Tag Archives: MEChA

Empowering Communities: Exploring the Impact of MEChA at the University of Wyoming

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, our blog is highlighting the archived collection of the University of Wyoming’s chapter of Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/o de Aztlán, more commonly known by its acronym MEChA. As an organization, MEChA encourages cultural pride, … Continue reading

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Laramie’s Latin American Club

September 15 through October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. Wyoming has a historically significant Hispanic and Manito population, some of whom came and went for work while others made Wyoming their home. Spanish-speaking people from northern New Mexico, called … Continue reading

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Meet MEChA!

With the immigration symposium (“Where Are We Now? Immigration Policy and Its Impact from a Wyoming and a National Perspective”) approaching next month, we thought it would be timely to share some background information on one of the organizations that … Continue reading

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Save the Date! MEChA and the AHC to Host Unique Event with Art, Music, Poetry and Discussion

The UW American Heritage Center (AHC) and the UW student organization Movimiento Estudiantíl Chicana/o de Azltán (MEChA) are hosting an exciting event on September 17 from 6:00 P.M to 8:00 P.M. at the AHC, which is located in the Centennial … Continue reading

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