This is part of the mural “Aztlan,” painted at the Ethnic
Cultural Center by Emilio Aguayo (1971).
He said: “This mural embodies the dawning of a new era for all the Spanish
speaking people known as 'LA
RAZA'... This painting is visual testimony that as part of this society, we are part of its past, its present and its future...”
The Chicano students of MEChA established
a floor in a UW dorm that was solely for Chicanos.They also helped UW
become more outwardly diverse by arranging for murals—an important
aspect of Mexican culture—to be painted in prominent areas on
the UW campus, including the Ethnic Cultural
Center, itself a result of student activism.