Coda Rayo-Garza, M.A.
Policy Advocate and Researcher
Recent Presentations & Work
Univision Spanish Interview
Una mujer hispana en San Antonio podría ganar menos que sus compañeras de otras razas o que sus pares hombres por hacer el mismo trabajo. La organización YWCA encabeza una campaña para evitar la desigualdad salarial.
Watch Coda discuss wage equity on behalf of YWCA San Antonio.
Panelist: Voting & Elections
San Antonio Report - CityFest
Alongside other community leaders, Coda participated in a panel on the election and voting during the time of a pandemic.
Guest Speaker: Mujer, Poder, Hoy
Sharing Wage Equity Work
Coda is currently conducting work for the YWCA San Antonio leading the organization's wage equity awareness campaign. She visited with Teresa Garza, founder of the blog and TVSA series, Mujer, Poder, Hoy, to share more about the campaign. You can watch a part of the interview here: https://fb.watch/1rUhObgFc7/
Guest Speaker: TruCon 2020
Brief Story of Self
Last week, Coda was featured sharing her story of self at the annual TruCon. Click here to watch.
Presenter: Texas Latino Policy Symposium
October 1-2, 2020
Coda will be presenting at the third Texas Latino Policy Symposium. She will showcase her policy brief on Texas colonias and the need to reinvest in our democracy via border communities. Learn more about the symposium at http://texaslatinopolicysymposium.org/
Presenter: Scholarship + Activism: Workshop
Helping Build Scholar Activist Capacity
This past July, Coda led and facilitated a workshop organized by the American Education Research Association (AERA) Peace Sign and Southeastern Women's Studies Association (SWESA) on writing op-eds for activism. One of thematic setting questions included: As scholars, how can we utilize our scholarship to advocate for policy change?
New Leaders Council: Caucus Week
Coda is currently the NLC Women's Caucus Policy Co-Lead. For more information on NLC and the upcoming caucus week presentations, visit https://www.newleaderscouncil.org/nlc-womens-caucus.