Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

There were, however, a handful of new clubs started during the 1970s. One of those was MEChA (National Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan) in 1971, the same year the organization began its annual Thanksgiving Day food drive. The annual all-campus collection of canned goods and cash contributions made it possible for turkey and all the trimmings to grace tables that would otherwise be without food. Other clubs started during this decade included the Cinema Society, Help Our Polluted Earth (HOPE), the Black Student Union, Women’s Liberation, TWEEN (Those Women Entering Education Now), AWARE (Associated Women’s Re-entry Into Education), and the Society for Libertarian Life, a politically-oriented club for members of the Libertarian Party, which had formed in 1971. Orange County was one of the leading libertarian areas in the nation. One club, the Political Awareness Club, was actually started to stimulate political interest on campus.
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