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Womxn Warriors Panel - Womxn and Student Organizing: Then and Now

  • Self Help Graphics & Art 1300 East 1st Street Los Angeles, CA, 90033 United States (map)

Womxn and Student Organizing: Then and Now

Sunday, March 25th,


An Intergenerational panel featuring original womxn walkout organizers Paula Crisostomo, Mita Cuaron in conversation with local Eastside youth organizers from Inner City Struggle - and #InvestinYouth.

Veteran Walkout Participants:

Mita Cuaron Due to my parents activism I was able to be part of the walkouts, where by other parents either became outraged and even ashamed at their children actions and did not allow them to return home.There by my home became a sanctuary for them. Along with these students we collectively made leaflets & picket signs. My experience was a collective one.

Paula Crisostomo was a senior at Lincoln during the walkouts she led the largest high school student protest in the nation’s history. She has been involved in the Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project a project and legacy of Sal Castro, her teacher during the walkouts. 

Youth participants:
Lesly Valenzuela is a senior at Esteban Torres HS and a powerful youth advocate in her community of Ramona Gardens. As a leader with Legacy LA, Lesly has used her passion for social justice to advocate for policy change through the Invest in Youth Campaign

Xochil Ramirez, Pronouns: She, 17, current Senior at Roosevelt High School

Destiny Pineda, Pronouns: She, 18, Garfield High School & United Students Alumni Class of 2017, Student at Cal State LA

WOMXN WARRIORS: Honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Walkouts & Intergenerational Organizing

This project is in collaboration with Mujeres de Maiz, Self Help Graphics & Art, Innercity Struggle, and The California Endowment.  

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Self Help Graphics & Art - 1300 E. 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033