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Nov. 6-8 Meeting pic

“President” Rusty Barcelo, Rose Rodriguez Rabin, Ana Juarez, Norma Cantu, Monica Torres, Elisa Facio, Margaret. Then Irene Lara (8), KarenMary Davalos, Stefanie, ?. Twelve is ?, Theresa Delgadillo, Gabriela Baeza Ventura, Josie Mendez-Negrete, Elisa Huerta, Susana Gallardo.  Front: Alejandra Elenes(18), Judith Flores Carmona, Rita Urquijo-Ruiz. Not pictured:  Keta Miranda.  Picture by Judith Flores Carmona.

MALCS Gathering Nov. 6-8 – org. details

Saturday  November 6, 2010
UTSA, Downtown Campus, BV 1.338
11:45 AM-1:15 PM
Hosted by: Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa
El Mundo Zurdo International Conference

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Plenary will be webstreamed:  look for updates here!

Doing Work that Matters: Bridging  Letras y Cambio Social
A National MALCS Roundtable
Marie “Keta” Miranda, Monica Torres, Elisa Diana Huerta, Rita Urquijo-Ruiz, and Judith Flores Carmona

This will be webstreamed:  Click here to watch LIVE on

Registration for SSGA:      Community/Students $40      Professional $ 85

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Trinity University [TBA]
8:00 am -  8:30 AM Coffee and Pan Dulce
8:30 – 11:00 AM
Chapter and Regions discuss work of bridging
Discussion, Ideas on Doing Work that Matters
Suggestions, ideas,

Monday, November 8, 2010

UTSA Downtown Campus [TBA]
8:00 am -  8:30 AM Coffee and Pan Dulce
8:30 – 11:00 AM
Operationalizing and planning

MALCS Membership table @ SSGA , Trinity, & UTSA

Housing:   DoubleTree Hotel online

Private housing contact: Keta Miranda Marie.Miranda@UTSA.EDU

Mundo Zurdo: Anzalduan Thought, Art & Performance Nov 4-6

El Mundo Zurdo: An International Conference
on Anzaldúan Thought, Art and Performance
November 4-6, 2010

The Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa (SSGA) and the Women Studies Institute at the University of Texas at San Antonio  are proud to announce their second international conference on the life and work of Chicana Feminist Gloria E. Anzaldúa.  El Mundo Zurdo seeks to provide a place for scholars, students, and community to come together with the intention of engaging in the continued study of Anzaldúa’s intellectual and spiritual work.

UT San Antonio in collaboration with Trinity University, the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, and Café Citlali have united their efforts to offer a series of events from November 4-6, 2010.

The conference will begin on Thursday evening (November 4) with a welcome reception at the Esperanza Center (922 San Pedro Ave.) and the viewing of the film “Altares” on the life of Anzaldúa.  The main conference panels, workshops, performance, and roundtables will be held at UTSA Downtown Campus on Friday, November 5 (8:00-6:30 p.m.) and on Saturday, November 6 (8:30 – 2:30 p.m.).  In addition, there will be Noche de Cultura/Cultural Night held at Café Citlali (1913 S. Flores inside Gallista Gallery) on Friday 7:00-9:00 p.m.

There will also be a book release and sale of El Mundo Zurdo: Selected Works from the Meetings of the Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa 2007 & 2009 edited by Norma E. Cantú, Christina L. Gutiérrez, Norma Alarcón, and Rita E. Urquijo-Ruiz (Aunt Lute Books, San Francisco, CA).

For more information on the conference program and registration visit or you may also contact Carolyn Motley at UTSA’s Women Studies Institute (210) 458-6277 or write to

“Cada cabeza es un  mundo”
Prof. Norma E. Cantú
Department of English
University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX 78249
(210)458-5134 (office)

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All of the following in English Department.  Complete info at

Assistant/Associate Professor Indigenous American Literatures
Assistant/Associate or Full Professor Chicana/o-Latina/o Literary/Cultural Studies
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Assistant Professor, Renaissance Literature
Assistant Professor, Linguistics Morphology/Phonology
Assistant Professor, Linguistics Phonology/Phonetics
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Assistant Professor African American Literature
Assistant Professor Applied Linguistics/TESOL
Assistant Professor Syntax

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MALCS Gathering Nov. 6-7, 2010 San Antonio

MALCS Gathering
“Doing Work that Matters”: Bridging Letras y Cambio Social
November 6th and 7th, 2010
San Antonio, Tejas

Dear MALCista,

The MALCS Gathering launches an assessment of our organization as a national body to bridge all aspects of our organization and especially as we work to perpetually nurture and recognize the interconnection of academic labor and social activism. The MALCS Gathering entails a collective conduit through which we can explore new and existing strategies of bridging letras y cambio social.

