MEChA de Yale @ UPennBy Juan Diaz (MC ’15)
This past weekend, MEChistas travelled to Philly for Penn’s Winter ECCSF Conference. We met incredible students from schools across the Northeast, attended engaging workshops, and heard speeches from incredible Latinos, including one by our own Yale alum, Marco Davis ’92, who spoke about the role Latino leaders will play in our nation’s future. MEChA de Yale congratulates MEChA de Penn on a job well done, and we look forward to welcoming ECCSF members at our own conference in April, on the topic Latinos & Health in US.
Why Protest?By Evelyn Nuñez (SY ’15)
The week before students arrived back on campus, four workers were terminated from employment at Gourmet Heaven in retaliation for cooperating with the Department of Labor. These firings are the latest development in a case of wage and hour violations opened by the Department of Labor against Chung Cho — owner of Gourmet Heaven — in July. Over the past several months, weekly protests have been organized to appeal to Cho to end labor violations now.
MEChA de Yale @ Mount HolyokeBy Karla Maradiaga, JE '15
As a junior at Yale who had yet to attend any conferences, I was not sure what to expect at the last ECCSF conference at Mount Holyoke. Thoughts of speeches given by prominent professors and activists came to mind. But the Mount Holyoke conference was much more than that. The conference consisted of several workshops and events that fostered a discussion about the current issues that Chicanos and Latinos face today. One of my favorite discussions was about being a first-generation college student.
MEChista of the Week: Juan Díaz, SY '15I joined MEChA because I wanted to get involved with the Latino community, but also do it in a socially conscious way. I knew that MEChA did a lot of cool stuff around things like immigration, worker's rights, and other community issues, and I wanted to be involved.