Cinthya Munoz

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Cinthya Munoz


Cinthya Munoz political involvement began in Sacramento, CA, where, as a high school student, she organized against the criminalization of young people of color by school officials and the police. She became involved in the immigrant rights movement and was instrumental in organizing the student walkouts, community forums and marches that were part of the massive immigrant rights strikes of May 1, 2006.

Cinthya began work at St. Peter’s Housing Committee in 2007 as part of SOUL Summer School program for young organizers. In addition to her tenant and immigrant rights work at St. Peter’s, Cinthya has been involved in various grassroots campaigns in the Bay Area. She heads up the immigrant rights organizing at Causa Justa/Just Cause and co-chairs ACUDIR: Alameda County United In Defense of Immigrant Rights, a coalition fighting to defend and advance rights for all immigrants. Cinthya is an alumni of the Women’s Policy Institute, and a recipient of the Fellowship for a New California.[1]

LeftRoots leaders

In 2014, N’Tanya Lee, Cinthya Munoz, Maria Poblet, Josh Warren-White, and Steve Williams were members of the LeftRoots Coordinating Committee. [2]

LeftRoots HangOut with Willie Baptist

Please join LeftRoots Friday August 15th (2014) for our next HangOut with Willie Baptist about the importance of leadership, leadership development and understanding who the ruling class is and what their strategies are.

On May 1, 1990, the National Union of the Homeless (NUH) launched a nationally coordinated campaign taking over federally-owned houses in eight cities across the country. Willie Baptist, our guest on the next LeftRoots HangOut, was one of the organizers of the NUH.

Founded in 1985 by formerly homeless people, the Union was on the move in the late 1980s. At its height, the Homeless Union counted on 25 chapters with as many as 15,000 members. Then, through a combination of drugs, prison-sentencing and co-optation, the ruling class mounted a concerted effort to break the Union. The organization dissolved by 1993.

Willie Baptist is one of the best examples of a movement intellectual. Willie is a formerly homeless father who came out of the Watts Uprisings, the Black Student Movement and has been an organizer with the United Steelworkers as well as the National Union of the Homeless and the Kensington Welfare Rights Union. Today, Willie is the Scholar-in-Residence with the Poverty Initiative.

The LeftRoots CC: Alex Tom, Alicia Garza, Cinthya Munoz, Josh Warren-White, Maria Poblet, N’Tanya Lee, Steve Williams and Timmy Lu.[3]

MG personnel

Movement Generation leaders as of December 2015.[4]

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