Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS) is a professional organization for self-identified Chicana, Latina, Native American / Indígena mujeres and gender non-conforming academics, students, and activists. MALCS is an organization that:
- Values and recognizes the multiple and ongoing contributions of Chicana, Latina, and Native American / Indígena women and gender non-confirming academics and activists
- Actively works to create, promote, and support an inclusive education pipeline to increase the presence of other self-identified Chicana, Latina, and Native American / Indígena women and gender non-conforming people in the undergraduate, graduate, and professional populations
- Supports and recognizes that for Chicana, Latina, and Native American / Indígena women and gender non-confirming peoples, scholarly and activist endeavors are not separate but rather part of a holistic approach that also includes creative, spiritual, and communal production and thought
Within those identity categories described above, we also publicly acknowledge the inclusion and presence of mujeres and gender non-confirming folk that also self-identify as Afro Latinx, Asian Latinx, Transgender, and Gender Non-Confirming Queer. MALCS works under a Chicana/Latina/Native Feminist Praxis and publishes the interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal Chicana/Latina Studies.