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We Are The Radical Monarchs: Discussion Guide

Resources

Political Organizing Movements

  • El/La Para Trans Latinas
    A nonprofit that fights for the rights of Trans Latinas and provides resources for them to thrive.
  • Poder SF
    Organizing to Demand Environmental and Economic Justice (PODER) is a grassroots organization that works to create people-powered solutions to the profound environmental and economic inequities facing low-income Latino immigrants and other communities of color in San Francisco.
  • Planting Justice
    Since 2009, Planting Justice has built over 450 edible permaculture gardens in the San Francisco Bay Area, worked with five high-schools to develop food justice curricula and created 40 green jobs in the food justice movement for folks transitioning from prison.
  • Outdoor Afro
    A nonprofit organization that focuses on connecting Black people to the outdoors.
  • Anti Police-Terror Project
    The Anti Police-Terror Project is a Black-led, multi-racial, intergenerational coalition that seeks to build a replicable and sustainable model to eradicate police terror in communities of color.

Further Education

  • Colorlines
    Published by Race Forward, “Colorlines is a daily news site where race matters, featuring award-winning in-depth reporting, news analysis, opinion and curation.”
  • Walkout Film
    “In 1968, Chicano high school students in East Los Angeles walked out of their schools to protest racial discrimination and poor conditions. This feature film tells the story of those students, how they organized the walkouts, and what changes happened as a result of their actions.”

About the authors

Marilyn Hollinquest

Marilyn Hollinquest, Co-Founder of the Radical Monarchs, is a social justice advocate who specializes in young women of colors empowerment. She has 15 plus years of experience as a teacher, community advocate and scholar. Marilyn received her M.A in Ethnic Studies from San Francisco State University, and B.A in Community Studies from the University of California Santa Cruz. Marilyn is passionate about the marriage of theory and practice (praxis) which is at the core of her commitment to the authentic inclusion of disenfranchised peoples. She currently builds radical community in her chosen home of Oakland, CA and is a proud Tulare, CA native.

Anayvette Martinez

Anayvette Martinez Co-Founder of the Radical Monarchs is a San Francisco native and child of Central American immigrants. Anayvette's varied interests in advocacy, community organizing and empowerment led her to pursue her undergraduate degree at the University of California Los Angeles and later her Master's degree at San Francisco State University in Ethnic Studies. Over the past fifteen years she has developed and managed education, social justice, and gendered support programs focused on empowerment and safety for youth, families and their adult allies. Anayvette currently lives and loves in East Oakland with her two children.