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Dr. Saavedra elected to the National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS)

Dr. Yvette Saavedra was re-elected to serve another two-year term to the National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS), as Chicana Caucus co-chair along with co-chair Dr. Isabel Millán, assistant professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Oregon. Saavedra and Millán organized and moderated the Chicana Caucus Plenary "Reclaiming Power: Centering Queer Chicana Indígena Resistance and Histories."

Additionally, Millán and Saavedra inaugurated the Chicana Caucus Publication/Creative Works Recognition, and awarded three student scholarships. Saavedra was also part of a workshop titled, “Developing a Guidelines for Good Practice in Chicana/o/x Studies,” which discussed issues of faculty of color recruitment, hiring, mentoring, and retention.

 

Photo participants Left to right:

Dr. Isabel Millan, University of Oregon

Dr. Gabriela Spears Rico, University of Minnesota

Dr. Osa Hidaglo de la Riva, Independent Filmmaker

Dr. Susy Zepeda, University of California, Davis

Dr. Yvette Saavedra, CSU San Bernardino