The MALCS Executive Committee (EC), together with the Coordinating Committee (CC), serves as the decision-making body for the organization. Online elections for open positions on the MALCS Executive & Coordinating Committees take place annually in the month prior to the Summer Institute.
For candidates who seek Executive Committee positions, the EC meets monthly via internet and in person twice a year: in Winter (midyear) and at the Summer Institute. MALCS provides limited travel support to EC members for these meetings. All officers must be current members of MALCS in good standing.
Executive (EC) & Coordinating Committee (CC) Vacancies 2017-2018
Chair-Elect candidate Dolores Delgado Bernal statement and photo:
Dolores Delgado Bernal
Professor of Chicanx/Latinx Studies and Education
California State University, Los Angeles
Attending MALCS conferences since 1994, I have been mentored by and mentored many of its amazing members. My participation includes serving as an editorial board member of our journal for many years (Voces and then Chicana/Latina Studies), as a Site Committee member (1997-1998), as chair-elect and chair (1998-2000), founding faculty advisor for the University of Utah chapter (2007), and as Site Committee Chair (2008). My continued responsibility to give back to MALCS is rooted in the fact that it has always been an intellectually and spiritually supportive space for me. I have a long record of working collaboratively in academia and community spaces, and I would welcome the opportunity to work with the MALCS leadership and to serve its members.
Membership Coordinator candidate Vanessa Fonseca statement and photo:
Assistant Professor of English
Arizona State University
I have been a MALCS member since 2009 and, for the past two years, I have served as the MALCS Membership Coordinator. My appreciation for MALCS leadership has grown tremendously during this time as I have witnessed the tireless efforts of so many amazing mujeres working toward common goals. Being a Membership Coordinator allows me to interact in so many ways with the membership and to help them understand and participate in all MALCS has to offer! But most of all, it allows me to practice reciprocity by giving back to an organization that has helped me grow so much during the past eight years!
At Large Member candidate for election posiiton 1 Martha Acevedo:
Martha O. Acevedo
Community Scholar & Activist
California Dept of Education (Retired)
An At Large Representative 2017-2019, I assisted in fund raising, recruiting members, and facilitating the caucuses at the Summer Institute. I assisted in reviewing Summer Institute proposals, and supported the Coordinating Committee, mid year, Summer Institute and Pre-Institute. The MALCS Summer Institute spirit brings me back each year.
I graduated from the University of California Irvine and Stanford University in Spanish, History and Education, serving 4 years as elected trustee of the Berkeley Unified School District.
I will work to recruit Chicanx/Latinx/nonconforming women in underserved places. I commit to communication across generations of MALCSistas.
At Large Member candidate for election position 2 Dora Lopez Mata:
Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS) for me is a safe space. Each year, I attend MALCS I grow as a scholar and individual. I have been part of MALCS since 2012. Therefore, for the past five years, I have been part of the summer institute Being part of this organization is a life changing experience because I am working with inspirational Chicana feminists. For these reasons, I want to continue with my commitment with MALCS by nominating myself to be the at-large representative. I believe I have the skills for this position, as I am passionate about MALCS.