Carla D. Martinez
Housing Justice Organizer

Gender Pronouns: She/They | Ella/Elle 

Carla D. Martinez was born in the state of Durango, Mexico and was raised locally in Boyle Heights. Her involvement in her community growing up inspired her to complete her bachelor’s degree from California State University, Northridge, and further her education at the University of California, Davis where she earned her master's in Cultural Studies. Trained in Ethnic Studies and Deaf Studies, she dedicates herself to a more intersectional and restorative approach to community organizing. She always had a passion for organizing and upon graduating in 2023, Carla returned to Boyle Heights to use her skills and experience to work with community members to advance measures that will protect renters in the Eastside. Ultimately, Carla aims to work towards social housing for all of Los Angeles.

As the Familias Unidas Housing Justice Organizer, she looks forward to working with the surrounding East Los Angeles communities to better the living conditions of single-family and multi-generational homes. Carla understands that community organizing and building meaningful connections are pivotal to advancing their collective goals. Her priority is to preserve the richness of the community while striving to allocate more resources for its betterment (Investment without displacement!). 


“At the risk of seeming ridiculous, let me say that the true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love.” - Che Guevara

“Déjenme decirles, al riesgo de parecer ridículo, que el revolucionario verdadero está guiado por grandes sentimientos de amor.” - Che Guevara 


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