Report on Busy Week for SWTX Chapter

Meeting With Central Texas Chapter

On March 27, the Southwest Texas Chapter joined the Central Texas Chapter for a meeting on immigration issues at the Palm Valley Lutheran Church in Round Rock.  The speakers from the Austin Workers Defense Project discussed the plight of both documented and undocumented construction workers in the Austin area.  Immigration reform is sorely needed.  Please go to WDP’s web site for additional information and upcoming events.

BOPA Recycling

DSC04067MFSA sponsored our 6th annual BOPA (Batteries, Oil, Paint, Antifreeze) recycling event on Saturday at Crestview UMC.  We had 86 vehicles bringing items from 14 different zip codes.  (We do not have the official counts yet, but we collected well over 400 gallons of paint, plus hundreds of pounds of batteries!)  Thanks to the Crestview United Methodist Men and Rev. Linda Elford, as well as many MFSA volunteers. Thanks to Kerry Stevens for leading this event!

An Unreal Dream – The Michael Morton Story

Our MFSA Chapter teamed up with Saint John’s UMC’s Risk-Taking Mission & Service committee to provide a screening of An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story at Saint John’s on Sunday evening.  This inspiring film portrays the harrowing true tale of Michael Morton of Georgetown.  Wrongly convicted of the brutal murder of his young wife, Morton spent twenty-five years in the Texas prison system.  Collaborating with his attorney and the Innocence Project, Morton was cleared through DNA testing.  In the process he brought to bear the plight of America’s unjust imprisonments.

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