Why MEChA Burned Out After 50 Years

Recently, the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán – better known as MEChA – made waves after local chapters of the group decided to drop the words “Chicanx” and “Aztlán” from their name. Given all the contentious debates going on online, Remezcla wanted to give people familiar with the organization, its mission,… Continue reading »

Latina/o Studies Concentrator presented her work at the Biennial Urban History Conference

Latina/o Studies Concentrator Isabel Pena presented her work on “The New O.C.: Race, Space, Immigration and the Making of Post-suburban California” at the Biennial Urban History Conference in Columbia, South Carolina. Isabel was able to present a working draft of her first chapter and preliminary findings to conference attendees, as… Continue reading »

Nkisis, Orixás and Ancestors: The Role of Religion, Creativity and Environmental Ethics in the Afro-Atlantic Diaspora

Tuesday, September 18 Afro-Brazilian Religion and Environmental Ethics, public lecture by Makota Valdina Pinto Weston Hall | 5:00 PM | Presentation Room Makota Valdina Pinto is an ethicist, environmental justice activist and an elder in the Congo-Angola tradition of the Afro-Brazilian religion, Candomblé.  Ms. Pinto… Continue reading »