Sententia Vera, LLC, the parent company of Sententia Vera Cultural Hub, joins Central Texas businesses and organizations in sponsoring the 50th Anniversary Reunion of La Raza Unida Party and supporting the Legacy of the Chicano Movement.
La Raza Unida Party was founded in 1970 as a regional organization in four South Texas counties after fielding candidates for City Council in San Antonio in 1969. By 1971, it had grown into a state party in Texas and a national organization by 1972.
The Chicano Movement leaders and activists are convening at the University of Texas — San Antonio on September 15-17, 2022, to commemorate and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the national Raza Unida Party. The national party was founded at a convention in El Paso, Texas during the 1972 Labor Day weekend.
Born in Monterrey, México and raised on the border of El Paso, TX, Teresa Carbajal Ravet, Chief Culturist and Owner of Sententia Vera, LLC, grew up in a bicultural and bilingual environment. As a young girl, Teresa struggled to find a public identity that would allow both cultures and languages to exist as one.
Living in the US during the school year and spending school holidays in Mexico was a cultural advantage as well as an identity battle. The personal and public conflict with a dual identity sparked Teresa’s curiosity for self-realization and social definition, and deepened her determination to make multiculturalism advantageous and acknowledged by US society.
“Being a Mexican immigrant and living on la frontera for most of my childhood, the struggle with a dual identity was traumatic. Facundo Cabral genuinely and artistically captured the sentiment felt by generations of border children in his song called, ‘No soy de aquí, ni soy de allá’. ~ Teresa Carbajal Ravet, Chief Culturist + Owner
La Raza Unida Party has been able to unite the Chicano community to create a national social movement of bicultural pride and inspire activism and resilience. This is the legacy that the reunion will celebrate while continuing to empower our community to advance social justice for all people of Mexican origin in la frontera and the United States.