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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Cultural Space and the Struggle for Justice. Support the Articles you Love We are dedicated to providing you with articles like this one. Due to this highly multicultural and multiracial heritage, Mexican Americans have been given various labels throughout the course of their history. The lecture should orbit a few major ideas, providing details to help give context: Where we are a majority, we will control; where we are a minority, we will represent a pressure espiritua, nationally, we will represent one party: Those who place themselves in the front ranks for their people do so out of love and carnalismo.

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Each round will continue to rotate the same few students. At first, the Mexican American community consisted of explicitly and exclusively either people who were once Mexican nationals living in the Southwest who became US citizens after the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo or their descendants who were born US citizens.

In a territory of the Mexican Cession where Mexican American history was often neglected in education, and where discrimination against and segregation of Mexican Americans was common, the idea of a program of decolonization had special resonance for young Mexican American activists, who called themselves “Chicanos” as a mark of pride.

Plan Espiritual de Aztlán

What is the historical relationship between Americans of Mexican descent and Mexican immigrants? After all, public media is meant for the public. Our culture unites and educates the family of La Raza towards liberation with one heart and one mind.

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.


The front line defense will come from the barrios, the campos, the pueblos, and the ranchitos.

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Part of this process involved playing down the nonwhite origins of Mexican identity, and instead strongly aligning themselves with European Americans by insisting that Mexicans were a misunderstood white ethnic group. Culture Literature Music Religion Studies. Many of these same Mexican-Americans might esspiritual sympathized with the lonely immigrants, anti-immigration advocates viewed the issue as one of foreign interests versus American interests.

For some Mexican Americans, the new wave of immigration could only be viewed as a negative development, and represented an event that only amplified their oppression, adding competition in the labor market and exacerbating negative perceptions of Mexicans within US society.

Economic ties of responsibility must be secured by nationalism and the Chicano defense units. They in turn offer their responsibility and their lives for their people.

It belongs to all of us. Due to the focus of the lesson plan, the questions should center around the preamble. Liberation Conference in Denver, Colorado, March More importantly, it was a natural polarity concerning identity that helped promulgate the idea that Mexican Americans and Mexican immigrants were two highly distinct groups of people.

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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. Now students should all come together to discuss the document as an entire class.

For the very young there will no longer be acts of juvenile delinquency, but revolutionary acts. What had once been a diminishing Mexican American population soon burgeoned. Once we are committed to the idea and philosophy of El Plan de Aztlan, we can only conclude that social, economic, cultural, and political independence is the only road to total liberation from oppression, exploitation, and racism.

To solve these problems, Americans of Mexican descent had to find a way to break out of this lower social class and rise above it: Where we are a majority, we will control; where we are a minority, we will represent a pressure group; nationally, we will represent one party: Creation of an independent local, regional, and national political party. In the spirit of a new people that is conscious not only of its proud historical heritage but also of the brutal “gringo” invasion of our territories, we, the Chicano inhabitants and civilizers of the northern land of Aztlan from whence came our forefathers, reclaiming the land of their birth and consecrating the determination of our people of the sun, declare that the call of our blood is our power, our responsibility, and our inevitable destiny.


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How did the Chicano movement impact the struggle for immigrant rights? We are free and sovereign to determine those tasks which are justly called for by our house, our land, the sweat of our brows, and by our hearts. Now the simulation really begins. Another twist is now thrown in: Wikisource has original text related to this article: Referring to the Democratic and Republican parties as “the same animal with two heads that feed from the same trough,” the plan pointed out that to achieve the goal of self-determination, would require an independent political party with Raza nationalism as its fl denominator.

This list of Organizational goals is pulled directly from the El Plan de Aztlan document [2] itself. Nationalism is the common denominator that all members of La Raza can agree upon.

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 atzlan revision of the educational system: Retrieved from ” https: La Familia de La Raza! What does that even mean? Accessed April 21, In this discussion, the instructor should try to push the students towards a few guiding questions: Their involvement as protectors of aztan people will be given respect and dignity.

Political manifestos Chicano nationalism Mexican-American history in politics documents. Using what was covered in the previous lesson, what parts of this text stand out as particularly radical or as a significant departure from the Mexican American mainstream?

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