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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 ListServ Jefa at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 “email@example.com” AND firstname.lastname@example.org” – 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 email@example.com. 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