We encourage you to add us as a friend, follow us as we write about MALCS events and activities.
We currently have two main email lists; the first is the official MALCS list for members only, and the second is for allies and affiliates. If you’d like to become a member, or submit to the lists, please contact our ListServJefa at email@example.com for the addresses. She updates the lists regularly based on membership data given her by Lupe and membership coordinator (maybe 2-3 times a year?).
Is my message moderated?
Most (90%?) email to the lists goes through immediately.
If someone submits an email to a list to which they are NOT subscribed, the message has to wait for moderation, and the moderator usually approves or rejects it within a day or so.
Sometimes emails will be rejected if they are sent to multiple addresses in addition to a list – this is our default since these are supposed to be private lists. So you cannot send an email to “firstname.lastname@example.org” AND email@example.com“ – again, it will be submitted for moderation and the moderator will approve or reject. This was a bit of an issue last year during discussion of the journal, so we created a list specifically for journal issues..
Other Email lists
We have a brand new list titled Madres Profesoras which seeks to provide a supportive queer-friendly forum for Chicanas, Latinas, and women of color parents who are juggling both children and academic careers. To join, please go here or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The group also has a facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/malcs.madres/.
We have two more private mailing lists for the LBTQ Caucus, and the Indigenous Caucus. These lists are not currently in use.
If we set up a list for you, here is a quick guide to managing it: Web tutorial: Managing a MALCS mailing list
Resources for Local Chapters
If your local chapter is active, please contact the webjefa so we can offer you the support of MALCS email, blog, and other technologies. We can set you up with these at no charge on the MALCS server, and you maintain full control over your content. Or if you set up your own blog, please let us know so we can link to it and support your work! Email webjefa @ malcs.org
Interested in writing for Mujeres Talk?
Mujeres Talk is a space where the Chicana, Latina and Native American members of MALCS and our allies can address issues of concern to ourselves and our multiple communities. Co-Moderators Theresa Delgadillo and Seline Szkupinski Quiroga look forward to receiving your original essays, digital stories, creative writing and comments. If you would like to contribute, please send your entry of approximately 500 – 750 words, title and two-line author bio to: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Writing for The MALCS blog?
We are always seeking contributions and contributors to the main MALCS blog. Please forward your news and events to email@example.com and we will post them.
Or better yet, contact us to become a regular contributor to the blog. We’d love to have your particular take on what’s new and relevant for MALCS members…..email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested.
For Current MALCS blog contributors:
- Check the dates of current drafts. Before posting, please click on “posts” in the left column to see a list of who has posted recently. If someone just posted the day before, or same day, consider waiting a day or two before you make your post, so their post sits in the “top spot” on the page a bit longer. Or use the “Post Immediately?” function (top right of posting page) to postdate the date and time of your post.
- Write an intro. Don’t just post an article, but include at least two or three lines giving some sort of introduction – perhaps background info, explain why you’re posting it, or add a personal note.
- Send to list? Once you “publish” your post, it will automatically go out to the members and public email lists. So be sure to hit “Save Draft” until you are sure your post is polished and ready to go. If for some reason you do not want the post to be sent out on the email lists (and appear on the blog only), be sure to check the box at the bottom of the posting page that says “Subscribe2 Notification Override.” This is particularly important if you’re posting multiple job opportunities, for example, so that people don’t get annoyed by a bunch of similar messages in their inboxes.
- Somewhere in the MALCS files, there’s a rule that says we only advertise local events if there is a full 2-3 weeks before the event. Mostly, that means no last-minute advertising of something in Albuquerque, when the majority of our membership can’t reasonably make travel plans to attend.
- These are guidelines, and there are always exceptions. Use your judgement.