Jerome Chávez

M.A. Student

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Jerome Chávez was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His family has had roots in the state for many generations.  

He became a community activist at an early age. In high school he was a member of La Raza Unida Youth Committee, and participated in a solidarity march against Proposition 187 in California.

Jerome graduated from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque in 2006, earning Bachelors of Arts degrees in Political Science and American Studies. He moved to Denver, Colorado afterwards.

In Denver, Jerome became involved in the Chicano/Mexicano community there, and continued doing work for social justice. He helped organize several events against war, against police brutality, and for immigrant rights and for international solidarity. He helped organize the Transform Columbus Day march in 2007 and the Recreate 68 counter-convention against the Democratic National Convention in 2008. In 2014, the 40th anniversary of the deaths of Los Seis de Boulder Chicano activists, he assisted in the Symbols of Resistance commemoration for Chicano Movement martyrs from Colorado. 

Considering himself an organic intellectual, he conducted much independent research on Chicano history and did many community presentations on this topic. In his academic work he hopes to bring up and give a thorough analysis of the history and social movements of the Chicano people that are often overlooked.

Jerome moved back to Albuquerque, where he lives with his black cat, and trains in kenpo karate.