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 (956)787-8171.

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