2016 NACCS Scholar
The National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies invites nominations for the NACCS Scholar Award. The Award was established in 1981 to recognize “life achievement” contributions of scholars to Chicana and Chicano Studies. Deadline for submissions is October 3, 2015 (postmarked).  See NACCS Scholar link on left side for information (announcement at towards the bottom of screen). See past Scholar recipients

Frederick A. Cervantes Student Premio
Are you an Undergraduate or Graduate student? If so, NACCS seeks submissions from Undergraduate and Graduate scholars that contribute to Chicana and Chicano Studies, an interdisciplinary area of study.  Deadline for submission is October 11, 2015.

Book Award
The NACCS Book Award recognizes an outstanding new book in the field of Chicana and Chicano Studies. We will consider single-authored scholarly monographs and books published during 2014. Translations, reprints, re-editions of previously published works, edited volumes, multi-author collections of essays, or books previously nominated for this award, are not eligible. We invite nominations from NACCS members and publishers. Deadline: July 1, 2015. Direct questions

The Antonia I. Castañeda Prize
The award is in recognition of a published scholarly article or book chapter of an historical orientation on the intersection of class, race, gender, and sexuality as related to Chicana/Latina and/ Native/Indigenous women. The piece must have been published in the previous year (2014) by a woman who is an ABD graduate student, pre-tenured faculty member, or an independent scholar. The award is designed to promote and acknowledge scholarship of an historical orientation by Chicana/Latina and/or Native/Indigenous scholars working on issues of intersectionality. No books or creative writing considered. Deadline: November 1, 2015.

Immigrant Student Beca
NACCS offers scholarships for current undocumented immigrant students who are committed to furthering the well being of Chicanas and Chicanos. Applicants must be members of NACCS, be enrolled in an accredited degree-granting institution and be an immigrant of Chicana/o heritage. The NACCS Immigrant Student Beca Fund was founded in 2008 to help Chicana and Chicano college students complete their education. The scholarships are available on a competitive basis for community college, four-year college, and graduate students. Awards range from $100 to $500. Deadline: October 18, 2015.

2015 Honorees and Award Recipients

NACCS Scholar
Aida Hurtado. University of California, Santa Barbara.
Miguel Carranza. University of Missouri-Kansas.

Cervantes Student Recipient

Undergraduate: Jonathan Cortez, University of Texas at Austin.
Occupying La Lomita: Claiming Chicana/o Space and Identity in Robstown, Texas."

Graduate: José A. de la Garza Valenzuela, Miami University.
“Queer in a Legal Sense: The Ambiguous Sexual Citizen in Boutilier v. Immigration and Naturalization Service and Arturo Islas’ The Rain God

Antonia I. Castañeda Prize Recipient
Belinda Linn Rincón, Ph.D. John Jay College of Criminal Justice. “Estas Son Mis Armas”: Lorna Dee Cervantes Poetics of Feminist Solidarity in the Era of Neoliberal Militarism.  WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly 42(3&4):51-69.

NACCS Book Award Recipient
Raúl Coronado
. A World Not to Come: A History of Latino Writing and Print Culture. Harvard University Press.

Community Recognition

Dignidad Rebelde – Melanie Cervantes & Jesús Barraza

Melanie Cervantes and Jesús Barraza are firebrands in Chicana and Chicano Studies who integrate the field of silkscreening and art into their work in every manner. Dignidad Rebelde embodies a collective and giving praxis in many ways. Dignaidad Rebelde offers downloadable Posters and Graphics that can be used in curriculum, book covers, and even simply to decorate one’s surroundings – with messages of survival, solidarity, and resistance.  The scope of their work is personal, intimate, public, local and global—and it is powerful. Their works are mainstay in Bay Area/National Protests – Occupied Wall Street, Oscar Grant, Freguson, etc.). Melanie and Jesús are artists for the people in the tradition of Malaquias Montoya, Self Help Graphics, Galeria Sin Fronteras, the Royal Chicano Airforce, and many global artists.   Among their contemporaries they carry the torch of art for social justice.  Dignidad Rebelde – embodies the revolutionary potential of Chicana and Chicano Studies in every way.   In Dignidad Rebelde, Jesús Barraza and Melanie Cervantes are an exemplary group to whom we may bestow this honorific recognition.


Eva Royale and the César E. Chávez Holiday Parade & Festival

The César E. Chávez Holiday Parade & Festival Committee (“CEC Committee”) was formed to educate, celebrate and commemorate the life and work of labor and civil rights leader, César Chávez (March 31, 1927 – April 23, 1993). The goal is to educate and promote the values that César lived by: non-violence, public action, volunteerism and service to the community. The CEC Parade & Festival has become a significant community and cultural event in San Francisco. The parade and festival draws a diverse crowd of participants and attendees from different demographics and cultures. It is the largest event honoring César Chávez in Northern California. They work with community, students, and the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) to further César’s legacy and  encourage and foster service-learning projects in the schools. The lead organizer and founding member of the CEC Committee is Eva Royale.  Eva is from Hanford near Visalia/Fresno in the California Valley.  She has worked with the United Farm Workers Union alongside Dolores Huerta and the Chávez Family and been an activist for the UFW and the Latino Community in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Eva and the CEC Committee work year-round to seek sponsors and funding to organize these important events.  As you can see from their Mission Statement above, it is a major and successful collaboration of many who rally around the importance of keeping the César Chávez legacy alive. 





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