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

RSO Collaboration

Aside from being MEChistas, various MEChA members also hold membership and leadership positions in other campus organizations. As a result of such connections, MEChA frequently collaborates with various RSOs on campus including the Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS), the Puerto Rican Student Association (PRSA), Students Organizing United with Labor (SOUL), and the newly formed Interested Ladies of Lambda Theta Alpha Latina Sorority.

Several MEChA ladies participated in the OLAS Cultural Show performances of 2008.

The Interested Ladies of Lambda Theta Alpha work closely with MEChA to get involved on campus and in the community by organizing various service projects, fund raisers, and most recently through the support of the Uncommon Fund, the first UChicago Cinco de Mayo Celebration.

MEChistas along with other Latino/a organizations on campus attend the annual Latino/a Night hosted at the beginning of fall quarter by OLAS.

MEChA continues its commitment to the labor movement by staying up to date and involved in campus worker issues. In the fall of '07, MEChA and SOUL members organized several worker rights rallies in support of a 4% wage increase for clerical and janitorial staff at the University of Chicago. Read about the most recent campus worker rights campaign here.

MEChistas gathered with interested UChicago students to attend the May Day rally of '08 which focused on immigrant rights.

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