MALCS STATEMENT ON COVID-19
With the increased anxiety and uncertainty about the spread of COVID-19, we would like to assure you that MALCS and the Washington State University site committee are monitoring the situation closely through the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Washington State Department of Health.
Based on information available at this time, we are moving forward with plans to host the 2020 MALCS Summer Institute at WSU in Pullman, Washington July 29, 2020 through August 01, 2020. We are extending deadlines for registration and attendance confirmation to better accommodate current university policies that are limiting travel this spring. We will continue to stay abreast of the latest developments and precautions over the next several weeks, and will provide updates to our members should any change arise.
— MALCS EC and WSU Site Committee
Save the Date! 2020 Summer Institute
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Welcome mujeres activas
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.