The 2018 MALCS Summer Institute Convivencia y Resistencia: Fronterizas for Social Justice is about recognizing different life experiences, particularly those here on the border, and how such different life experiences shape our understandings of the world. The idea of Nepantla and mestiza identity are key aspects of fronteriza life. We are pushing back on arguments for more border walls, while recognizing that our communities are already under heavy state surveillance and prosecution.

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. Chicanas/Latinas and Native American women from a variety of institutions gather at this yearly Summer Institute to network, share information, offer support and re-energize. The MALCS Summer Institute is one of the few places Chicanas/Latinas and Native American women can come together without the influence of male and/or Euro-American consciousness or opinion.



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Executive Committee

 

Cecilia "CC" Aragon

University of Wyoming

 

Dolores Delgado Bernal

California State University, Los Angeles

 

Judith Flores Carmona

New Mexico State University

 

Justine Hernandez

St. Edwards University

 

Sonya M. Alemán

University of Texas at San Antonio

 

Vanessa Fonseca

Arizona State University

 

Jean Aguilar-Valdez

Portland State University

 

Lupe Gallegos-Diaz

University of California, Berkeley

 

Elena Avilés

Portland State University

 

Lilliana P. Saldaña

University of Texas at San Antonio

 

El Paso Site Committee

 

Gina Núñez Mchiri

The University of Texas at El Paso

 

Stacey Sowards

The University of Texas at El Paso

 

Irma V. Montelongo

The University of Texas at El Paso

 

Adriana Dominguez

The University of Texas at El Paso

 

Areli Chacon Silva

The University of Texas at El Paso

 

Meredith Abarca

The University of Texas at El Paso

 

María Socorro Tabuenca

The University of Texas at El Paso

 

Silvia Peregrino

El Paso Community College

 

Patricia Islas

El Paso Community College

 

Lucero Duran

The University of Texas at El Paso

 

Vanessa Lina Martinez

The University of Texas at El Paso

 

Isabel Baca

The University of Texas at El Paso

 

Maralyn Doering

The University of Texas at El Paso

 

Mitzel Aveytia

The University of Texas at El Paso

 

Lucia Dura

The University of Texas at El Paso

Sylvia Acosta

YWCA

 

Diana Washington Valdez

Digie Zone Network

 

Liz Chavez

Wise Latinas International L.E.A.D.

 

Mary Carter

Anthony Women's Intercultural Center

 

Malu Picard Ami

The University of Texas at El Paso

 

Maria de los Angeles Flores

The University of Texas at El Paso

 

Maria T. de la Piedra

The University of Texas at El Paso

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