WEBVTT 00:00:00.000 --> 00:00:03.000 Are you looking for an opportunity to bring some positive change? 00:00:03.000 --> 00:00:07.000 Here at MEChA de WOU we work on advocating for equal rights and justice for all. 00:00:07.000 --> 00:00:11.000 Hello my name is Hector Virgen-Marquez and I am the political action. 00:00:11.000 --> 00:00:14.000 I'm Evelyn Guzman and I'm external co-chair for MEChA de WOU. 00:00:14.000 --> 00:00:18.000 We are here to inform you about MEChA, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlan. 00:00:18.000 --> 00:00:21.000 MEChA was formed on campus in 1998. 00:00:21.000 --> 00:00:25.000 We currently have 12 members, but many other people around campus consider themselves mechistas. 00:00:25.000 --> 00:00:30.000 We meet every Tuesday at six pm in the Calapooia Room at the Werner University Center. 00:00:30.000 --> 00:00:34.000 Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlan, MEChA, de Western Oregon University 00:00:34.000 --> 00:00:41.000 is a student organization that focuses on education, historia, history, and cultura, culture. 00:00:41.000 --> 00:00:46.000 MEChA was founded on the principles of self-determination for the liberation of our people. 00:00:46.000 --> 00:00:51.000 We believe that political involvement and education are the avenues for change in our society. 00:00:51.000 --> 00:00:54.000 MEChA de WOU attends many conferences throughout the year. 00:00:54.000 --> 00:00:59.000 Some of the conferences that we attend annually are the Oregon Students of Color conference, 00:00:59.000 --> 00:00:62.000 the MEChA regional conference, and the MEChA national conference. 00:01:02.000 --> 00:01:06.000 We also host events such as the Dia de los Muertos, Chicanx week, and the Si Se Puede Conference. 00:01:06.000 --> 00:01:09.000 We believe that the movement can only continue with your help. 00:01:09.000 --> 00:01:18.000 If you're interested in joining us feel free to contact us at mecha@wou.edu or simply attend one of our meetings on Tuesdays. 00:01:18.000 --> 00:01:26.000 We also have social media you can follow us on such as Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat with our username mecha de wou. 00:01:26.000 --> 00:01:31.000 La Union Hace la Fuerza. Together we are stronger. We hope to see you soon.