In order to hold the gathering, the Executive Committee worked with The  Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa (SSGA) that graciously provided their final plenary session to MALCS in order to begin our discussion. This plenary opens up the MALCS Special Gathering to begin a series of discussions about MALCS and what we want it to become  (“Doing Work that Matters”: Bridging Letras y Cambio Social, A National MALCS Roundtable, Saturday, Nov. 6).

Then on Sunday, Nov. 7 at Trinity University we will have discussion of what chapters/regions are doing as well as continue discussion on ideas, concerns, and needs in order to develop an assessment of where and how to continue.

On Monday, Nov. 8 at UTSA we will have a two-hour meeting to develop operational plans.

Your contribution as a participant will be invaluable to our project as your work has been critical to the developing MALCS’ as a national organization that dreams and acts to the fluctuating political landscape.

Please read below for information about housing, travel, registration and renewing MALCS membership.

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Keta Miranda

Things to do:

1.  Membership -  PLEASE RENEW your membership:  form here in msdoc or pdf (also available at

Mail to:
MALCS  / ATTN: Lupe Gallegos
1404   66th Street
Berkeley, CA 94702

2. Hotel reservation
Accommodations can be found at Doubletree Hotel located across the street
from the University of Texas at San Antonio downtown campus. Some SSGA
break-out sessions will be held at Doubletree as well as vendors tables will
be found there.

Call or log-on now to reserve your room at Doubletree Hotel and be sure to
mention that you are with the SSGA conference for the special discounted conference rate.  502 West Durango, San Antonio, Texas, United States 78207
Telephone: 1-210-224-7155

3. Private Housing
The MALCS exec is working with the San Anto MALCS chapter for housing in
private homes.  More news soon.

4. Register for the SSGA conference – Get reg form here in msdoc or pdf

Please make check or money order payable to UTSA Women’s Studies Institute.  Mail to:

Carolyn Motley, Sr Admin Associate
UTSA Women’s Studies Institute
One UTSA Circle

San Antonio, TX 78249

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Arizona conference video available

The MALCS Arizona State Conference was video taped and can be viewed by clicking here or on the navigation bar at the top of this page where it says “Arizona conference”

Gracias to our AZ companeras who organized the conferencia, mobilized against SB 1070 and continue to contribute to our dialogue for justice.

Keta Miranda

The video archives include the following:
Dr. Alejandra Elenes and Dr. Gloria H. Cuádraz, Co-Chairs
Opening Prayer: Charlene O’Rourke, Lakota

Thursday, July 22, 2010 9:00 – 9:30 am
2- Introduction: Dr. Alejandra Elenes
Keynote: Dr. Keta Miranda, Chair

Thursday, July 22, 2010 10 am – 12
3- Voices of Resistance: Arizona Actions Against SB 1070

Thursday, July 22, 2010 1 – 3 pm
4- Human Rights, Education, and the Dream Act: Navigating the Shifting Terrains

Friday, July 23, 2010 9 – 9:30 am
5- Introduction: Dr. Gloria Cuádraz, ASU
Keynote: Dr. Josie Méndez Negrete

Friday, July 23, 2010 10 am -12
6- Interrogating the Politics of Knowledge: Implications of HB 2281

Friday, July 23, 2010 1 – 3 pm
7- Labor and Human Rights: Rallying around Workers’ Issues

Friday, July 23, 2010 4 – 4:45 pm
8- Introduction: Dr. Alejandra Elenes and Dr. Gloria Cuádraz
Closing Keynote: Rosie López, Founder, Arizona Hispanic Community Forum