Volume 29 No. 4 December 2002 www.naccs.org noticias de NACCS National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies Patricia Zavella P atricia Zavella is a full professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. There she has built the program in Community Studies and the Chicano/Latino Research Center for which she serves a director.
Under her careful nurturing, the UCSC campus has built a reputation for membership of some of the most distinguished students among our young scholars. Dr. Zavella is known for supporting the undergraduate student efforts at serving the community through scholarship and fieldwork.
ZAVELLA continued on page 2 CHABRAN continued on page 2 The Social Security Administration and the cSus- pense File d The Washington Post recently published an article entitled cRecords Checks Displace Workers: Social Security Letters Cost Immigrants Jobs. d In this article, the author states that cSince early this year, the Social Security Administration has sent letters to more than 800,000 businesses-about one in eight U.S. employ- ers-asking them to clear up cases in which their workers 9names or Social Security numbers do not match the agency 9s files.
d The letters involve around 7 million employees. The crackdown, though, has chighlighted an open secret: Ahuge number of illegal immigrants work 8on the books, 9providing stolen or made-up Social Security numbers to employers and having U.S. taxes We Proudly Announce the 2003 NACCS Scholars Of the debates that continually surface in the realm of US immigration policies, the question of economics continues to be a central component of ... more.
Whether illustrated in a positive or negative description, the question of economic cgain d or cdrain d has been a constant trope over the past century. The arena of dispute continues to be between those who believe in the positive aspects of immigration, and those who consider immi- gration a drain on the economy and on society. As such, one could argue that immigration is tied to the demand for labor in the United States, or a lack thereof.
The debate, moreover, enjoys a historical component as well. Between 1870 and 1922, according to Lydia Adetunji, cCongress passed 20 bills to limit immigration, all of which were vetoed by the President in response to companies labour needs. d Alook at some recent newspaper articles illustrates this ongoing friction.
Immigration and Economics: A Perspective of Recent Debates and Polemics by José Angel Hernández N ACCS proudly announces its recipients of the NACCS Scholar award for 2003, Richard Chabrán and Prof. Patricia Zavella. Both have contributed greatly to the field of Chicana and Chicano Studies through their work and research.
Zavella is a professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz in the department of Latin American and Latino Studies whose research on Chicanas, work, and sexuality has contributed to the growth of our discipline. Currently, she is the Director of the Chicano/Latino Research Center at UC Santa Cruz. Richard Chabrán is the Director of Communities for Vir- tual Research at the University of California, Riverside, founder of the Chicano Periodical Index , now the Chicano Database ; he also contributed to the development of the Chicano Studies libraries at UC Berkeley and UC Los Angeles.
The recognition of their work will be celebrated during the annual meetings of NACCS to be host- ed at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. NACCS began to recognize its scholars in 1980 with the induction of the first NACCS Scholar, Dr. Américo Paredes at its annual meetings in Houston, Texas.
Since 1980, NACCS has bestowed this award as a means of recognizing clife achieve- ment d contributions to our field, our organization and our com- munity in general. The recipients of these awards are not selected annually, as the character of the award is to recognize individuals, whose contributions are long-term, sustained and readily recog- nized by our membership as worthy of this honor. Patricia Zavella and Richard Chabrán will be inducted as NACCS Scholars during our XXXth annual meeting on Friday, April 4, 2003.
Richard Chabrán T hroughout his career, Chabrán has exemplified the ideal of what it means to be a NACCS Scholar. As a librarian, Richard has been a teacher, a mentor, a scholar, and an activist. Richard has developed Chicana and Chi- cano studies library tools for us to do research; he has provided our students and researchers with resources to succeed in their universities.
He has also published extensively on Chicana and Chicano studies research tools and accessibility and he has been key in making IMMIGRATION continued on page 5 www.naccs.org Editor: C. Alejandra Elenes Editorial Assistance: Heather Villalobos Kathryn Blackmer Reyes Layout:Inkworks Press Noticias de NACCS Volume 29, Issue 4 NACCS Business Office Attn: Noticias de NACCS/ Newsletter Editor P.O. Box 720052 San Jose, CA 95172-0052 email: email@example.com Noticias de NACCS is the official newsletter of the Nation- al Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies.
Pub- lished five times yearly, with a circulation of 1,000, Noti- cias de NACCS includes current comments on Chicana and Chicano Studies, news of Chicana and Chi- cano Scholars, Association activities and more. Noticias de NACCS is sent to all NACCS members, outside sub- scribers, and selected non-subscribers. Noticias de NACCS 2Fall 2002 Patricia Zavella began her academic career in 1977 as an instructor in Sociology at CSU Hayward.
While she pursued her Ph.D. in Anthropology, she taught at UC Berkeley as a lecturer in Chicano Studies. She has been a ladder-rank faculty member at UCSC since 1983, achieving tenure in 1989.
Professor Zavella began her academic training in a commu- nity college and received her Ph.D. from one of the most presti- gious institutions of higher learning. Her dissertation research would lead to her first book published in 1987 titled Women 9 s Work and Chicano Families:Cannery Workers of the Santa Clara Valley.
This book is in its fourth printing and is a testament of her important contributions as the first Chicana to publish a single- authored book focusing on Chicanas. By all objective standards Patricia Zavella has accomplished what a NACCS Scholar should embody. She is an exceptional teacher, a first rate scholar, and an activist committed to social change for our community.
As a scholar, Zavella has been an innovator, serving as the catalyst for the work of several genera- tions of scholars. CHABRAN continued from front page ZAVELLA continued from front page Chicana and Chicano studies accessible to all researchers. He has contributed to the development of two major Chicano collections in the University of California 4 the Chicano Studies Library at Berkeley and the Chicano Studies Research Library at UCLA.
