2007 MALCS Summer Institute
University of Minnesota
St. Paul Campus
August 2–4, 2007
Among Women, Between Nations
Entre mujeres, entre naciones
Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS, Women Active in Letters and Social Change) is an organization of Chicanas/ Latinas and Native American women working in academia and in community settings with a common goal: to work toward the support, education and dissemination of Chicana/Latina and Native American women’s issues. We gather yearly at the Summer Institute to network, share information, present our work, offer support and re-energize.
The theme of this year’s Institute, “Among Women, Between Nations–Entre mujeres, entre naciones,” symbolizes both the intimacy and the sociopolitical complexity of our identities, relationships, and affiliations–between spaces and across borders. We hope to examine our commonalities as well as the things that separate us. We will make a conscious effort to address issues particular to indigenous women’s communities, as well as the transnational realities of Chicana/Latina lives.
The 2007 MALCS Summer Institute site committee is currently seeking submissions for scholarly papers, panels proposals, workshops, roundtables, intimate circles, etc. for the 2007 Summer Institute at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus August 2-4. Paper topics may include: Chicana/Latina feminisms, transnational feminisms, indigenous women, transnational migration, literary theory, afro-latinidades, the legal justice system, activist scholarship, community activism, sovereignty, political and gender-based violence, health, science studies, creative writing, poetry/performance, visual cultures, coalitions between women of color, media and visual culture, land issues, etc.
Workshop topics might include: getting into graduate school, how to set up a MALCS chapter, going on the job market, MALCS for Beginners, Tips for Tenure, Professional Development for undergrads (Research, writing a c.v., letters of rec), Balancing activism & scholarship.
This list of themes suggests a wide array of topics. However, it is not meant to be exhaustive nor limiting in its scope. Submissions from all disciplines, activist and community organizations are encouraged. Abstracts or descriptions of no more than 250 words, should be accompanied by: 1) the TITLE of the paper, panel, roundtable, workshop or other presentation; 2) NAME(S) of all presenters or facilitators & their academic/institutional/organizational or community affiliations; 3) EMAIL address and any other relevant contact information.
Deadline for submission: April 30, 2007 EXTENDED TO MAY 21, 2007
Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Or: Dr. Edén Torres, 425 Ford Hall 224 Church St SE Mpls., MN 55455