The Mexican presence has been prominent through out the United States. However, our social, political, cultural and economic contributions have not been recognized nor have they been counted as part of U.S. history. We are the missing pages!
Due to European/U.S. colonization, Mexicans have become the martyrs of U.S. history.
Therefore, we aim to continue our struggle and to make sure that AZTLAN's legacy
is included in the U.S. history.
ME.S.A. was established in the fall of 1993. Although there were several Latino
student organizations on campus, there was no organization that primarily addressed
Mexican issues. As a result ME.S.A. emerged.
ME.S.A.'s success can be attributed to the commitment of all of its members
and their identification with the pressing issues that ME.S.A. addresses.
ME.S.A. has gained the respect of the UIC campus, Pilsen, Little Village
and other neighboring communities. ME.S.A.'s main legacy is the Annual
"Escucha Mi Grito" Conference that takes place the second and third weeks of September.
The conference combines lectures, speakers and music to promote dialogue
about contemporary issues affecting Mexicans and other Latin American