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

Sunday, May 16, 2010

UChicago Coalition for Immigrant Rights

MEChA at the University of Chicago has been actively working in partnership with the newly registered student organization UChicago Coaltion for Immigrant Rights, a student group serving as part of the local, state, and national movement for comprehensive immigration reform.

UChicago Coalition for Immigrant Rights (UCIRR) is a student group meant to educate various communities on the immigrant experience and its history. The group uses this as background to stress the importance for modern day immigration reform with projects carried out in conjunction with partner organizations in Chicago and across the U.S. UCCIR has also initiated local campus projects to push for university support of aid for undocumented students.

Latest events:


Chicago Students Launch Statewide Week of Action
Starting with University of Chicago Tuesday May 18th @ 12 noon on the main quads (Ellis and 58th)

Each year, 65,000 students graduate from American high schools without having the realistic possibility to attend college

2 million undocumented minors in the U.S. equals 2 million minds that will be prevented from furthering their knowledge through attending college

University of Chicago Coalition for Immigrant Rights Presents:
"Rally for Equal Access to Education For All Students"

Students around Chicago demand equal access to education for all students regardless of their legal status!

Come hear them talk!!

For further info contact Cindy, cagustin@uchicago.edu

and check out the facebook event!