Dear POV Community Members, We are so glad you are preparing to facilitate a discussion inspired by We Are the Radical Monarchs! Before you dive in we want to encourage you to prepare for the conversation as this discussion guide invites you and your community to have dialogue about important issues like systemic racism, gender equality, and transformative movements for justice. Sometimes these topics can feel uncomfortable for people to discuss, and as a facilitator we hope you’ll take necessary steps to ensure that you are prepared to guide the conversation in a way that minimizes harm while maximizing growth and connection. We encourage you to prepare ahead of time by educating yourself as much as possible on the issues. Our Delve Deeper Reading List is a great place to find resources! We have also provided a list of helpful concepts, definitions, and explanations to ground yourself and your community. Before beginning the conversation we encourage you to understand these concepts and utilize them to establish common language with participants that are founded on respect and non-violent communication.