stands for Movimiento Estudiantil Chican@
de Aztlan. Or Student Movement Chican@
of Aztlan. The official moto of MEChA
is "La Union Hace La Fuerza" or 'Together we are stronger'.
The purpose of MEChA
is encourage Chican@s
to go finish college, a safe place for Chican@s
to discuss political issues, and to organize protests and/or boycotts.
was founded in the 1960's during the protests of the war in Vietnam. During this time they published some documents that some took as militant. But since then MEChA
has yet to organize any kind of violent protest.
Many have used MEChA
documents from the 1960's to smear MEChA
but have yet to point out any current events that would be considered violent or militant
chapters are independent from one another. Meaning that one MEChA chapter does not take orders from another chapter.