MALCS Executive Committee Officer Elections to be held at the 2013 Summer Institute
At this year’s Summer Institute, we will elect officers for four positions on the organization’s Executive Committee: chairperson elect, treasurer, recording secretary, membership coordinator. We will also be electing three at-large representatives for the Coordinating Committee. With the exception of the Chairperson-elect, who serves a three-year term (Chairperson-elect, Chair, Ex-Officio), all elected officers serve two-year terms.
We invite all members to participate in the elections this year and to consider running for office. MALCS needs your energy, talent, and skills! Given the considerable leadership experience among our membership, we hope that elections will showcase this wealth.
Currently, our Nominations Committee is composing a slate of candidates for the election. Members may also self-nominate. Below, please find descriptions for each of the positions up for election.
If you have any questions, you may contact any member of the Nominations Committee (Ella Diaz, Brenda Sendejo, Rita Urquijo-Ruiz, Monica F. Torres, Lupe Gallegos-Diaz) at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in running for one of these positions, please submit a statement of interest to Nominations Committee at email@example.com by Monday, July 1, 2013. The statement should be one-paragraph introduction (no more than 250 words) and should articulate your interest in and qualifications for serving MALCS in this position.
Candidate statements will be distributed to members in advance of the Business Meeting at the 2013 Summer Institute at OSU.
MALCS Executive and Coordinating Committees: Position Descriptions
Election to this position means a three-year commitment on the MALCS Executive Committee–as chair-elect, chair, and ex-officio. The Chairperson-elect shall
- support the chair in the implementation of the policies and procedures of the organization;
- assume the duties of the Chairperson, in the absence of the Chairperson;
- in consultation with the webjefa and communications team, be responsible for making recommendations to the Executive Committee on editorial policy, publishing and functionality of the MALCS’ digital presence and for working with webjefa and communications team to assure implementation of said decisions;
- be responsible for promoting MALCS’ digital publications and recruiting writers for those publications;
- call a meeting of the Executive Committee for the purpose of determining whether the Chairperson is unwilling or unable to perform the duties of the Chair; such a meeting must be called in writing with no less than five (5) days notice, and only when the Chair-Elect has a good cause to believe that the Chairperson is unable or unwilling to perform the duties of the Chair;
- assume the duties of Chairperson if so directed by the Executive Committee;
- assume the office of Chairperson when the Chairperson’s term expires.
The Treasurer shall
- in collaboration with the Administrative Coordinator, regularly review, report, and reconcile financial documents and statements for the organization;
- in consultation with the Administrative Coordinator, advise and consult with the Executive Committee regarding budgetary constraints, financial policy, audits, development strategies and activities;
- make recommendations on all routine and non-routine financial matters;
- review any items or requests with financial implications that are made to the National Office, Executive Committee and/or Coordinating Committee;
- chair the Funds Development Committee;
- in the absence of Chair, Chair-Elect, the Ex-Officio, the treasurer will facilitate meetings.
The Recording Secretary shall
- keep the minutes of all regular and special meetings of the Executive Committee, Coordinating Committee, and national business meeting;
- distribute minutes to the Executive Committee and the membership within (30) days after adjournment of each meeting;
- in collaboration with the Chair, prepare the agenda for all meetings;
- compile, organize, and deliver all documents to Administrative Coordinator and to the MALCS archives at UCLA;
- collect and keep contact information on chapters, caucuses, officers and awards.
The Membership Coordinator shall
- conduct a yearly membership drive before the Summer Institute;
- in collaboration the Communications Committee and Webjefa, be responsible for making recommendations to the Executive Committee on the uses and functionality of the listservs and email lists and other social media;
- be responsible for maintaining moderation of public and member listservs;
- work in consultation with webjefa to create and maintain the content of the MALCS website’s membership section;
- serve as a liaison between MALCS Executive Committee and the Historian;
- serve as a liaison between MALCS Executive Committee and chapters including soliciting reports and chapter activities for publication on MALCS website.
- be elected at the Summer Institute and serve two-year terms with staggered start dates and end dates to ensure office continuity;
- attend the Summer Institute;
- attend meetings of the Coordinating Committee scheduled at the Summer Institute;
- recommend and organize workshops, panels, and themes for future institutes;
- identify pertinent topics in relation to their special interest and regions;
- prepare, report, and submit reports to Secretary;
- submit announcements and items of interests from their region for publication on the MALCS website or other digital venues;
- elected at-large representatives will train incoming at-large representatives in duties;
- keep the chair and recording secretary informed of current contact information.
Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social invites your participation in the Writing Workshop at the 2013 MALCS Summer Institute at The Ohio State University, July 17 and 19, 2013.
One Writing Workshop will be offered this summer:
The Academic Article: A Writing Workshop, facilitated by
Prof. Karen Mary Davalos, former editor of Chicana/Latina Studies.
BOTTOM LINE: The deadline for submission for the Academic Article is postmark June 15, 2013.
WHEN: July 17 at 2:00-4:00 p.m. and July 19 at 8:00-10:00 a.m.
Participants may arrive on Tuesday July 16, but must contact the Site Committee to arrange housing.
WHAT FOR: Feminist collaboration for publication!
The Writing Workshop is one of the Journal’s formal methods of creating a feminist editorial process. Following the spirit and mission of MALCS, the journal’s editors offer the workshop in order to energize through collaboration, programmatically link scholarship and leadership, and institutionalize mentorship. Participants bring their work-in-progress and depart with clearrecommendations for meeting internal criteria of Chicana/Latina Studies, specific direction about revision, andfirst-hand knowledge about our feminist editorial production process.
To create an intellectual community, prior to the workshop, participants read and commented on the material of the other writers. Attending both two-hoursessions (the first on Weds. July 17, and the second on Friday July 19) is required.
WHY: It really works!
Past participants who have been published in the journal are: Dora Ramirez-Dhoor (5:1), Rosalia Solorzano Torres (5:1), Ann Marie Leimer (5:2), Patricia Trullijo (6:1), Carmelita “Rosie” Castañeda (7:2), Marivel Danielson (7:2), M. Bianet Castellanos (8: 1 & 2), Rosa Furumoto (8: 1 & 2), Irene Mata (10:2), Ella Diaz (11:1), Marci R. McMahon (11:1) and more!
WHO: The editors encourage applications from writers at all professional levels, including tenured or mid-career professors.
Due to the goals of the workshop, we cannot accept submissions of dissertation chapters. Dissertation writers are not suited for the workshops since the dissertation style, genre, and goals are distinct from those of the academic article. Ideally, graduate schools and faculty should offer the type of mentorship offered in MALCS Writing Workshops. Facilitators of the workshopstrongly urge dissertation writers to demand, negotiate, and mobilize for such support.
HOW MANY: The workshop has space for 8 participants, who must register for the Summer Institute and be current MALCS members.
FINE PRINT: Acknowledge the labor of others.
Although participation does not guarantee publication, the information and experience facilitates the submission and double-blind-peerreview process. Our track record speaks for itself—see above partial list of workshop participants who have been published in the journal.
Although MALCS supports the publication activities of its members, it cannot misappropriate the labor of its editors. Therefore, participants are required to sign an agreement that guarantees the journal’s Right of First Review of the material developed through the workshop. The agreement allows authors to compensate participants and editors for their labor and guarantees that the author will formally submit the work to Chicana/Latina Studies for consideration of publication. It also requires the author to acknowledge the assistance of the participants if the work is published elsewhere. The Right of First Review is understood as an aspect of feminist practice, accountability, and leadership and scholarship.
HOW TO APPLY FOR
The Academic Article: A Writing Workshop
DEADLINE: Postmark of hardcopy package: June 15, 2013.
WHERE: Postal and email of documents to
Dr. Karen Mary Davalos, Prof. and Chair
Chicana/o Studies Dept.
Loyola Marymount University
One LMU Dr., University Hall, Ste 4400
Los Angeles, CA 90045
WHAT TO SEND:
Please submit a cover letter describing the project and the author’s goals for publication (audience, timeline, etc.), the author’s contact information for various media and technology or the lead author’s contact information, and one copy of the scholarly article of 5,000 words or 25 pages (not including tables, notes, or references). All submissions should conform to the journal’s style and the text must be double-spaced.
Also send the package via email.Filed under Announcements, CFP, MALCS Summer Institute | Comment (0)
MALCS will awarding 4 scholarships to attend its 2013 Summer Institute in Columbus, Ohio: ¡Aquí Estamos! / We Are Here!: Movements, Migrations, Pilgrimage and Belonging, Thursday, July 18, 2013 – Saturday, July 20, 2013.
To apply for the scholarship, you must:
- Be a current MALCS member
- Submit a letter of interest and why you are applying to the 2013 Summer Institute scholarship,
- One letter of recommendation—one from the advisor and/or from a MALCS member in good/current standing.
