MEChA - Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán

Chicanx/Latinx Resource Center

Phone: (323) 343-2190 | Email: mecha.csula@gmail.com

History:

Prior to 1969, there were various Mexican Student organizations such as the Mexican American Student Conference (MASC), United Mexican American Students (UMAS), and Mexican American Youth Organization (MAYO), throughout the Southwest (Aztlan). In March 1969, students, teachers, and community activists met at the University of California at Santa Barbara and drafted El Plan De Santa Barbara, a Chicano Plan for Higher Education. At this meeting, it was agreed upon that all participating student organizations from here on shall be known as MEChA.

Weekly Meetings:

Every Thursday at 3:15 - 4:15 p.m. at the Chicanx/Latinx Resource Center.

Located in the 2nd floor of the University-Student Union (U-SU) in the Cross Cultural Center. 

We invite everyone to joins us.

Anouncments:

10/22/17 - Labor Organizer Larry Itliong

Larry It

The Delano Manongs tells the story of farm labor organizer Larry Itliong and a group of Filipino farm workers who instigated one of the American farm labor movement’s finest hours – The Delano Grape Strike of 1965 that brought about the creation of the United Farm Workers Union (UFW). While the movement is known for Cesar Chavez’s leadership and considered a Chicano movement, Filipinos played a pivotal role. Filipino labor organizer, Larry Itliong, a cigar-chomping union veteran, organized a group of 1500 Filipinos to strike against the grape growers of Delano, California, beginning a collaboration between Filipinos, Chicanos and other ethnic workers that would go on for years.

http://www.delanomanongs.com/

10/18/17 - CLS Spring 2018 Upper Division Courses

CLS 2018

09/30/17 - Help Puerto Rico hurricane victims

PR Help

United for Puerto Rico

an initiative brought forth by the First Lady of Puerto Rico, Beatriz Rosselló, in collaboration with the private sector, with the purpose of providing aid and support to those affected in Puerto Rico by the passage of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane María. 100% of the proceeds will go to helping the victims afteced by these natural disasters in Puerto Rico.

UNICEF USA

Puerto Rico is in a state of crisis. In the wake of Hurricane Maria, mass flooding and destruction have put children throughout the island at risk. The governor has warned that this is “the worst hurricane in a century,” and that rebuilding will be a tremendously difficult undertaking.

UNICEF USA is mobilizing to get immediate, critical support — Emergency Relief Kits — to the children of Puerto Rico.

 

09/21/17 - Help Mexico's earthquake victims

MX Earthquake 

UNICEF Mexico - donaunicef.org.mx 

The United Nations Children's Fund is accepting donations for Mexico earthquake relief. Actress Salma Hayek donated $100,000 and launched a fundraiser for UNICEF through CrowdRise

Topos - topos.mx

Topos de Tlateloco was founded after the devastating 1985 earthquake in Mexico that killed thousands. It is a professional nonprofit rescue brigade. Topos, which means “moles” in Spanish, is mobilizing to find survivors of this earthquake.

For more info: http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-fg-donate-mexico-earthquake-relief-20170920-htmlstory.html

09/06/17 - Campus DACA Message

DACA Message

Fact Sheet Regarding Rescission of DACA - September 5, 2017:

https://www2.calstate.edu/attend/student-services/resources-for-undocumented-students/Pages/fact-sheet-re-rescission-of-daca.aspx

09/06/17 - DACA Forum

DACA

Fall 2017 is Here

Fall 2017

May 20-22, 2017 | 2017 Commencement

Checkout all the pictures: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cal-state-la/albums/with/72157684095675545

2017 grad

05/11/17 | City Terrace Tenants Beat Back Rent Hike | 12:30pm

From Olvera Plaza to 500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Renters in East LA are planning a march Thursday to demand rent control protections in unincorporated areas of LA County.

The march will begin at Olvera Plaza at 12:30 p.m. and continue to the Temple Street offices of County Supervisor Hilda Solis, who represents East LA.

The Los Angeles Center for Community Law and Action, in conjunction with Union de Vecinos and the LA Tenants Union, is organizing the event. Leading the marchers will be Roberto Perez and Carolina Rodriguez, two East LA renters who challenged a 63 percent rent increase in court—and won. A jury decided the rent increase wasn’t justified, as the unit was “uninhabitable.” - Elijah Chiland

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05/01/17 | May Day Marches | 10:30 a.m - 4:30 p.m

EastLos: Cal State LA  ->  Mariachi Plaza  -> Grand Park
Resist Los Angeles: MacArthur Park ->  Grand Park

¡El pueblo, unido, jamás será vencido!
When education is under attack, fight back!

EastLos - Rally: 10 a.m. at Free Speech Zone - Golden Eagle. Arrive at MARIACHI PLAZA by 12:30 p.m. 

May FirstWe Resist

04/22/17 | 8:30 a.m - 7:00 p.m | Cal State LA

Great Temple

04/18/17 | 12:15-1:30pm | Los Angeles Room A 

March

04/06/17 | 6-8pm | Los Angeles Room A 

The CSULA Chicana(o) and Latina(o) Studies Department and MEChA invite you to a celebration of a new anthology "U.S. Central Americans: Reconstructing Memories, Struggles, and Communities of Resistance".

U.S. Central America

03/24/17 - 03/26/17

MEChA de CSULA at San Francisco State University.

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May Day 5/1/17

One Fall

Resist

Pre-May Day Press Conference: 4/26/17

May Day Press

May Day Hija

Posters

MEChA de Cal State LA at City of Orgs Event

City Orgs

MEChA de Cal State LA at San Francisco State University for the 2017 National Association for Ethnic Studies

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