The MALCS Summer Institute

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The summer institute is the highlight of the year for MALCS regular members. Held on various member campuses since the first institute at UC Davis in 1985, the event is a yearly reunion of Chicanas/Latinas and Native American women from all across the country. With lectures, workshops, seminars, and various social activities, the institute is designed to challenge us intellectually by sharing work and ideas; it creates an informal space for socializing and networking, and offers a safe space to present early work for discussion and development. The institute is a unique and creative space from which we emerge energized and ready to engage the world again (

2009's Institute will be held at the New Mexico State University, July 22-25, 2009. For further information please visit