Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS)

Women Active in Letters and Social Change

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  • 2018 MALCS Pre-Institute Workshops

2018 MALCS Pre-Institute Workshops

  • 01 Aug 2018
  • (MDT)
  • University of Texas, El Paso (UTEP)


  • Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
    Location: Andesite, 1st Floor Student Union
    ESATAR * SOLTAR* Y DAR RINDA SUELTA *UNTIE * RELEASE * & UNLEASH: SETTING THE SPIRITS IN MOTION TO BE FREED A WRITING WORKSHOP WITH DENISE CHÁVEZ This 3-hour intensive hands-on workshop with writer Denise Chávez will help you break a sweat. Isn’t that what you really want? To untie the stories, to release them, and to unleash them to be transformed for your greater good? Stories should not hurt, they should heal. And yet—to get to the truth of a story requires Coraje: Courage. What is the other use of the word, Coraje? Rage/Anger. And while this may be part of your story, it should ultimately be looked at with mercy and yes, love. Participants should bring a list of 20 possible stories or “Moments” to explore. Bring a notebook or a laptop. Bring everything that will make you feel comfortable: cushion/blanket/special need items. We will bring snacks to share. Chávez will contact all participants ahead of time to about the workshop. If you have questions, contact her at: The cost of the workshop is $75. Limited to 20 Participants. Bilingual writing encouraged.
    ¡Ánimate! You can do it! You Can Do It! Please pay workshop presenter directly the day of the event.
  • Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Location: Location: UTEP Centennial Museum Desert Gardens

    Curanderas sin Fronteras will provide an interactive workshop where participants will learn how to make different remedios they can take home. The focus will be on hierbas and remedios for stress and protection. Sandra M. Pacheco, Ph.D. is professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Her teaching, research, and activist work focuses on Chicana, Latina, and Indigena feminisms and spirituality, and critical psychology. Her most recent research focuses on curanderismo. She apprentices regularly in Oaxaca, Mexico with curanderas from Zapotec traditions. Locally, she is co-founder of Curanderas sin Fronteras, a women’s healing collective that is dedicated to serving the health and well-being of under-served communities through traditional medicine. There is a fee of $15 for materials and honorarium. Workshop is limited to 20 participants. Please pay workshop presenter directly the day of the event.
  • Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Location: University Suite, 3rd Floor Student Union In this workshop, we will learn about key ingredients and cooking methods of the Mesoamerican diet, delve into the impact of colonization on our ancestral foodways and draw parallels to changes in our modern food system. Participants will prepare and sample recipes and share practical ways to decolonize our diet in our daily practice. There is a fee of $15 for materials and honorarium. Workshop is limited to 20 participants. Please pay workshop presenter directly the day of the event.
  • Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Location: Cactus Flower, 1st Floor Student Union
    This writing workshop is designed to help graduate students from all disciplines improve their research writing craft. Participants will reflect on their strengths and challenges in academic writing; discuss strategies to develop writing habits; explore disciplinary conventions and expectations; and workshop an abstract for a piece that they wish to commit to writing in the fall semester. Participants will have the opportunity to network and form relationships for accountability/writing groups.
    Lucia Dura, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor & Program Director, who will be a recently tenured Associate Professor in the Fall 2018 in Rhetoric & Writing Studies, Department of English, The University of Texas at El Paso.


2018 MALCS

Pre-Institute Workshops

August 01, 2018

Some workshops have a fee to cover cost of materials. Pay the day of the workshop via cash or check.

Online registration is now OPEN.

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