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The unique Chicana voice of Elizabeth Martinez arises from more than thirty years of experience in the movements for civil rights, women's liberation, and Latina/o empowerment.With sections on women's organizing, struggles for economic justice. and the Latina/o youth movement, De Colores Means All of Us will appeal to readers and activists seeking to organize for the futur ...more
Paperback, 265 pages
Published July 1st 1999 by South End Press
(first published October 1st 1998)
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Betita is a master at telling stories about controversial topics in a way that anyone can understand and relate. I especially like the one about Rainbow Warriors, I still use that in my class every year. This book is very accessible for high school students and others. Some of the stories are a little repetitive, but still worthwhile
Elizabeth "Betita" Martínez (born 1925) is a Chicana feminist and a long-time community organizer, activist, author, and educator. She has written numerous books and articles on different topics relating to social movements in the Americas. Her best-known work is the bilingual 500 years of Chicano History in Pictures, which later formed the basis for the educational video ¡Viva la Causa! 500 Years ...moreMore about Elizabeth Martínez...