A noted historian and author of numerous feminist writings, including “Diosa y Hembra” and “Chicana Feminist,” Martha P. Cotera has been a key player in establishing some of the most influential Latino organizations in the country. She is a founding member of the Raza Unida Party in Texas, Mujeres Pro-Raza Unida Caucus, the Texas Women’s Political Caucus, the National Women’s Political Caucus and several others.

As an independent scholar working with a concentration in Latina feminism and political development, she has worked for the University of Texas-Austin for more than 30 years and was instrumental in creating the Mexican American Library Program of the Benson Latin American Collection at UT/Austin.
Where is Martha today?

She is working on environmental equity with a scholars program to train young Latino environmentalists. Successfully campaigned to get a 30M bond initiative for six arts and cultural centers in Austin. Continues to work with Texas Womens Political Caucus to get young Latinas elected to public office.
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