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Sitio y Curación: Carving Spaces for Cultura and Healing
Washington State University, Pullman
July 29, 2020 – August 1, 2020
We thank you for your continued patience as we closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. In adhering to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines the MALCS Executive Committee and Washington State University Site Committee have decided to cancel the 2020 Summer Institute in Pullman, Washington.
The MALCS EC would like to share the statement issued by the WSU Site Committee:
We hope that this note finds you safe and with the knowledge that we are holding each other in our hearts. Over the last few weeks, the 2020 MALCS site committee has had difficult conversations among ourselves and more recently with our national board. It is with heavy hearts that we came to the conclusion that we must cancel the 2020 SI. Moving forward with the planning for such a gathering during this crisis is not advisable. The uncertainty of what July will bring only drives that reality home. And so we are pouring our energy into caring for each other, those we love, and of course ourselves. We know that fierce energy, on your part, is now being poured into doing the same.
While we know that the SI is an important regenerative and healing space, we at MALCS are committed to supporting societal and individual health and well-being by adhering to social distancing practices.
We thank all of you for your support and commitment to MALCS and please know that we are working hard developing ways of keeping MALCSistas in contact with each other.
— WASU Site Committee & MALCS Executive Committee
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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-conforming 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.