This shirt pays homage to the The Brown Berets, a pro-Chicano organization that emerged during the Chicano Movement in the late 1960s. The group decided to wear brown berets as a symbol of unity and resistance against discrimination. As a result, the organization gained the name "Brown Berets". Their agenda was to fight police harassment, inadequate public schools, inadequate health care, inadequate job opportunities, minority education issues, the lack of political representation, and the Vietnam War. A lot of these same issues are still plaguing our Latino communities today and we need to unite as one in order to come up with solutions to resolve these problems. It's time to organize, to make a change, to wake up. We are one.
-A message brought to you by I Awoke