- Attach a current copy of your transcripts for students (cumulative GPA of at least 2.57) and for graduates students/others – resume and/or cv.
- Include a name of paper and/or workshop title that you will present, with evidence of and travel arrangements to Ohio.
All materials and questions should be sent to:
MALCS Executive Administrator, Lupe Gallegos-Diaz at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: May 30, 2013.
If selected, you will be notified no later than June 6, 2013.Filed under Announcements, General News, MALCS Summer Institute | Comment (0)
Aquí Estamos!/We Are Here!: Movements, Migrations, Pilgrimage and Belonging
The 2013 MALCS Summer Institute Program Committee invites submissions for its annual Summer Institute to be held this year at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. This is only the third time in its 30-year history that MALCS has been located in the U.S. Midwest. We take seriously the location where we find ourselves—the geographical, historical, contemporary, intellectual, cultural and political place where we are—for the 2013 Summer Institute. Continue reading »Filed under Announcements, CFP, MALCS business | Comment (1)
Muchisimas gracias to UCSB graduate student Ester Trujillo for spontaneously posting to our Facebook page this series of three daily reports from the Summer Institute (mirrored here with photos added). Ester is a graduate student in Chicana/o Studies who works in Salvadoran-American culture and identity formation; Latinas/os and new media; Pan-Latinidad, diasporas and globalization.
I arrived at the UCSB Campus on the morning of the last day of the MALCS Summer Institute sad, knowing it would be the final day to say hi to the amazing women present but my sadness soon faded when I heard the melodic sounds coming from the registration tables. Elisa and Mayra were playing music that filled my heart with joy.
During session VIII, I attended a panel titled “Striving for Social Justice: Women of Color Lawyers’ Reflections on Education and Careers” which was composed of three tremendously amazing attorneys, discussed by Jessica Lopez Lyman, and moderated by Aida Hurtado: Chair of the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at UCSB and Chair of the Summer Institute. Public Defender Jessica Delgado, Arcelia Hurtado of the National Center for Lesbian Rights and Simona Farrise of the Farrise Law Firm spoke about the challenges and strategies they have engaged on their journey as women of color lawyers in different types of law practice. The presence of several undergraduate students at this panel demonstrated that relationships of mentorship and guidance make MALCS tick and give it its signature essence.
During Plenary III, titled “Creative and Spiritual Healing Practices: Transforming Violence for Social Justice,” I and approximately 110 other mujeres were truly in for a treat!
The first presenter Yvette G. Flores gave a talk titled “Healing from Institutional and Interpersonal Violence” Her testimony of being a Central American trying to find her identity in a Chicano Studies department in the 1970’s was definitely something I can identify with due to my Central American background. Flores’ explanation of the identity politics she met with during that time period and its effects on her professorial and publishing career also made me think of some of the issues I have put to query at times. Yvette encouraged us to understand the nature of trauma from a feminist social justice perspective and to look at the processes available for healing to begin.
Second speaker, Adelina Anthony spoke about the act of honoring our creative selves and about making public the re-membering of trauma. She explained the performance of her second birth at the Stanford University campus around the time during which her mother passed away and about how this performance gave her the ability to express trauma and healing that she lacked the language to describe verbally. She spoke of giving the plenary a gift of humor by explaining that through her performance she recovers her mother from the violence that was inflicted against her. She showed a clip on www.comediva.com/hocicona from “La Chismosa!!!” Anthony then transformed her presentation into a full performance where she instructed the audience of Mariconas and Mariconas who are lying to themselves how to achieve self-gratification in less than 4 seconds. The performance cannot be adequately explained in words on a page; it was absolutely spectacular. Anthony instructed us to “Get out of your heads and back into your bodies.” As the Zen Ranchera, she spoke of not letting addictions get the best of you while she was grinding up against Keta Miranda and Antonia Castañeda and insisted that she was going back to the Rancho to learn new meditation techniques as she concluded her performance.
Now that the 2012 MALCS Summer Institute is over I am overwhelmed with emotions as my sisters return to Ohio, D.C., Texas, Arizona, Spain and various locations around the world and across the country. I feel so grateful and so fortunate to have met so many amazing mentors and so many new friends. I can’t wait to see everyone again next year at Ohio State University for the 2013 MALCS Summer Institute!
