Mission Statement: Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS, Women Active in Letters and Social Change) is an organization of students working in academia and in community settings with a common goal: to work toward the support, education and dissemination of a collection of student's issues. A variety group of people from a different institutions gather at this yearly Summer Institute to network, share information, offer support and re-energize. MALCS hopes to create a space for people to tell their stories. The dynamics of this space is worth guarding, even in the face of criticism from those we respect and work with in our home institutions.
"By the early 1980s their contributions were barely acknowledged. Sensing this collective loss of voice, feeling highly isolated, eager to extend their knowledge to other women, and desiring to change society’s perceptions, a group of Chicana/Latina academic women gathered at the University of California, Davis, in spring 1982. Mujeres Activas En Letras Y Cambio Social (MALCS) was established at this first meeting. The MALCS declaration, written one year later at the Berkeley campus, formally established the organization and affirmed the membership’s dedication to the unification of their academic life with their community activism" (Taken from http://malcs.org/herstory/)
MALCS de SSU is a space for students who have a strong commitment to working towards the support, education, and dissemination of underrepresented student's issues. MALCS chapter will be collaborating with different multicultural organizations to bring artists, lecturers, and workshops to SSU.
Membership includes faculty, staff, graduate students, undergraduates, SSU alumni and community members. Members must be comfortable in a setting where students will dialog about issues such as race, class, sexuality, and other topics pertinent to underrepresented students.
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