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M.E.Ch.A. de Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) is proud to announce that the 2016 Youth Conference will be organized by a group of student organizations that include: Black Student Union of SRJC and Sonoma State University (SSU), SRJC Undocumented Student Union, SRJC Inter-Tribal Council, SRJC Puente, and SRJC Sociology Circle. With the successful collaboration last year between M.E.Ch.A. de SRJC and SRJC Black Student Union, this year the organizations agreed that it was necessary to incorporate additional student organizations in order to reach out to a larger population of underrepresented students. The 2016 Youth Conference will continue to expand to educating and promoting parents and community about the importance of higher education and political involvement.

The conference will also raise awareness about the social and political inequalities facing disadvantaged populations, as well as to provide students, parents and our community with the resources to efficiently face these issues and be ready for a social movement.

Student Organizations of Santa Rosa Junior College

" Involved in the 2016 Youth Conference"

When: 8-4pm on Saturday, April 30th

Where: Santa Rosa Junior College, 1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanista de Aztlan (M.E.Ch.A.) was founded in 1969 by Chicanx college students who saw the need to organize and promote higher education, cultural awareness, and political involvement. Today, various public schools, community colleges, and universities have M.E.Ch.A. chapters across the country.

Black Student Union (B.S.U.) was similarly founded in the 1960s to promote the political and cultural awareness of black identity and to confront the systematic oppression of black people in the United States and throughout the world both historically and in the present.

SRJC Undocumented Student Union (U.S.U) is formed of undocumented students and their allies who are dedicated to advocating for right of the undocumented community and informing the community about resources available.

SRJC Inter-tribal Council Unite all nations in sharing cultural, social, and political awareness. To provide a supportive network for Native American Students on the SRJC campus.

SRJC Puente was created to increase the number of educationally underserved students who enroll in four-year colleges and universities, earn college degrees, and return to the community as mentors and leaders to future generations.

SRJC Sociology Circle is a dialogue-forum based club, with mainly academic-themed, sociological discussions which focus on local and global social issues, concerns and possible usage of the major of sociology. It also promotes social activism, education and healthy awareness of said issues.