MALCS Radio! is the student-led podcast affiliated with Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social. Each podcast episode features a contributor from the latest issue of C/LS. The podcast invites readers of C/LS to learn more about each contributor, what their work meant to them and others, and what it was like to publish in C/LS. Episodes can be streamed on Soundcloud or accessed via our Facebook and Instagram pages
We are the daughters of Chicano(a/x) working class families involved in higher education. We were raised in labor camps and barrios, where sharing our resources was the basis of survival. Our values, our strength derive from where we came. Our history is the story of the working class people–their struggles, commitments, strengths, and the Chicano(a/x) /Mexicano(a/x) experience in the United States.
We are particularly concerned with the conditions women face at work, in and out of the home. We continue our mothers’ struggle for economic and social justice. The scarcity of Chicanas(xs) in institutions of higher education requires that we join together to identify our common problems, to support each other and to define collective solutions.
Our purpose is to fight the race, class, and gender oppression we have experienced in the universities. Further, we reject the separation of academic scholarship and community involvement. Our research strives to bridge the gap between intellectual work and active commitment to our communities. We draw upon a tradition of political struggle.
We see ourselves developing strategies for social change–a change emanating from our communities. We declare the commitment to seek social, economic, and political change throughout our work and collective action. We welcome Chicanas(xs) who share these goals and invite them to join us.
These are our stories…