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

Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday traditionally celebrated on November 1 and 2. It is a gathering of family and friends to pray for and remember loved ones who have died. Remembrances are traditionally in the form of self-constructed altars dedicated to the memory of those passed.

Our specific Dia de los Muertos celebration this year will begin with a brief introduction to the event, either by a MEChA member or a guest speaker from the UofC community. We will display two altars, one dedicated to those lost in their attempts to arrive in the US and the second will be dedicated to the memory of family and friends lost to members of the UofC community.

Furthermore, we will have musical guests Fandanguero as well as artists visit to perform and display their work.

Snapshots from Dia de los Muertos Fall 2007

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