Project MALES will be hosting our second plática of Fall 2022 on Monday, October 10th from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. CDT in the Glenn Maloney Student Assembly room G1.310 of the Student Services Building (SSB). We have the privilege to be joined by Martha P. Cotera, who will present the importance of positive gender identity, citizenship, empowerment and community development, specifically on how feminism and empowering women changed our communities through strong
Martha P. Cotera’s 58-year span of professional and community work in Austin includes extensive volunteer service on City POLICIES to ensure that public funds are used EQUITIBLY in Austin. She has worked on ordinances providing for fair and affordable housing, minority and women-owned business opportunities, transportation, and building publicly funded institutions like the Mexican American Cultural Arts Center and other recreational facilities for Mexican Americans, Latinos, and other communities of color; she is a 24/7 advocate on immigration issues; led on establishing the Medical Assistance Program in Austin (city-wide health clinics and hospitalization services). Martha is also a founder of Safeplace, a shelter for women suffering domestic abuse, and of the former Rape Crisis Center. She believes that everyone can work and should work to improve our community, EVERY DAY. She is also a historian and writer of local, state and national history, and including women’s history.
Pláticas are held monthly during the academic year and highlight faculty and community leaders whose work centers and/or impacts boys and young men of color through research and practice.
Food will be provided from 5:00 – 5:30 P.M. CDT. We invite all UT students, faculty, staff, and community members to join us.