Meenakshi is a settler living on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples since 2006. This relationship to the host nations and Indigenous people across so-called Canada demands accountability and interrogations of social justice work and praxis.
As a long-time follower of the organization’s work, she is eager to contribute to Pivot’s campaigns as the Community Educator. Meenakshi first came to Pivot as an intern in 2010, working on Hope in Shadows for a summer, and in 2018 she was a summer research assistant. As the Community Educator, Meenakshi bring intersectionality to Pivot’s work, which has been foremost envisioned by Kimberlé Crenshaw and a host of Black Feminist folk.
In addition to her work at Pivot, Meenakshi belongs to a longstanding community of activists who resist prisons and the expansion of the prison state. She helps organize Prison Justice Day (August 10th), an annual memorial for those who have died in custody. She is also a member of the Stark Raven Media Collective, which produces a monthly show about prisons, prison justice, and psychiatry that airs on Vancouver Coop Radio. She is also currently a director at the Community Radio Education Society.