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Collection contains publications and pamphlets largely related to conferences such as the Raza Unida Youth conferences, Beyond Patriarchy, MEChA National and Regional conferences in 2009.
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.
Source: MEChA website, http://pages.uoregon.edu/mecha/?page_id=8 (accessed on October 25, 2011).
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If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.
[Identification of item], MECha records, UA 079, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.