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About MEChA de WOU


Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA) De Western Oregon University a student organization that promotes higher education, cultura (culture), and historia (history). MEChA was founded on the principles of self-determination for the liberation of our people. We believe that political involvement and education is the avenue for change in our society.

Each word in MEChA symbolizes a great concept in terms of la causa. Movimiento means that the organization is dedicated to the movement to gain self-determination for our people. Estudiantil, identifies the organization as a student group for we are part of our Raza's future. At the heart of the name is the use of the identity: Chicano. At first seen as a negative word, now taken for a badge of honor. In adopting their new identity, the students committed themselves to return to the barrios, colonias, or campos and together, struggle against the forces that oppress our gente. Lastly, the affirmation that we are Indigenous people to this land by placing our movement in Aztlan, the homeland of all peoples from Anahuak.

[Taken from Offical National Mecha Website]

MEChA de WOU has their general meetings on Tuesday of the every week.

Meetings occur at 6:00PM in the Calapooia Room of the Werner University Center.



MEChA de WOU 2010-2011 Executive Board

Advocacy Liason-------------------------------Rubit Ramirez
External Co-Chair-----------------------------Ashley Motley
Financial Advisor----------------------Cristobal Arredondo
Internal Co-Chair-------------------------Elizabeth Heredia
Public Relations Officer ----------------Emmanuel Macias
Political Action----------------------------------Rocio Olivera
Raza Outreach-------------------------------------Laura Perez
Secretary----------------------------------------Rodolfo Garcia
Special Topic- (OSP)---------------------------------------TBD
Staff Advisor-------------------------Alicia Monrroy-Marin
Faculty Sponsor----------------------------Karie Mize Ed.D.




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