Meza was a former Loyola High School assistant distance coach and also founded the Aztlan
Track Club in 1974.
In chapter 7, Ashcroft examines the re-appropriation of the myth of Aztlan
by Chicano activists in the late 1960s and considers it through Foucault's concept of heterotopia (or "absolutely different" places).
Rather than identifying with the Plymouth Colony pilgrims, the protagonist identifies her "sacred past" comparing her family to the pilgrims of Aztlan
, the mythical land of the Aztecs and makes a strong identification to their indigenous cultural traditions:
The biggest performance will happen that night when Mariachi Aztlan
from the University of Texas Rio Grand Valley takes the stage.
Warriors," ''Black Elevation," ''Mindful Being," and "Resisters" were some of the most popular pages on Facebook.
Some of the most-followed pages that were shut down included 'Resisters' and 'Aztlan
Their topics include critical regionalism and cultural studies: bees in crisis, Chicano/a Vietnam solidarity and the making of Aztlan
, from Grafenwoehr to Graf: a transnational American region in Bavaria, whether sisterhood is regional: American women's activism between the global and the local, and blue northers and barbed wire: modernization and the village in Larry McMurtry's The Last Picture Show.
The rally featured speakers from numerous organizations, including Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlan
(MEChA) de UChicago, the Organization of Black Students (OBS), PanAsia Solidarity Coalition (PanAsia), Muslim Students Association (MSA), Arab Students Association (ASA), African Caribbean Students Association (ACSA), and the Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS).