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We Are The Radical Monarchs: Discussion Guide

The Film: Participants and Key Issues

Key Participants

  • Amia Carillo-Ramanathan: Radical Monarch member from flagship Troop #1
  • De’Yani Dillard: Radical Monarch member from flagship Troop #1
  • Lupita Martinez: Radical Monarch member from flagship Troop #1 and Anayvette’s daughter
  • Anayvette Martinez: Co-Founder of the Radical Monarchs and Lupita’s mother
  • Marilyn Hollinquest: Co-Founder of the Radical Monarchs

Key Issues

We Are the Radical Monarchs documentary is an excellent tool for outreach and will be of special interest to people who want to explore the following topics:

  • Youth Activism
  • Social Justice
  • Self-Empowerment
  • Fierce Sisterhood
  • Advocacy
  • Inequality

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.