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Sharing the Dream with Martha P. Cotera

Saturday, August 13th @ 10am
Black Box Theater 
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The Tejano Genealogy Society of Austin invites you to a talk given by esteemed librarian, archivist, feminist and civil rights activist Martha P. Cotera: Envisioning Austin's history as mecca of Indigenous, Mexican American, Afro-Mexican, Latino and Afro-Latino cultures.

Martha P. Cotera has been a librarian and archivist for over 50 years, beginning at the Southwest Collection of El Paso Public Library; she has worked in public documents, public libraries, as information director of educational labs and clearinghouses and for 20 years she published the Austin Hispanic Directory. Martha is a founder of the Mexican American Library Program at the UT Benson Latin American Collection where she acquired the most important Latino archives, and she also consulted in setting up the Mexican American Collection at Austin History Center. She serves as resource advisor to Chicana Por Mi Raza, a national archive digitization and oral history project.

As a feminist historian, activist librarian and archivist, she seamlessly weaves her civil rights, feminist, and other progressive advocacy into her passion for preserving history and cultural heritage. Currently she is part of a local Taskforce working to establish a Museum and Heritage Institute at Palm School and Palm Park sites.

Cotera's presentation, "Sharing the Dream: World Class Museum/Heritage Institute at Palm School/Park Sites" will be held in the Black Box Theater on Saturday, August 13th @ 10am to 12pm. FREE & open to the public, remember to pick up you parking pass at the MACC main office! Photo by Eric Morales.


Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
600 River Street
Austin, TX 78701
United States

Tejano Genealogy Society of Austin at the MACC Sharing the dream with Martha P. Cotera in the Black Box Theater Saturday August 13th 10am to 12pm
Frederico Geib