Escuela Aztlan (EAZ) is the independent Saturday School organized by educators and youth organizers within Unión del Barrio under the banner of Somos Raza Youth Project. The two primary goals of EAZ are:
- To develop more cultural and political conciencia among young people in our communities, and
- To help build our long-term vision of an independent “raza liberation school.”
We intend to build EAZ to become a dual and contending educational resource for young people throughout Southern Califas, and we hope to see a day when our community youth begin to prioritize EAZ over the traditional classes they must take on a daily basis, within which our history and culture is ignored, and if it is brought up at all, it is usually from a negative perspective.
THIS PROJECT IS ORGANIZED AND OPERATES WITH COMPLETE INDEPENDENCE FROM OFFICIAL “EDUCATIONAL” INSTITUTIONS. IT IS ORGANIZED ON A 100% VOLUNTEER BASIS, AND IS SELF-FUNDED THROUGH DONATIONS, SMALL FUNDRAISERS, AND WITH MONEY COLLECTED FROM WITHIN THE COMMUNITIES WE SERVE. To donate and support the work of EAZ please use the “Donate” link below.
For information about the current sessions of EAZ in Southern California, visit this page.