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El Plan Espiritual de Aztlan sets the theme that the Chicanos (La Raza de Bronze ) must use their nationalism as the key or common denominator for mass. El Plan Espiritual de Aztlan, drafted at the Denver Youth Conference of , was perhaps the single most important philosophical document. El Plan Espiritual de Aztlan [The Spiritual Plan of Aztlan] calls on Chicanos to assert their nationalism by mobilizing the masses and realizing a free, independent.

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We must insure that our writers, poets, musicians, and artists produce literature and art that is appealing to our people and relates to our revolutionary culture. This lack of support from the Mexican American community weakened the struggle for Mexican immigrant rights, and at times even opposed it, as Mexican Americans viewed Mexican immigrants as a vastly different, even antagonistic, group.

Why were these questions of identity important for the relationship between Mexican Americans and Mexican immigrants? You are commenting using your Twitter account.

To begin, the instructor should ask for a volunteer to read the preamble, the poem written by Alurista, asking for a volunteer who will be willing to read the poem with passion and theatrical flourish. Economic ties of responsibility must be secured by nationalism and the Chicano defense units.

Students will examine the intersection between self-determination and identity esipritual the relationship between Mexican immigrants and Mexican Americans. Creation of an espititual local, regional, and national political party. After all, public media is meant for the public. Our culture unites and educates the family of La Raza towards liberation with one heart and one mind. They should be directed by a few questions, including what they thought of the group of students on the other side of the line.

Land and realty ownership will be acquired by the community for the people’s welfare. We are free and sovereign to determine those tasks which are justly called for by our house, our land, the sweat of our brows, and by our hearts. As soon as Mexican immigrants and Mexican Americans started to share spaces — whether these spaces were neighborhoods, labor markets, or social classes — sources of tension began to emerge. El Plan Espiritual de Aztlan. We are a bronze ed with a bronze culture.


Simply put, the mainstream perception among Mexican Americans was that Mexican immigrants created extra competition for jobs and exacerbated many of the socioeconomic problems experienced by the Mexican American community. At first, the Mexican American community consisted of explicitly and exclusively either people who were once Mexican nationals living in the Southwest who became US citizens after the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo or their descendants who were born US citizens.

Over the course of the century, Mexican immigrants arrived in the U. How did the Chicano movement challenge traditional notions of identity within the Mexican American community? El Plan states how nationalism is the key to organization transcends all religious, political, class, and economic factions or boundaries.

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For the very young there will no longer be acts of juvenile delinquency, but revolutionary acts. At this point, much of what the students answer concerning identity and Mexican American-immigrant relations will be speculation.

To wrap up, the instructor should deliver a concise lecture that helps communicate the historical relationship between Mexican Americans and Mexican immigrants refer to the Introduction sectiondrawing parallels to the simulation the students just finished. Self-Defense against the occupying forces of the oppressors at every school, every available man, woman, and child.

Plan Espiritual de Aztlán

However, soon afterimmigration from Mexico began to increase. To conclude, the instructor should enter the conversation and direct it towards a consideration of the immigration issue within espirihual Mexican American identity. With our heart in our hands and our hands in the soil, we declare the independence of our mestizo nation.

Nationalism as the key to organization transcends all religious, political, class, and economic factions or boundaries. To a captivated audience, he read the words. The purpose of this lesson plan is to help students understand how the Chicano movement impacted Mexican American-immigrant relations and the importance of identity. Nationalism is the common denominator that all members of La Raza can agree upon. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: In the spirit of a new people that is conscious not only of its proud historical heritage but also of the brutal ” gringo ” invasion of our territories, we, the Chicano inhabitants and civilizers of the northern land of Aztlan from whence came our forefathers, reclaiming the land of their birth and consecrating the determination of our people of the sun, declare that the call of our blood is our power, our responsibility, and our inevitable destiny.


While this imperative would take on a variety of forms, in the visual arts the two most significant incarnations were the emergence of cultural art centers and public murals. Culture Literature Music Religion Studies. They should address the following question: To conclude the lesson plan, students should write a short paper of at least a page, although they can make it as long as they like, once they have read the chapter at home, and bring it to class the next day.

Indigenous Philosophy in “El Plan Espiritual de Aztlán”

Mongrels, Lpan, Orphans, and Vagabonds: This was in response to the notion that there is a rejection of traditional Democratic and Republican political parties. In their minds, the aztlaan socioeconomic problems within their communities was tied to their relegation to a lower class in U. UNITY in the thinking of our people concerning the barrios, the pueblo, the campo, the land, the poor, the middle class, the professional -all committed to the liberation of La Raza.