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  • Grades 11-12,
  • Grades 6-8,
  • Grades 9-10

We Are The Radical Monarchs Lesson Plan: Youth Leadership in Action

Resources and Standards


Political Organizing Movements

  • Black Lives Matter Movement

A nonprofit that fights against violence inflicted on Black communities by the state & vigilantes.

  • El/La Para Trans Latinas

A nonprofit that fights for the rights of Trans Latinas and provides resources for them to thrive.

A public health non-profit for African American women and girls that organizes walking teams to mobilize monthly advocacy efforts and lead a civil rights-inspired health movement.

  • 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.

  • Outdoor Afro

A nonprofit organization that focuses on connecting Black people to the outdoors.

Further Education

A podcast hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw that explores intersectionality by examining the works of leading activists, artists, and scholars; discussing hidden dimensions of contemporary events; and helping listeners understand politics, the law, social movements, and their lives in more nuanced ways.


Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects


Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.

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.