In 1993, Chabr á n focused his efforts on developing the Chicano/Latino Net (CLNet), now recognized as a major Latino Internet site. During his tenure at UC Los Angeles, 1979-1995, Richard established himself as the foremost Chicano librarian. Continuing the work that he began at UC Berkeley, Richard would make the Chicano Studies Research Library as the library that any scholar would have to go to if s/he was doing research in Chicana and Chicano studies.
The list of names, then Ph.D. students, that Richard helped are many of our premiere Chicana/oists. The 1980 9 s were phenomenal years for Chicana and Chicano Ph.D.s and Richard assisted many of these candidates with his skills.
His knowledge of materials and library resources proved to be pivotal to the success of many of these students. In an effort to leverage the opportunities and to provide solu- tions to the challenges, Chabr á n transferred to UC Riverside to develop the Center for Virtual Research, now called the Commu- nities for Virtual Research. The center investigates the impact of the Digital Divide on low-income communities and tests various interventions to remedy the problems.
Chabr á n received a master 9 s degree in library and information studies at the University of California, Berkeley in 1975. He has taught courses at UC Berkeley, UC Los Angeles, Michigan State University, the University of La Verne, and at Pitzer College. Although some may not know Richard Chabr á n 9 s name, unlike the names of other scholars, there are few who have not been touched by what Richard has established.
Richard has con- tributed not only to the development of Chicana and Chicano Studies; he has insured the longevity of Chicana and Chicano Studies in all future learning institutions. Richard is the first librarian recognized for this honor. NACCS 2003 No More Wars: Sovereignties, Sexualities, and Human Rights April 2-6, 2003 Los Angeles, California Conference information available at www.naccs.org www.naccs.orgNoticias de NACCS 3 2003 NATIONAL CONFERENCE WILL HIGHLIGHT SPECIAL SESSION AND WORKSHOP: CHICANO ANTI-IMPERIALISM IN AGE OF 8 WAR ON TERRORISM 9 By Raoul Contreras,COMPAS Chair A t our 2002 national conference in Chicago, Illinois, NACCS unanimously adopted three resolutions in opposition to the c War on Terrorism.
d Those resolutions based NACCS 9 opposi- tion to the war on three points. First, the war was opposed because stripped of its fig-leaves of fighting world-wide forces of c evil d (terrorism), c national securi- ty, d and seeking justice for the more than 3000 innocents killed on September 11th, 2001; the c War on Terrorism d was identified as a cynical and arrogant right to a military, cultural, and economic domination of the world, and as a naked effort to defend and expand U.S. imperialism Second, NACCS opposed the war because the death and destruction it portends for people of color in the c third world d is inseparably related to an attack, already under- way, on the social justice issues and civil rights and liberty con- cerns of Chicanos, and other progressive people and communities, in the U.S.
Finally, the resolutions based NACCS 9 opposition to the war on the anti-imperialist foundations of the Chicano Move- ment from which our very identities as c Chicanas/os d and c NACCS d are derived (See the listing of conference resolutions in the Summer 2002 edition of Noticias de NACCS ) These resolutions also called on NACCS to take steps c to operationalize d its political stance against the c War on Terror- ism. d Specifically, they call for developing an anti-war theme for the 2003 national conference, and authorized the COMPAS cau- cus to make c programmatic and organizational suggestions for how to structure that theme d into the next conference. At its recently completed mid-year meeting the NACCS national coordinating committee revised and then adopted a COMPAS proposal for how to structure the anti-war theme into the program and organization of the national conference.
On Fri- day (11 AM) the second full day of the conference, there will be a special session, on c Chicano Anti-Imperialism in An Age of 8 War on Terrorism 9 . d At this special session COMPAS presen- ters will address the c War on Terrorism d in terms of its interna- tional dimension and implications, its domestic dimension and implications, and its (NACCS) political dimension and implica- tions. The session will be an extended one, two hours long, beginning before and ending after parallel running panels and other conference activities.
The extended length of the session is designed to facilitate a full and substantive floor discussion and debate of the presenta- tions. The conference site committee will make every possible effort prevent a time conflict between the extended special session and plenaries and FOCO, NACCS business, and caucus meetings. The extended morning session will be followed, after an hour break, by an extended c Workshop d (also running two hours) on Fri- day afternoon.
At this workshop participants will develop c plans, d c strategies, d specific c action proposals, d based on the morning ses- sion presentations and discussion, for how NACCS can c opera- tionalize d its anti-war political stance through both coordinated national activities and specific regional actions over the next year. This special session and workshop is design as an all-confer- ence attendees activity, but time-conflicts with c your, d or other c important d panels and conference activities are inevitable. COMPAS urges NACCS members who want to fully participate to begin planning now how to c free-up d your Friday agenda and plans for the national conference.
If you have submitted panel or paper proposals contact the conference site committee immediate- ly, they will make every effort possible to place you in a time slot that will not conflict. firstname.lastname@example.org In 2000 NACCS established a student housing subsidy to provide assis- tance to student presenters at the annual meetings. Though a vote of the CC, NACCS made this student assistance available again at the 2001 con- ference.
As part of the NACCS effort to mentor students in their academic development, the CC has formally established a permanent conference housing fellowship for student presenters during the annual NACCS meet- ing. The Fellowship covers a one-night stay based on a single/double cost at the conference hotel rate (tax not included). Application Criteria: " Must be a current student member of NACCS.