Monica Trinidad

Monica Trinidad is a queer artist and organizer born & raised on the southeast side of Chicago. She is the co-founder of Brown and Proud Press and For the People Artists Collective. In 2014, Monica was one of eight young organizers & activists of color who traveled to Geneva, Switzerland to present a report on police violence in Chicago to the United Nations Committee Against Torture. As a delegation representing We Charge Genocide, a grassroots organization in Chicago, they staged a direct action inside the UN, calling attention to the murder of Dominique Franklin, a 23-year-old Black man based to death by the Chicago Police Department. Monica has created artwork for over a dozen Chicago-based, social justice organizations and in 2015, Monica received the Windy City Times 30 Under 30 Award, honoring the best & brightest individuals in Chicago’s LGBTQIA youth community.