Al recordar de los anos
Cuando estaba en la estación
Esperando con las tropas
Del General Obregón

Para llegar a Ciudad Juárez
Y intervenir en los hechos
Del General Pancho Villa
Que esta contra del gobierno

En México se agravado
Estos hechos del solado

Es por eso que a la orden
Se realiza la batalla
Esto son los resultados
Del famoso Plan de Ayala

Dentro de varios encuentros
Muchas vidas se perdieron
Se oyen los trenes silbando
Y los soldados gritando

En México se agravado
Estos hechos del solado

Estado de Guanajuato
En la región de Celaya
Pelearon los Federales
Con las modernas metrallas

Se fue acabando muy pronto
Las fuerza de Pancho Villa
No le sirvió la estrategia
De usar la caballería

Yo regreso a la estación
Casi sin alma y sin vida 

En California La Causa
Y en Tejas El Carnalísmo
Está de acuerdo la gente 
Sobre el plan del activismo

Al confrontar la injusticia
Sobre las comunidades
Se implementa la estrategia
De protestar en las calles

El Brown Beret es soldado
En la historia sea gravado

Desde El Valle hasta San Diego
Esta aclarada la causa
El Brown Beret activismo
En mi mente está conmigo

La Causa y El Carnalísimo
Se está poniendo de acuerdo
En mejorar estrategias
Para defender nuestro pueblo

El Brown Beret es soldado
En la historia sea gravado
(1) “La Estacion Del Soldado, (Tribute to Brown Berets)” and (2) “Recuerdo el Movimiento En El Valle” is derived from research this Faculty/Author has conducted on Chicano Activism in the Rio Grande Valley (El Valle). Its onset during 2004, the research focuses on documenting the activities generated by Chicano activists in the RGV, with emphasis in identifying community organizing models and theoretical perspectives, including strategies and tactics, utilized by Chicano activists during the Chicano Movement of the late 1960s-mid-1970s.
This research, which is supported with video-taped interviews of Chicano activists and persons who witnessed the Movement in El Valle, has led to publication of an article, numerous presentations on Chicano activism and community organizing, and composition of songs and music with the purpose of promoting Mexican-American cultural awareness. The two songs submitted to the Chachalaca Review, can be treated as poetry in classroom instruction to engage students in critical thinking about the Chicano Movement and community organizing, an activity much needed and justified in the Rio Grande Valley in view of conditions characterizing this area. The songs reflect on sources of activism generated by Chicano activists; they can be associated with instructional content on conditions that justified the Chicano Movement in El Valle. These include, but are limited to, the need to forge a Chicano identity in view of the marginalization experienced by Chicanos in US, poverty, oppression of diverse populations, inequities in services access, inequality in educational opportunity, immigration, colonia (rural) health and lack of infrastructure, etc.
As an experiential instructional approach, the songs can be utilized to create classroom environments for generating students’ interest examining their cultural and ethnic identity, the legacy of the Chicano Movement in El Valle, and for engaging in community organizing as Chicano activists realized in earlier eras of reform.
The songs are planned for recording of a 10 song CD to distribute to students, conference attendees, and the public.       
Noe Ramirez is an Associate Professor, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Bachelors, Masters, & Doctorate in Social Work. Work experience in: (1) rural development; (2) social services; (3) mental health; (4) substance abuse counseling, and (5) clinical supervision in psychiatric settings. 20th year as social work educator. I have published on clinical supervision, immigration, acculturation, community organizing, and social work education. His primary interests are in academia (research, publishing and instruction) and providing service to communities. 
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