UMAS y MEXA is a Chicanx and Latinx student group on the University of Colorado Boulder campus. Our mission is to encourage respect, dignity, justice and equality for the Chicana/Chicano. To that end, we work with any organization that advances the rights of all people. We believe that the best form of resistence is created at a grass roots level and that marginalized people can take action into their own hands rather than waiting for support from other places. Culture and education are other important components of UMAS y MEXA. Because of that, we work to educate the campus and community about our history, our struggles, and our culture. In the course of our work, we create a strong community that allows new students to thrive at CU, retain Chicano/as in higher education, and create community leaders with the ultimate goal of having our people return to the community for the benefit of La Raza in mind. UMAS y MEXA emerged as a national organization in 1968 that worked to increase the cultural, social, political, and economic well being of Chicanc and Latinx students. We continue this tradition—critically, passionately, and in constant memory of the movement of the past to inform the ways in which we move today.
We invite you to join us for a meeting! Anyone and everyone is welcome to join. El Concilio, or the Council, is organized into two co-chairs (one for UMAS and one for MEXA) and four comités, or committees. The comités help us focus on multiple aspects of the campus at the same time. Each comité has one officer that is usually an active member that is knowledable about the organization. They are as follows: Comité de Educación, Comité de Retencion, Comité de Activismo, and Comité de Outreach. For inquires email email@example.com. Also, connect with us on Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram @umasymexa!