With lectures, workshops, seminars, and various social activities, the Institute is designed to challenge us intellectually by sharing work and ideas; it creates an informal space for socializing and networking, and offers a safe space to present early work for discussion and development. The institute is a unique and creative space from which we emerge energized and ready to engage the world again.
MALCS is open to all Chicana, Latina, Afro-Latina, Asian-Latina and Indigenous women and gender non-conforming people working toward the support, education and dissemination of Chicana/Latina & Native American women’s issues. This includes faculty, staff, graduate students, undergraduates, and community members. If you are interested in joining us, please see our membership page or drop us a line. Please note that you must be a member in order to attend the summer institute; you can register for both at the same time, if necessary, though the fees are collected separately.
The 2015 MALCS Summer Institute will be held
July 29 to August 1, 2015
University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM)
Our hosts/organizers are Alma Rosa Silva-Bañuelos, Director of the UNM LGBTQ Resource Center, and Rosa Isela Cervantes, Director of the UNM Centro de la Raza and Special Advisor to the President on Latino Affairs.
Call for Papers and Conference Theme announced!
Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social annually sponsors a writing workshop at the Summer Institute. The MALCS Summer Institute Writing Workshop is one of our formal methods of creating a feminist editorial praxis in the publication of work by and about Chicanas/Latinas. The workshop follows the spirit and mission of MALCS, and it is designed to create a publishing community with the aim of energizing knowledge production through collaboration and institutionalized mentorship. More information here.
Mapping Geographies of Self: Woman as First Environment July 30-August 2, Northern New Mexico College, El Rito, NM // Site Chairs: Rusty Barceló, María Dolores Gonzales, Patricia Trujillo
Aquí Estamos!/We Are Here!: Movements, Migrations, Pilgrimage and Belonging July 17-20, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH // Site Chair: Theresa Delgadillo
Todos Somos Arizona: Confronting the Attack on Difference July 18-21, University of California, Santa Barbara // Site Chair: Aida Hurtado
|2011||Against Fear and Terror: Una Nueva Conciencia Sin Fronteras August 3-6, California State University, Los Angeles // Site Chair: Dionne Espinoza|
|2010||* National Conference Cancelled to Honor Boycott of SB1070 *Arizona MALCSistas quickly reorganized to create the Arizona State MALCS Conference “Derechos Humanos: (Re)Claiming Our Dreams Across Contested Terrains” Arizona State University, Phoenix, July 21-24|
|2009||The Border as Mirror: Negotiating the View From Here July 22-25, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces // Site Chair: Monica Torres|
Mujeres (Re)member: Creating Spaces of (Be)longing Across Latinidades and Indigenismas July 30 – August 2, University of Utah, Salt Lake City // Site Chair: Dolores Delgado Bernal
|2007||Among Women, Between Nations Entre Mujeres, Entre Naciones August 2–4, University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus // Site Chair: Eden Torres|
|2006||Transfronteras, Geographies & Generations
August 3-5, University of California at Santa Cruz // Site Chair: Felicity Schaeffer Gabriel Site coordinators: Felicity Schaeffer-Grabiel, Susy Zepeda, Elisa Diana Huerta, Rosa-Linda Fregoso, Aida Hurtado, Pat Zavella, Olga Nájera-Ramírez, Norma Klahn, Gabriela Arredondo, Catherine Ramírez, Rosie Cabrera, Roberta Valdez, Xochitl Chavez, Susy Zepeda, Sandra Alvarez, Cindy Bello, Gloria Moran
|2005||“Sabiduría y Acción:” La Fuerza de las Mujeres August 4-7, University of California at Berkeley // Site Chairs: Adriana Ayala & Cristina Perez|
|2004||Cyber Imaginaries: Decolonizing the Future August 6 – 8, University of Washington, Seattle // Site Chairs: Rusty Barceló & Magdalena Fonseca Site committee: Laura Avila, Crystil Barragan, Andrea Gamboa, Angela Ginorio, Gabriela Gutierrez y Muhs, Linda Heidenreich, Elizabeth Salas, Yvonne Sanchez, Anita Sitio, Cecilia Valenzuela|
|2003||Reflexiones y Visiones: MALCS Building the Future August 10-13, San Antonio, Texas // Site Chairs: Norma Cantú & Gaye Okoh|
|2001||¡Activismo! Académicas, Artistas, Científicas y más…August 2-5, California State University, Northridge // Site Chair: Mary Pardo|
|2000||University of California, Davis // Site Chair: Adaljiza Sosa Riddell|
|1999||Los Recuerdos del Porvenir/Remembrances of Things to Come August 12-15, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis // Site Chair: Rusty Barceló & Carmen A|
|1998||University of California, Santa Cruz // Site Chair: Kathy Blackmer-Reyes|
|1997||Solidaridad: Collaborating Across Identities, Communities & Boundaries July 30 – August 3, University of Colorado, Boulder // Site Chair: Elisa Facio|
|1996||California State University, San Diego|
|1995||Heterogeneity of Chicana Feminism: Problems and Possiblities August 16-19, University of California, Davis // Site Chair: Adaljiza Sosa Riddell|
|1994||University of Illinois, Chicago // Site Chair: Irene Campos-Carr|
|1993||August 14-15, University of California, Santa Barbara // Site Chair: Denise Segura|
|1992||Resistance and Celebration: La Fuerza de las Mujeres August 1-5, University of California, Berkeley // Site Chair: Julia Curry|
|1991||Laredo State University // Site Chair: Norma Cantú|
|1990||University of California, Los Angeles // Site Chair: Angelina Veyna|
|1989||Santa Clara University // Site Chair: Alma Garcia|
|1988||July 19-31, University of California, Davis // Site Chair: Adaljiza Sosa Riddell|
|1987||Ethics July 27-31, University of California, Davis // Site Chair: Adaljiza Sosa Riddell|
|1986||Violencia y la Mujer August 21, University of California, Davis // Site Chair: Adaljiza Sosa Riddell|
|1985||Sexual Politics July 22, University of California, Davis // Site Chair: Adaljiza Sosa Riddell|