Mrinalini Chakraborty is an award-winning social justice and civil rights activist, political organizer, and movement-builder. Born and raised in Kolkata, India, she started organizing as a teenager, in the movement for sex workers rights and against human trafficking and gender-based violence. At the age of 18, she immigrated to the United States to attend Knox College, from where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Biology and Art History. Over the past decade in this country, Mrinalini has been organizing in the movements for immigrants rights, racial justice, and women's rights, and focuses on intersectional coalition-building, political strategy, and distributed digital organizing and mobilization strategy.
Mrinalini is most renowned for her contribution to and leadership in building the Women's March movement and organization, since its inception in 2016. She served as the National Field and Mobilization Director for the 2017-2019 national Women's Marches, and played a key role in making the 2017 Women's March the largest single-day protest in US history. Over the last few years, Mrinalini has advised and worked on numerous local and national advocacy campaigns and local and state-level electoral campaigns.
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