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Monica Trinidad

Chicago, IL, United States

Monica Trinidad is a queer, Latinx, abolitionist artist, organizer, podcast host, and comms strategist born, raised, and based in Chicago, IL. Active in movements for racial and gender justice, she is the co-founder of For the People Artists Collective, a radical collective of Black artists & artists of color in Chicago, is an emerging member of Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, and runs communications strategy at Third Wave Fund. Monica has co-founded multiple organizations and cultural projects over the years in Chicago, including Brown and Proud Press, the People’s Response Team, and most recently, the Lit Review podcast, co-created with Assata's Daughters' co-founder Page May. In her day-to-day work, Monica actively pushes for spaces where both artists & organizers can experiment with the power of cultural organizing, and creates work to uplift and document abolitionist struggles in Chicago. Most recently, you can find Monica's artwork on the cover of Mariame Kaba's New York Times bestseller We Do This Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice, available now everywhere. You can see more of Monica’s work at or follow her on Instagram at @itsmonicatrinidad.

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