Anna NietoGomez was a central part of the early Chicana movement and founded feminist journal, Encuentro Femenil, in which she and other Chicana writers addressed issues affecting the Latina community, such as childcare, reproductive rights, and the feminization of poverty.In 1967, NietoGomez began attending California State University at Long Beach and became involved in the Mexican American students rights movement, founding Hijas de Cuauhtémoc, a feminist-centered Chicana newspaper. NietoGomez and the women's group, also named Hijas de Cuauhtémoc, who "took their name from a Mexican feminist organization that worked against the Porfirio Díaz dictatorship in Mexico," addressed issues ignored by the Chicano population, including those to do with gender and sexuality.During this time NietoGomez was also involved in el Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán,(MEChA). Though she was elected to president of the student organization, she was hung in effigy by male students who felt a woman should not represent their organization.Later NietoGomez would serve at California State University, Northridge, in the Department of Chicano Studies, where she would challenge sexism directly through the classes she taught on the Chicano experience. In the Spring of 1973 she founded Encuentro Femenil, considered the first Chicana scholarly journals. Encuentro Femenil published poetry and articles based on issues affecting the Chicana community. Her publication record also included 16 articles, many now classic works on Chicana feminism. NietoGomez was denied tenure at California State University, Northridge in 1976, due to what she considered her political stance. After a lengthy battle to appeal the tenure decision, NietoGomez resigned on September 3rd, 1976.