Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/Chicano de Aztlan
    “la Union hace La Fuerza”
Meetings are every other Friday @ 12:00 PM in the CESA Lounge ~ Rm. 314 in the Univ. of Utah Union

 
 
 
¿What is MEChA?
 
MEChA is an acronym for Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/Chicano de Aztlan. MEChA is much more than a club -- we are a National student organization that unites all Chicana/o students in their quest to enhance the development of our society.  In order to do this we need an organized and focused organization with committed leaders and members who are willing to be role models for our community.  We must be willing to build and demonstrate strong character in mind and body if we are to accomplish significant change in attitudes and behavior in our families, friends, acquaintances and leaders.
 
The word Chicano/Chicana is derived from MEXICA (Me-shi-ka), the name of the people that wondered  from Aztlan to Tenochitlan. Meaning “people of the earth”.
 
Chicanismo is the tie that binds all members of MEChA. Chicanismo is carnalismo, responsibility and commitment to all Chicana/o sisters and brothers throughout the university and community regardless of their socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, phenotype, physical ability, citizenship status, age, appearance, gender, ability, language, and/or religion. Chicanismo further implies a respect for us as Chicanas/os for our history, our value. Therefore, the term Chicana/o is grounded in a philosophy not a nationality. Chicana/o is a state of mind, not a birthright.    
 For more information please contact:
 Luciano Marzulli ~ MEChA Advisor/Program Coordinator

 Phone:  801.587.9567
 Fax:  801.581.1234

 Email:  lmarzulli@sa.utah.edu                   
 
 Mail:  Union Building, Room 315 Amailto:lmarzulli@sa.utah.edushapeimage_3_link_0
 

Welcome to MEChA