The Association of Chicana Activists (AChA) Records document the history of AChA at SDSU. Highlights include a copy of the 1993 newsletter for the organization's first annual
high school conference, as well as original transparencies and positives of AChA's logo. In particular, the records highlight
the group's formation, high school conferences and other events and activities. The collection is filed chronologically with
the majority of the materials dating from the early 1990s. The records consist of albums, scrapbooks, newsletters, transparencies,
The Association of Chicana Activists (AChA) at SDSU was founded in 1991 by members of the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de
Aztlan (MEChA) seeking to focus on issues related to Chicanas. Founding members included Silvia Bustamante, Martha Cervantez,
Guadalupe R. Corona, Rosa Hernandez, Maria del Carmen Mendez, Lorena Valenzuela and Teresa Zamora. In 1995, a second chapter
was formed at the University of San Diego. The philosophy of the association includes raising cultural awareness and Chicana
consciousness, as well as encouraging civic involvement and political awareness, following the basic principles of the Plan
de Santa Barbara, a Chicano plan for higher education.
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