Release: After More Than 30 Years, Street Lights Illuminate Colonia Sunny Skies With A Brighter Tomorrow

September 18, 2023

LUPE members of Colonia Sunny Skies celebrate their newly installed public street lights; after more than 30 years of being left in the dark, residents organized to lighten up their neighborhood.

What: Colonia Sunny Skies is celebrating the installation of public streetlights after more than 30 years of living in the dark. Residents of Colonia Sunny Skies came together under the guidance of LUPE organizers to petition for the right to safer streets through the installment of public streetlights. Now they are celebrating this accomplishment and looking forward to brighter tomorrow. 

When: Monday, September 18th, 2023 starting at 6:00 PM CDT to 8:00 PM CDT 

Where: 2551 Sunny Skies Rd, Brownsville, TX 78521

Who: La Unión Del Pueblo Entero and Colonia Sunny Skies residents 

Visuals: La Unión Del Pueblo Entero will be in attendance at the celebration as residents gather and celebrate with one another. Chants and speeches will be given throughout the event.

To schedule an in person or  virtual interview in English or Spanish with a spokesperson from LUPE, please contact Ramiro Gonzalez at or (956)360-4277.


LUPE is a nonprofit organization that helps the community organize for and win a better quality of life. LUPE was founded in 1989 by farmworker and civil rights leaders Cesar E. Chavez and Dolores Huerta. We are a membership-based organization and our strength is found in the participation of our over eight thousand members.