Spring 2012 MEChA Statewide Conference Registration

Re-vol-u-ción (verb/adj.): _________________________________________

We reference “revolution” because we are inspired by Dr. Cornel West’s phrase “Don’t be afraid to say “revolution”, because we want a transfer of power from the oligarchs to ordinary citizens, beginning with the poor children of all colors and the orphans and the widows, and the elderly and the working folk.”
But what does revolution mean to you? As a collective of students who identify with the Chican@ movement, we strive to foster a social, political, and cultural consciousness to better our lives individually and as a community. We have a multitude of ways to acknowledge and represent but we may find certain methods exclusive at times. Artistic expression, however, provides us with accessibility. Everyone is an artist. Everyone has the ability to create art, be it oral, visual, auditory, or simply tangible. With such an ability, we are capable of constructing our own individual identities, and our own definitions of “Revolución”. We can then share our stories, and through sharing, begin the process of healing. With that said, MEChA de UCSC would like to invite you to explore the possibilities artistic expression has to offer and express your definition of “revolución”.

With that said, MEChA de UCSC would like to invite you to the Califaztlan's bi-annual MEChA Satewide Conference held Friday, May 25th through Sunday, May 27th 2012 at the University of California, Santa Cruz. To register, please fill out all sections sections 1 though 6, below.

Deadlines to register and registration fees will be as follows:

Now - April 15: at 11:59pm
Cost: $15 (high school students: $5)

April 16- May 6 at 11:59pm
Cost: $20 (high school Students $10)

On Cite***: $25 (high school students $10) at the door.

Please mail all registration fees to the following address:

MEChA de UCSC (care of SOAR)
Student Union, Room 201
UC Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Please make all checks payable to UC Regents, and be sure to include MEChA de UCSC in the memo line. Or you can pay by cash or check during on cite registration, Friday evening or Saturday morning. Receipts will be available only at the time of check in.

***Because our venues have limited capacity, there is a possibility that we will not be able to accept late registration the morning of statewide. After registration closes on May 6th, we will be contacting all registered participants confirming their attendance. If by May 17th, we reach our confirmed maximum capacity, we will update our website to inform you. With this said, please register as early as possible, as we will not be allowing more participants the morning of, if the case is to happen.


Notice of Liability Waiver and Hold Harmless:
By submitting this registration form you agree to not hold MEChA de UCSC, its individual members, nor University of California, Santa Cruz for any damages, stolen items, or injuries that may be incurred as a result or from the content of your participation at statewide conference. You also release and waive the right to sue the aforementioned parties from any loss incurred during your participation in conference activities.

M.E.Ch.A. de UCSC wishes to make this event accessible to people with disabilities. If you need accommodation, please call SOAR at (831) 459-2934.

If you have any questions in reguards to registration, statewide, or any more information, please contact Edith Cadena-Salinas or Victoria Salgado at mechastatewide12@gmail.com, subject headline: Registration questions, or Statewide Questions.

Sincerely,

MEChA de UCSC

    Contact Information

    One registration per person. If you are planning to come as a chapter, please have each member register individually.
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    Section 2: Emergency Contact Information

    For safety reasons we require that you provide information for at least one person whom we can contact on your behalf in case of an emergency.
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    Section 3: Dietary Needs

    Three meals will be provided on Saturday, and two on Sunday. Light refreshments will also be available throughout the day, between meals. Please mark or list any dietary restrictions.
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    Section 4: California MEChA Statewide Principles of Unity

    Please read carefully and initial after each section and provide Signature By Signing each line you agree to the terms in which you will be presenting at the California MEChA Statewide Conference:
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    Message from the Statewide Conference Logistics Committees

    We will contact you with a confirmation email, if provided, to inform you that we have recieved your application. If you have any questions in reguards to your registration, please contact MEChA de UCSC at mechastatewide12@gmail.com; subjectline: Registration.