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Rita Martinez

Rita Martinez is a long time Chicana activist in the Chicano, Mexicano and Indio communities. She began her social justice work of 43 years joining the staff of La Cucaracha newspaper as she became involved with police brutality issues. Martinez has been an advocate for students and their families in the public school system to the university level with MEChA and other student groups. She is a founder of the Colorado Chicano Movement Archives at CSU-P and is involved in the fight to maintain and develop Chicano Studies at the high school and university levels. Rita has been a lead organizer in Pueblo’s Cinco de Mayo, Dia de la Raza, Columbus Day protest and with El Movimiento de Colorado and Pueblo exhibit.