Un Testimonio on the Transformative Power of Becas Para Aztlán

  • Michael D. Guerrero
Keywords: Raza, Chicano, La Causa, Aztlán, transformation


In this testimonio I attempt to sketch out a chronological narrative that documents my experience as a Becario under the Becas Para Aztlán program.  This experience unfolds in Mexico City (1980-85) where I had the honor of doing graduate work in applied linguistics at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), befriending other Becarios from across the U.S., learning to love the homeland and deepening my commitment to La Causa.  Nearly forty years later, and as I hope to illustrate in this testimonio, I believe I continue to fight the good fight.  To this I owe to Becas Para Aztlán.