FemBeat: Martha P. Cotera

1. Reflection Questions

What about Martha P. Cortera’s story resonates or can you relate to? What feels different? 

What about this history is something you haven’t learned anywhere else? 

2. Take Action

Get Involved. The history of civil rights often sheds light on who is allowed to have agency and autonomy in their lives and in their bodies and who isn’t. Young people nationally have been involved in several conversations about advancing the rights of youth in several areas, including voting, health, and education rights. What are some rights that you think youth should have greater access to? You can learn more about these efforts through the National Youth Rights Association

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3. Healing + Resilience

Expression through Art. Art is a powerful form of self-expression that can help to release pent up stress, emotions or energy. It’s also an incredible vehicle for activism and community connection! Las Fotos Project is a program dedicated to elevating the stories of young women of color through photography and mentoring. Find out how you can join Las Fotos Project.

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