Questions? You can contact:
- Ex-Oficio Chair: Nohemy Solórzano-Thompson (email@example.com)
- Administrative Coordinator: Lupe Gallegos Diaz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Membership Coordinator: Vanessa Fonseca (email@example.com)
- Lead Journal Editors: Gloria Cuádraz (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Alejandra Elenes (email@example.com)
For all elected officers, see our leadership page.
We will get back to you as soon as we can, but we are an all-volunteer organization, so please be patient.
Before you write, here are answers to some common questions we receive:
How do I join?
When is your next event?
How do I find out about MALCS activities in my area?
MALCS has several local chapters in Austin, San Antonio, Los Angeles (UCLA and CSULA chapters), Salt Lake City, Davis, and Berkeley. Look here for more information about these chapters and local events. And keep an eye on the blog or our facebook page for national events.
Where can I get backcopies or subscriptions of the MALCS journal, Chicana/Latina Studies?
Go here for backorder and subscription info
Where is the next Summer Institute? How much will it cost?
The 2016 Summer Institute was held at the University of Wyoming. Proposals are being accepted for future sites. You can get all the latest information about this year’s SI, as well as information about past gatherings, on our Summer Institute page.
Subscribe to our email listserv or the blog or check back to this website regularly for the latest info. Emailing us constantly to ask will not help, really.
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 subscribe to the lists, please use the link in the sidebar of our home page.
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 OR they send a message from an email address other than the one they used to subscribe, 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.
Other Email lists
We have a 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.
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!
About this site
MALCS is an official affiliate of the Chicana/Latina Foundation
The site header at the top of the page features the original MALCS logos on the right, designed by Chicana artist Yolanda Lopez in 1988. On the left is an adapted logo by Alma Lopez, created for the MALCS Summer Institute at UCSC in 2006. These are original logos and copyright remains with the artists, so PLEASE do not copy without requesting formal permission from us. You can see more of Alma’s work at her site, http://Alma Lopez.net and Yolanda’s work here
This site was designed and implemented in 2010 by Susana L. Gallardo of Chicanas.com Consulting. Susana served as MALCS Webjefa from 2005-2012. The previous website administrator was Kathryn Blackmer Reyes. The current Webjefa is Seline Szkupinski Quiroga.