to Working Families, to Immigrant Working Families

By on Nov 27, 2014 in News |

    The end of November is here once again, in what has become a tradition throughout the United States to gather with family and friends and enjoy pleasant moments, food, smiles and conversations.  Many homes will engage in reflection, some deeper than others, on why they are thankful and warrants their family’s gratitude. Health, family, a roof over one’s head, jobs; these are just some of the most common things people include of their list of blessings.  Rarely does society focus on the contribution of different sectors in the population to our wellbeing as something for which to give thanks.  We hope to highlight the contribution of working families, especially immigrant working families as a reason warranting our gratitude. Fuerza del Valle Workers’ Center gives thanks to working families on this special day and beyond this holiday by consistently supporting the transformation of our society to achieve more just and equitable communities.  We urge families to reflect on this. The “Texas Miracle”, a phenomenon many of our politicians are quick to make reference to when speaking of Texas, is in large due to the construction industry with record amounts of projects in every major urban area of the state.   There are close to one million construction workers who build our state.  They labor in the most dangerous state to work in construction, with the most deaths on the job than any other field in any other state. Construction companies, contractors, subcontractors and society have another reason to be grateful this November. It is thanks to the construction workers the construction industry has managed to grow at the pace it has, making an estimated $54 billion a year.  Without Texan construction workers our state would not flourish as it has.   We should give thanks to the men and women who labor every day to build our state, from roads to schools, government buildings, private businesses and homes.  In giving thanks to Texan construction workers we should acknowledge that about half of them labor in our state without documents. In other words, without immigrant workers our state would be unable to build itself. Beyond Thanksgiving we should demonstrate our gratitude by supporting and prioritizing the transformation of the construction industry...

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