Estimada Gente de Aztlán & Beyond,
In recognition of the 165th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo on February 2, 1848, MEChA de CSULA recognizes all the women and men who have resisted colonization and have continuously struggled for self-determination on behalf of our people.
MEChA de CSULA, therefore, cordially invites everyone to its 1st Annual Noche de Poesia y Resistencia on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 (6:00-8:30pm) at the U-SU Theatre at Cal State L.A. In addition, we will formally introduce Dr. Valerie Talavera-Bustillos as the new MEChA de CSULA advisor.
As the home of the first Chicana/o Studies program in the nation in 1968, Cal State L.A. is the ideal place to renew the struggle for self-determination. In April 2013, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/o de Aztlán (MEChA) commemorates its 44th anniversary as the leading voice of Chicana/o students. Later this year, Chicana/o Studies commemorates 45 years of struggle.
Tino Villanueva once said, “Chicano is an act of defiance.” Thus, MEChA de CSULA uses the power of poetry as a vehicle of resistance towards defying those who attempt to ban and censor Chicana/o Studies and criminalize our people. Our knowledge, our history, our culture, our voices will never be silenced.
MEChA de CSULA, Statement Magazine, and Aztlán Reads have put together an evening of palabra, cultura, y musica to rekindle the spirit of resistance and unity. Noche de Poesia y Resistencia features:
Leon Arellano (Corazón del Pueblo)
Mike the Poet (Statement Magazine)
Citlalmina Anahuac (Mexica Movement)
Karina Oliva-Alvarado (Chicana/o Studies CSULA)
Felicia “Fe” Montes (Mujeres de Maiz)
Jehuniko (Mexica Warrior hip hop artist)
Noche de Poesia y Resistencia
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Cal State L.A.
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032
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