ELIZABETH “BETITA” MARTINEZ "was one of two Latinas in the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee working to build grassroots power in working class Southern Black communities in the 1960s Civil Rights movement. She worked in New Mexico from 1968–1976 in the Chicano Power movement and edited a movement newspaper. An antiracist, social justice activist for forty years, she has published many articles and six books on liberation struggles in Las Americas including 500 Years of Chicano History and De Colores Means All of Us. Martinez worked in the feminist movement and prioritized alliance building between communities of color.
"A cofounder and currently director of the Institute for MultiRacial Justice in San Francisco, she lectures widely in the United States and is an adjunct professor at California State University, Hayward. Martinez and the Institute support younger generation organizers of color to build multiracial alliances." 
- Advisory Board, Catalyst Project
Resources and articles
- Advisory Board, Catalyst Project, accessed April 13, 2010.