MEChA, a University of Oregon student union originated with another organization in 1964, known as the Chicano Student Union. The union took the name MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano Aztlan) in 1969. There are about 300 MEChA Chapters in existence nationwide. MEChA has four specific programs: Ganas, La Jotera, Mujeres and Raza Unida Youth Conference.
The Mujeres program began in 1995 to aid empowerment of Chicanas within MEChA and women of color in other women’s groups.
Source: MEChA website, http://pages.uoregon.edu/mecha/?page_id=8 (accessed on October 25, 2011).
Collection contains one informational pamphlet describing the MEChA program Mujeres.
[Identification of item], MEChA Mujeres records, UA 080, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.
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