Meenakshi Mannoe

Meenakshi Mannoe is a settler living on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples since 2006. Her parents are immigrants to Canada, and she was born and raised on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples, on land protected by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum agreement and territory included in the Upper Canada Treaties, colonially known as small town Ontario. Meenakshi currently works at Pivot Legal Society as the Criminalization & Policing Campaigner, where her advocacy centres the realities of police violence and murder, advocacy to defund police budgets, and community-led responses to harm and inequality. Prior to her work at Pivot, Meenakshi worked in frontline HIV services, including in/outreach to prisoners living with HIV and Hep C in provincial and federal prisons. She is a member of the Vancouver Prison Justice Day Committee and Defund 604 Network. She is inspired by freedom fighters like Synthia Kavanagh, Peter Collins, and all folks who work towards a world free of prisons, police, and criminalization.

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