UChicago MEChA

Who is M.E.Ch.A?

El Movimiento Estudiantil Chican@ de Aztlan (M.E.Ch.A) is part of a larger movement and our specific M.E.Ch.A. chapter is both an activist and cultural recognized student organization, that uses community service, political involvement and education as a means for change. M.E.Ch.A. is not only open to Chicana/o or Latina/o students but also to anyone who identifies with and commits themselves to promoting culture, history and higher education as devices of change among the oppressed.

Our weekly meetings are held every Tuesday at 7:00PM in OMSA: 5710 S. Woodlawn

Donations are always welcome! Mail checks to 5706 S. University Ave. Chicago, IL 60637
Payable to: The University of Chicago- M.E.Ch.A

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Chavez/Huerta Week

Formerly known as Cesar Chavez Week, the newly re-named Cesar Chavez-Dolores Huerta Commemoration Week is a series of educational and informational events promoting involvement and activism in varying fields including but not limited to education, politics, legal justice and the labor movement. The events are hosted by MEChA with input and participation with other campus RSOs and take place at the beginning of spring quarter.

This year's events include:

Thursday April 2nd
Immigrant Bashing: Human and Civil Rights Violations in the U.S.A. Today
A teach-in by the Latino Union of Chicago 
7:30pm @ OMSA 5710 Woodlawn

Monday April 6th
The Bandana Project: Sexual Exploitation of Farmworker Women
6:00 @ OMSA Community Lounge

Monday April 6th
What is a Chicano?
A Panel on Chicano Identity
7:30 @ OMSA Community Lounge

Wednesday April 8th
Dolores Huerta: A Woman in Pursuit of Justice
MEChA's Chavez-Huerta Keynote
7pm-9pm @ OMSA 5710 
(for more information on Dolores Huerta see 
http://www.greatwomen.org/women.php?action=viewone&id=81 and http://www.doloreshuerta.org/ )

Tuesday April 7th
Dreaming of Higher Education
A DREAM Act Informational
6:30 @ OMSA 5710

Thursday April 9th
Arte Popular: Activism Through Art
5:30-7:30 @ SMART Museum

Friday April 10th
Movie Night
Screening of "The Fight in the Fields"
6pm @ OMSA 5710

See here for a link to our facebook event!

Hope to see you this week!

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