GoFundMe and My Compas Attending Mujeres Activas En Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS) in Santa Fe!

UCSC Undergrad Panel at MALCS  2015


So, I’m excited to be working with an amazing group of undergraduates Lemy Garcia, Samantha Pineda and Ryan King, along with our wonderful professor of Feminist Studies Felicity Amaya-Schaeffer to present a panel at Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS) this summer!

It would mean a lot to all of us, to the communities we work with and–we know–to academia to have four undergraduate Feminist Studies students present our research at this conference. Our individual voices will come together into a cohesive panel on how we can continue the work of using borderlands methodologies inspired by Gloria Anzaldua and Jose Munoz to create new world/new Xicanx utopias!

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MALCS 2015:
“Honoring Our Intersectionality, Our Migration Roots/Routes”
Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS) is inviting scholars to Santa Fe, New Mexico this year to share our theories, stories and interventions.

We, four undergraduates at UCSC and one professor, need your support to present our research to this important dialogue! Please see our description below.

Our Ask to Friends, Family, Colleagues and Compañerxs,

We are excited to announce that four Feminist Studies Undergraduates, Magally Miranda, Ryan King, Adlemy Garcia, and Samantha Pineda, have been invited by Feminist Studies Professor Felicity Schaeffer-Grabiel, to participate in a panel to present our research at the MALCS Summer Institute at the University of New Mexico on July 29th – August 1st, 2015.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Honoring Our Intersectionality, Our Migration Roots/Routes” where participants will engage with “performances and projects that honor our whole, intersectional selves.” Conference organizers expect presentations on an eclectic series of themes such as “identities, class inequity, cultural studies, curanderismo, decolonization, education, environmental justice, gender and sexuality, immigration, mental health, racism, social justice, and STEM.”

Our panel, which is titled “Beyond the Borders of the Here and Now” is an opportunity to contribute our research projects that employ borderlands methodologies to consider social justice, struggles against gentrification, migration policy, sexuality and diaspora.

Presenting our work at this conference can open many academic and professional doors for us. It will also give us an opportunity to take the theories, stories and interventions that we have worked so arduously to articulate to a new public. In this way we can share the knowledge being produced by UC Santa Cruz’s Feminist Studies department and in some ways share the stories of the communities that have produced us.

Unfortunately, our department is very underfunded and we have created this Gofundme account as a way to raise funds to attend and present at the conference. We are asking for you, our friends, family, colleagues, compañerxs de lucha to help us get to our destination. We have little to offer you in exchange, but we hope that recording and sharing our presentation with you might serve as an incentive for you all to add what you can to this fundraiser.


Felicity Amaya Schaeffer
Magally Miranda
Ryan King
Adlemy Garcia
Samantha Pineda


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