Arizona MALCS Institute 2010
Thursday, July 22nd - Saturday, July 24th
ASU Downtown Phoenix & ASU West campuses
MALCS is an interdisciplinary association of Chicana/Latina and Native American scholars from different institutions and disciplines who work in academia and community settings to bring visibility to our scholarship and issues. Due to the collective decision by the MALCS membership to honor the boycott of Arizona, we will not be hosting the MALCS national conference as originally planned. However, we are hosting an Arizona MALCS Institute that is dedicating the first two days to address the issues and strategize with immigrant advocates, community activists, students, academics and policy makers. The third day will feature scholarly and creative presentations by Arizona faculty, graduate and undergraduate students.
The institute will be held on Thursday, July 22nd through Saturday, July 24th on the ASU at the Downtown Phoenix and ASU at the West campuses. Please see the INSTITUTE SCHEDULE link to the left for program information.
**REGISTRATION FORMS ARE NOW POSTED. PLEASE CLICK ON THE REGISTRATION LINK TO THE LEFT. YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND THE INSTITUTE.
LATE Registrations are still being accepted!!!
PRogram is now posted under Institute Schedule!!!
***Panel sessions will be webcast on the day of the institute. Please see the Institute Schedule link to the left for more information.
(Re)Claiming Our Dreams Across Contested Terrains
The theme of the 2010 institute reflects our belief in the interrelationship between human rights and the urgent need to reclaim contested terrains and Indigenous homelands. In doing so, we recognize that dreams in our communities all too often go unrealized. The paucity of economic security compounded by limited access to education, health care, urban survival, and civil rights calls us to reflect, theorize, and organize to challenge the powers and inequalities prevailing in our communities and institutions. By contested terrains, we acknowledge the embattled contradictory borders and spaces of our everyday lives in geographical, spiritual, ideological, epistemological, political, and cultural arenas. We claim our rights to dreams, and to instill those dreams in our loved ones and to honor the dreams of those who preceded us. In order to fully learn from each other, we are creating a youth track that inspires and forges cross-generational ties. In the spirit of this institute we invite scholars, activists, cultural workers, artists, students, and community members to join us in envisioning the possibilities and actualizing social change.
- Please be sure to renew your MALCS membership by visiting the national Web site at http://malcs.net.
- If you would like to know more information regarding the history of the MALCS Summer Institute please visit http://malcs.net/summer.htm.
- If you have any questions about the Arizona MALCS Institute, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact:
|Gloria Cuadraz, Co-Chair
|C. Alejandra Elenes, Co-Chair