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Sueños Sin Fronteras Benefit Pachanga 

When: Sun., May 19, 12-6 p.m. 2019
Price: $5
Last summer, at the height of the family separation crisis, Laura D. Molinar formed Sueños Sin Fronteras as a task force uniting local physicians, nurses, social workers and social justice activists. The group’s inaugural humanitarian trip took place in July of 2018 with District 1 Councilman Roberto C. Treviño as part of the team. Nearly a year later, Sueños Sin Fronteras has evolved into a social justice collective dedicated to providing “humanitarian relief, emotional support, and wrap-around resources to immigrants and refugees seeking asylum in the United States.” Molinar says the group, which she co-directs with Isabel Ramos, has served upward of 1,500 asylum seekers. Outside of humanitarian trips to the border, the “Tejanx- and Latinx-powered” collective has stepped up to support San Antonio’s recently established immigration resource center by organizing volunteers and collecting essential supplies (including clothing, medication and hygiene products) and is working with immigrant affairs offices in New York and Los Angeles on sustainability strategies for migrant families in transit. The organization’s out-of-state outreach endeavors led to a collaboration with the Cities for Action Coaltion to promote the creation of city-specific resource sheets. “As a major city in South Texas, we believe that we have an obligation to use our privilege, resources, skills and community to assist our fellow people in need,” Molinar explained via email. In an effort to raise awareness and support from the San Antonio community, Sueños Sin Fronteras is setting up shop at Paper Tiger on Sunday for a family-friendly fundraiser featuring food, drinks, a donation drive and raffle, a card-making table, art for purchase from local artists (including a print made especially for the occasion by Cruz Ortiz of Burnt Nopal), local writer and teatrista Marisela Barrera reading from her story “Frontera/Frontier: Chaos at the US-Mexico Border” and musical entertainment courtesy of cumbia rockers Los De Esta Noche, Nicolas Valdez of the Xicano roots fusion quartet Los Nahuatlatos and the local chapter of the “all-girl” DJ collective Chulita Vinyl Club.


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