We Are the Radical Monarchs
Over the course of several years, director Linda Goldstein Knowlton has followed the unexpected rise of the Radical Monarchs, an Oakland-grown alternative to traditional scouting troops for young girls of color. The troop still worksto earn badges,not for sewing or selling cookies but for units on Black Lives Matter or being an LGBTQ Ally. Following the two moms, Anyavette Martinez and Marilyn Hollinquest, who founded the troop, the film captures seasons of earning badges, growing up, navigating the current political climate,and spreading the Radical Monarchs mission to other girls of color across the country. Discussion with filmmaker Linda Goldstein Knowlton, moderated by Michelle Jackson (VAFF)
This film is part of the Race in America series presented by James Madison’s Montpelier and supported by Bama Works Fund at the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, the UVA Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights, and the UVA Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Thursday, October 24
Vinegar Hill Theatre
Director: Linda Goldstein Knowlton
Runtime: 97 min.