Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan
Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA).
Freedom Road Socialist Organization March 27, 2017 ·
Today in history: March 27, 1969 - The first National Chicano Youth Liberation Conference in Denver, Colorado begins, bringing together 1,500 Mexican American youth from around the U.S. El Plan Espiritual de Aztlán (The Spiritual Plan of Aztlán) was adopted, which drafted some basic premises for the Chicana / Chicano Movement. The plan presented a clear statement of the growing national consciousness of the Chicano people. It raised the concept of Aztlán, a Chicano nation, and the need for Chicano self-determination. The Chicano student group MEChA also grew out of the conference. During the conference, the participants marched to the Colorado state capitol building, lowered the Colorado State Flag and flew the Mexican flag declaring Colorado "liberated territory of Aztlán." (image: Somos Aztlán wall mural by Emilio Aguayo at Ethnic Cultural Center, Seattle, WA