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  • Smithsonian National Museum of American History Project Website
    • More information on The Smithsonian National Museum of American History website about The First 100: Chicanas Changing History and our featured object collection.
  • AJAAS – The Association for Jotería Arts, Activism and Scholarship
    • The Association for Jotería Arts, Activism and Scholarship (AJAAS) is intended to build on the ways of being and knowing of our communities by creating a space where Jotería consciousness thrives. This organization will embody the interwoven nature of the arts, activism and scholarship. Recognizing the ways in which we move within and across multiple mediums, practices and disciplines, we are forging an organization capable of supporting its members in multiple formats and contexts.
  • Chicana Latina Foundation
    • The Chicana Latina Foundation (CLF) is a non-profit organization that promotes professional and leadership development of Latinas.
  • MALCS – Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social
    • Chicana/Latina women were an integral part of the activities collectively recognized as the Chicano Movimiento, most active and visible from 1964 to 1975. 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.
  • NACCS – National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies
    • The National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies is the academic organization that serves academic programs, departments and research centers that focus on issues pertaining to Mexican Americans, Chicana/os, and Latina/os. The Association was formed in 1972, during the height of the Chicana/o movement, calling for the development of a space where scholarship and Chicana/o students could develop their talents in higher education. For more than 30 years, students, faculty, staff, and community members have attended the NACCS annual conference to present their scholarly papers–many of which have spun into important intellectual pillars.
  • The Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa
    • Gloria E. Anzaldúa (1942-2004) was a poet, activist, educator, and scholar of Chicana feminist theory and queer of color critique. She authored a number of texts based on her own experiences growing up in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, including Borderlands / La Frontera: The New Mestiza (1987). She was the co-editor of This Bridge Called my Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color (1981), a foundational text by and for women of color on numerous topics, including race, gender, sexuality, class, and Indigeneity. Two years after Gloria Anzaldúa’s untimely death, the Society was created to provide a space for students, scholars, and the community to come together to continue with Anzaldúa’s vision and passion. In 2007, the Women Studies Institute (WSI) at the University of Texas at San Antonio became the SSGA’s academic home. Since 2009, every 18 months, in November and in May, the SSGA and WSI as co-sponsors of the conference host El Mundo Zurdo with the hope that you enjoy celebrating the life and work of one of our Tejana scholars, whose words have touched the world.