Educate, Agitate, Organize

May Day, 2010. Oxnard, CA.



In 1994, the only signs of political struggle for self-determination were taking place at the local high schools and community colleges on the Oxnard Plain. This movement led by a new generation of activists and organizers, who saw a need to expose the contradictions of colonialism, capitalism, and imperialism. 

During the early months of 1994, Oxnard College MEChA started organizing against the racist initiative Proposition 187 with other local organizations. 

  • Proposition 187 Walkouts, October 28, 1994.
  • Proposition 187 Hunger Fest, November 6, 1994.

At the end of 1994, we decided that it was time to organize an organization that would strive to create revolutionary change and struggles against the chains of oppression. We had learned from the mistakes of organizing the Proposition 187 Walkout and Hunger Fest.

We decided that this organization would struggle for true self-determination, justice, and democracy in Oxnard and Occupied Mexico/Aztlán.