MEChA de Glendale Community College

Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA) is a student organization that promotes higher education, cultura, and historia.

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 organiza

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VamosAz Run 09/20/2017

VamosAz Run

VamosAz Run La Carrera de “Vamos AZ 2017” es un evento para toda la familia ! Es un evento que fomenta la actividad fisica para mejorar la salud y union familiar. Si nunca a corrido 5K ( Kilometros) o caminado 1 Milla pues este evento es perfecto para todos ! Se llevara a cabo el 30 de Septiembre en...


Taking a a look at the bigger picture. Thoughts??

Timeline photos 04/30/2017

Timeline photos

May Day, we march to resist the attacks on our community in light of a new battle against Trump but one where we focus on state violence and criminalization of our communities. We demand ICE be removed from 4th Ave Jail and the removal of Trump/Arpaio culture in Arizona. We march and remember our generational resistance on May Day and continue to fight for our people in the struggle.


Mecha nationals group photo

Timeline photos 03/21/2017

We all have rights! Todos nosotros tenemos derechos! We just have to be vigilant in learning and understanding them. The rights that "protect" us are also our non-violent ammunition in the fight against oppression which affects us ALL. It's also important for us as Mechistas to know OUR rights so we may educate those in our communities who may not have knowledge of them for whatever reasons. Please Share!

Usted tiene derechos! No habra la puerta si es ICE.

Curso hoy a las 6:30pm

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Resistance through Existence: La Lucha Sigue! MEChA de ASU Youth Conference Registration 03/21/2017

Resistance through Existence: La Lucha Sigue! MEChA de ASU Youth Conference Registration

Youth Conference registration (hosted by Mecha de ASU). Please share with anyone who is interested and send out to high schools and any community organizations.

Resistance through Existence: La Lucha Sigue! MEChA de ASU Youth Conference Registration The Conference will be April 21st, 2017 at 8am - 2:30pm. This year's theme is "Resistance through Existence: La Lucha Sigue!". There will be workshops throughout the day on helpful resources to get into college, history, empowerment, culture, and many more. Lunch will be provided. Shirts and merchan...

MEChA Youth Conference Workshop Sign-Up 03/21/2017

MEChA Youth Conference Workshop Sign-Up

Information regarding the youth conference being hosted by Mecha de ASU in April. Sign up to give a workshop. Volunteers are always welcomed. We need to mobilize our youth!!#

MEChA Youth Conference Workshop Sign-Up Please fill out the following form if you are interested in presenting a workshop at this years Mecha de ASU Youth Conference. This conference is dedicated to high school students from across the valley. This year's theme is "Resistance through Existence: La Lucha Sigue!". We encourage you to presen...

Timeline photos 03/15/2017

Timeline photos

Hey Glendale! Your favorite carnival, Frazier Shows is returning. This time we'll be at Glendale Community College. We'll be open from 3/16 to 3/19. Like and share this photo to be enter to win 2 FREE VIP wristbands along with 2 FREE Frazier Shows T-shirts! We'll pick a winner this Friday the 17th. Good Luck


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Chicanos por la causa


Maikol had not luck


Claudia's turn


Michael's turn


Pie face challenge


Having thanksgiving together

Timeline photos 12/02/2016

If interested, please enroll in this amazing class. Lets learn about the Native American heritage

La campesina tour 11/20/2016

La campesina tour

Timeline photos 11/20/2016

Hello friends, we need your help. Lets help our fellow brothers and sisters of the LGBT club by donating some of the items needed in the poster below. Thank you very much.

Timeline photos 11/19/2016

Timeline photos




FREE MOVIE IN THE PARK WITH COUNCILMAN MICHAEL NOWAKOWSKI. Thank you Francisco for letting M.E.Ch.A. be part of this awesome community event.


City of Phoenix University Park movie night

Regional Meetings 11/17/2016

Regional Meetings

Political events 11/17/2016

Political events

Dia De Los Mu***os 2016 11/17/2016

Dia De Los Mu***os 2016

Timeline photos 11/12/2016

Finding Photos in the GCC Archives.


Repping MECHA at Bernie Sanders Rally in PHX

Timeline photos 11/05/2016

Hello Amigos! There is an event on Sunday we would love for you all to support. Our fellow Mechista Martin Conde found out his close friend's lil nephew has cancer. If we come together to give our time, energy, prayers, and donations it will help this child heal through this difficult time. Thank you and God Bless you all!!! If you are unable to attend but still want to donate send us a message and we will make sure your donations get to Anthony W. Nevarez and his family.

-Mecha de Glendale Community College

Event Location: 4312 N. 66th Drive
PHX, AZ 85033

When: Sunday, Nov. 6th, 2016 10am-9pm

Infomation contacts:
Neto: 480-257-9085
Monce: 623-755-5037

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6000 W Olive Ave
Glendale, AZ

General information

In March of 1969, at Denver, Colorado the Crusade for Justice organized the first National Chicano Youth Liberation Conference that drafted the basic premises for the Chicana/Chicano Movement in El Plan de Aztlán.

The following month, in April of 1969, over 100 Chicanas/Chicanos came together at University of California, Santa Barbara to formulate a plan for higher education: El Plan de Santa Barbara. With this document they were successful in the development of two very important contributions to the Chicano Movement: Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA) and Chicano Studies.

The adoption of the name Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan signaled a new level of political consciousness among student activists. It was the final stage in the transformation of what had been loosely organized, local student groups, into a single structure and a unified student movement.

Adamant rejection of the label "Mexican-American" meant rejection of the assimilation and accommodationist melting pot ideology that had guided earlier generations of activists. Chicanismo involves a crucial distinction in a political consciousness between a Mexican-American (Hispanic) and a Chicana/o mentality. El Plan de Santa Barbara speaks to such issues of identity politics by asserting:

"The Mexican-American (Hispanic) is a person who lacks respect for his/her cultural and ethnic heritage. Unsure of her/himself, she/he seeks assimilation as a way out of her/his "degraded" social status. Consequently, she/he remains politically ineffective. In contrast, Chicanismo reflects self-respect and pride on one's ethnic and cultural background. Thus, the Chicana/o acts with confidence and with a range of alternatives in the political world. She/he is capable of developing an effective ideology through action" (El Plan de Santa Barbara).

MEChA played an important role in the creation and implementation of Chicana/o Studies and support services programs on campus. Chicana/o Studies programs would be a relevant alternative to established curricula. Most important, the Chicana/o Studies program would be the foundation of MEChA's political power base. Today many Chicana/os Studies Programs would have difficulty operating if it were not for the enthusiasm and dedication of Mechistas to Chicana/o Studies.

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