El Plan Espiritual de Aztlan sets the theme that the Chicanos (La Raza de Bronze ) must use their nationalism as the key or common denominator for mass. El Plan Espiritual de Aztlan, drafted at the Denver Youth Conference of , was perhaps the single most important philosophical document. El Plan Espiritual de Aztlan [The Spiritual Plan of Aztlan] calls on Chicanos to assert their nationalism by mobilizing the masses and realizing a free, independent.

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Chicano Movement Hispanic and Latino American politics. The instructor can try to make this reflection time as specific aztlaj they wish. For the very young there will no longer be acts of juvenile delinquency, but revolutionary acts. What does that even mean? Finally, students will begin the process of analyzing a primary source. What is the Chicano movement?

Avoid the extreme temperatures in summer. Self-Defense against the occupying forces of the oppressors at every school, every available man, woman, and child. The focus of this part of the lecture should be on the historical events of the movement, not on its ideals — students will be responsible for discovering and exploring those on their own.

The instructor should make sure that the class is more or less established in a organized manner, preferably in rows, but with enough space for students to move around. The first part of the lesson involves a simulation that is designed to help the students begin to think about the issue of immigration from an emphatic perspective.

Although not everyone thought this way — a few Mexican Americans had started to propose that the struggles of Mexican immigrants were closely tied to the struggles of Mexican Americans — the mainstream attitudes towards Mexican immigrants led to Mexican advocacy groups supporting harsh reforms that clamped down on illegal immigration. How has this relationship changed over the past two centuries? Notify me of new comments via email.

To begin, the instructor should ask for a volunteer to read the preamble, the poem written by Alurista, asking for a volunteer who will be willing to read the poem with passion and theatrical flourish. Like it or not, Mexican Americans had to deal with an ever-rising influx of Mexican immigrants to the US during the twentieth century.


Plan Espiritual de Aztlán

Email required Address never made public. The institutions belong to the people. University of New Mexico Press, Views Read Edit View history. September 16, on the birthdate of Mexican Independence, a national walk-out by all Chicanos of all colleges and schools to be sustained until the complete revision of the educational system: This article needs additional citations for verification. After taking a few minutes to organize their thoughts, the entire class should come together and discuss what they felt during the simulation, and why they think certain groups responded in specific ways.

Mexican Edpiritual and the Future of Race in America. What is it saying?

While it must be admitted that the simulation is in a way a large simplification of the complex events and relationships that define Mexican American-immigrant relationships, it is designed to focus on developing specific feelings in the students that will hopefully help them connect with the subject matter at hand. Awareness and distribution of El Plan Espiritual de Aztlan.

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This question of identity, and the answers that were formulated over the first half of the twentieth century, had an important impact on the struggle of Mexican immigrants through the relationship between Mexican Americans and immigrants. Our struggle then must be for the control of our barrios, campos, pueblos, lands, our economy, our culture, and our political life.

University of Arizona Press, As soon as Mexican immigrants and Mexican Americans started to share spaces — whether these spaces were neighborhoods, labor markets, or social classes — sources of tension began to emerge. This lack of support from the Mexican American community weakened the struggle for Mexican immigrant rights, and at times even opposed it, as Mexican Americans viewed Mexican immigrants as a vastly different, even antagonistic, group.

Cultural Space and the Struggle for Justice.

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Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Griswold Del Castillo, Richard, ed. Institutions in our community which do not serve the people have no place in the community. It belongs to all of us. Many of these same Mexican-Americans might have sympathized with the lonely immigrants, anti-immigration advocates viewed the issue as one of foreign interests versus American interests. The purpose of this lesson plan dr to help students understand how the Chicano movement impacted Mexican American-immigrant relations and the importance of identity.


Restitution for past economic slavery, political exploitation, ethnic and cultural psychological destruction and denial of civil and human rights. Students should then read the rest of the text silently on their own — espiritula is not very long — astlan then write a short reflection about their initial reactions to the document.

If anyone protests, the instructor should tell the class to trust in them. It was within this framework, these roots, that the relationship between Americans of Mexican descent and Mexican espirituzl continued to develop over the course of the century, as Americans of Mexican descent never fully embraced the Mexican immigrant community.

This site uses cookies. Support the Articles you Love We are dedicated to providing you with articles like this one. Simply put, the mainstream perception among Mexican Americans was that Mexican immigrants created extra competition for jobs and exacerbated many of the socioeconomic problems experienced by the Mexican American community.

Create a free website or blog at WordPress. The Chicano Movement and its social justice agenda were in the air, and it was only natural that its energy would influence the arts and vice versa.

The Chicano Movement was one of many movements of the late s and s, like the Black nationalism movement of the United States or the Black Consciousness Movement of South Africa, in which people of color in white-ruled societies adopted the ideas of nationalist liberation movements that had successfully overthrown colonial regimes in Africa and Asia.

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