Activism

Chanelle Gallant is a transformative organizer, writer and trainer with a focus on sex and justice. She is a member of the national leadership team for Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ) and co-founded the Migrant Sex Workers Project and the first SURJ chapter in Canada. She has published and presented widely on sex and/or social and economic justice. 

Chanelle began organizing in 2000 (with the “Pussy Palace”, a queer bathhouse that was raided by police), and has worked to build the power of people in the sex trade locally and internationally since 2004. Through that work, she became a prison and policing abolitionist and was formerly on the advisory board of the  Transformative Justice/Harm Reduction Project. 

She currently coaches and trains organizers and is working on her first book–a theory of sexual labour and its value to capitalism. Her faves are sex workers, babies, comrades and boss babes (all genders).

Chanelle resides on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe Nation and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Senecas, the Huron-Wendat, the Petun, and the present-day Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit who carry on stewardship of this land.  (Toronto)

 

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