Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlan (MEChA)

MEChA is a nationwide non-profit student organization representing the interests of high school and college students of color through self-empowerment, solidarity, and social justice for our communities. MEChA is rooted in the Chicano/x movement, and is composed of individual chapters across regions of the U.S. The MEChA de WWU chapter is part of the Alto Pacifico Region (Pacific Northwest Region).

I was on the executive board for the MEChA de WWU chapter from 2015-2018, and from 2017-2018 I was one of the Co-Chairs. Throughout my time in MEChA, I have contributed to organizing several large campus events such as the annual Ridin’Low In the 360 Lowrider Show, and Dia de Los Muertos celebration in Bellingham. I have also participated in regional and national MEChA conferences, and in 2019 I presented a workshop on Planning Just Cities: Rejecting Colonial Urbanism to Radically Imagine the Future at UCLA for the 26th MEChA National Conference. To learn more about the organization and the work that I have contributed to, please follow the links embedded above or the links below.