Courageous Action for Racial Equity (CARE) Lecture Series
Dr. María Cotera
The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is pleased to introduce the 2022-2023 Courageous Action for Racial Equity (CARE) Lecture Series. This series will feature speakers nationally known for their expertise in advancing racial equity and building a culture of care for everyone, with a special focus on those historically denied equal institutional access to culturally responsive education, dignified employment and opportunities for advancement, affordable and safe housing, nutritious food, quality healthcare and other basic resources of social cooperation.
At 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, Dr. María Cotera, Professor of Mexican American Studies at University of Texas-Austin, will deliver the inaugural CARE lecture via Zoom. Dr. Cotera’s talk, “Digital Care Work: Chicana por mi Raza as Method and Model,” will reflect on her 13 years with the Chicana por mi Raza Digital Memory Collective, an oral history and archive project that documents the emergence of Chicana feminist praxis in the 1960s and 1970s. She will explore the challenges and rewards of this digital care work, and its implications for scholarly projects that engage communities impacted by settler colonialism, enslavement and genocide.
All are welcome to attend.
Please direct questions to Executive Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Shireen Roshanravan at firstname.lastname@example.org or (773) 442-5404.