Join us for this FREE public event to inform border residents about their First Amendment rights to free speech, peaceful assembly and protest; your rights during interactions with law enforcement, including in the “100-Mile Border Zone;” and offer tools for protecting your privacy and increasing government transparency in the fight to protect the borderlands.
Attorney David Donatti, the inaugural Samuels Family Legal Fellow at the ACLU of Texas, will be the featured speaker for this bilingual presentation designed to educate and empower border residents who face increasing militarization of their communities.
“Residents of the Lower Rio Grande Valley deserve to know what their rights are and what lines should not be crossed by the multitude of law enforcement agencies that patrol the border,” states David. “I am honored to be invited to share this important information, including special circumstances affecting immigrants and potential protestors, for all who wish to attend.”
Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. The venue is sponsored by The Historic Cine El Rey Theatre Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to “preserving the past for the future.” Popcorn will be available at no charge and the bar will be open for beverage purchases. Please arrive early for the best seating and downtown parking, which is free starting at 6 p.m.
At the conclusion of the program there will be time for attorneys to answer audience questions on relevant issues, including Trump’s “denaturalization taskforce” and passport denials for people born on the border.