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ERIC Number: ED178247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
America o Aztlan? Los Chicanos En El Ano 2001 (America or Aztalan? Chicanos in the year 2001).
de Ortego y Gasca, Felipe
The future, more than any time in the past, will require of Chicanos a collective effort if they are to preserve their legacy of language and culture for their children. To prepare for the year 2001, Chicanos should be aware of future concerns and take action to address them. Chicanos could best realize national visibility and importance by identifying with the large Hispanic diaspora and by forging coalitions with other ethnic American groups. A promotion of research and development activities by Chicanos should be undertaken, and a Chicano center for the study of public policy should be established. Chicanos should develop their own communication system, a system that would include high-circulation newspapers and journals, as well as radio and television stations. Chicanos must now undertake the kinds of education and training that will prepare them for roles beyond that of teachers of bilingual education. A genuine grass roots Hispanic organization with a national voice must be established. The future must be contended with, for it will not go away; and, Chicanos must develop a system of skills that will make them functional existents of the time that is to come. (Author/DS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Chicanos; Cultural Preservation
Note: Paper presented at the conference on Chicano Perspectives, University of Mexico at San Antonio (San Antonio, TX, April 1979)