The MALCSistas from UC Santa Cruz: from back left, Chela Sandoval, Josie Mendez-Negrete, Aida Hurtado, Maylei Blackwell, three unknown women (sorry!), and Gabriella Gutierrez y Muhs. Front women unidentified as well (sorry!)
First image above: Outgoing chair Monica Flores and new chair Theresa Delgadillo, wrapped in MALCS traditional mantle of leadership, the rebozo. Rita Urquijo-Ruiz is our new chair-elect.
Second image above: Annemarie Perez with Karen Mary Davalos and Karen Mary’s daughter
All images in series by Susana Gallardo
Arcelia Hurtado, Deputy Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, addresses the membership next to Martha Gonzalez (U Washington) and Stephanie Alvarez Martinez (UT Pan Am) at MALCS second plenary in UCSB’s Corwin Pavilion, titled “Technologies of Visibility: The Practice of Dialogo, Testimonio y Performance.” They were introduced by site chair Aida Hurtado. Table design by Ester Trujillo.
Linda Heidenreich, Rita Urquijo-Ruiz, Rusty Barcelo, Irene Mata, and Karleen Pendleton at the stimulating panel “Populating Queer Aztlan: Queer Bodies and (Re)Births in the work of Karleen Pendleton Jimenez and Adelina Anthony”Filed under General News, MALCS business | Comment (1)
By Ester Trujillo, UCSB Site committee
The panels got started today at 9:00 in the morning and as Session 1 began, the excitement could be felt throughout the registration area. For the first time in a long time Santa Barbara hit the mid-80’s F in temperature, making it very apparent that the Mujeres attending the conference brought the heatwave that has hit the rest of the nation along with them from as far as Washington DC, Chicago and Texas.
Today’s morning sessions covered everything from how to use testimonio as method and how to survive the process of promotion from Assistant Professor to the next level. There was a panel on technology that serendipitously congregated in a room where the learning that occurred was truly organic and natural.
During the lunch break, the vending area received conference traffic as conference participants descended upon Storke Plaza to see the items for sale by local vendors and artists. Among jewelry and prints of artworks, books and dream catchers decorated the landscape.
After the lunch break the first Summer Institute Plenary attracted over 150 conference attendees, UCSB students, and community members. Speakers Rusty Barceló, Ana Clarissa Rojas Durazo, Audrey Silvestre, and Nadia Zepeda provided a sobering view into their experiences with institutional violence during their talk titled, “MALCS’ Decolonial Work: Naming and Undoing Institutional Violence, From SB 1070 to Chicano Studies. Moderator Antonia Castañeda gave an insightful introduction and reminded us of the nature of institutional violence and its relation to physical violence. This plenary highlighted MALCS’ subcommittee on institutional Violence and is the first in a series of panels designed to address this issue. The second session in this thread will take place Friday, July 20th during Session 5, which runs from 10:30 to 11:45 AM. The session is session 5I and will take place in the Santa Barbara Harbor room which is located in the basement level of the University Center.
The last session of panels ran during session 3 and I had the pleasure of moderating the panel titled “The Unmaking of Americans: Citizenship, Cultural Politics, and the Neoliberal State,” featuring Ellie Hernandez, Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson, and Veronica Martinez-Matsuda where I learned about the relationship between neoliberal state policies and the regulation/policing of minority “others” both in historical terms, through cultural production and within the design of federal and state policy. What fascinated me the most was how each speaker came from such a different methodological background and yet the tropes and themes they discussed were all delicately interwoven in a graceful dance of language and thought.
Following the Graduate and Undergraduate Caucus meetings and dinner, conference attendees gathered at Del Pueblo Café in Old Town Goleta where dinner and drinks were enjoyed through laughter and greetings of friends, both old and new. Jessica Lopez Lyman and I both hosted the Open Mic Night and 8 courageous poets, singers and all-around performers gathered to delight us with their words. Poets as young as sixteen delivered their words; several of the poets spoke for the first time in public, reading their writings in front of an audience. Closing up the night, Rusty Barceló delighted attendees with several of her songs.
I am extremely excited for what tomorrow will bring, knowing that many conference attendees are still on their way. The full conference day of Friday, July 20th kicks off at 9:00 AM and continues through midnight as we host the Tortuga Awards Dinner at Casa de la Raza in Santa Barbara (tickets are required for entry). More than anything, I am excited to raffle off a brand new 16GB iPad and several other goodies. Find me around campus or at the dinner to get your raffle tickets, Raffle tickets are $3 each of two for $5.Filed under General News, MALCS business | Comment (0)