Image shows a white woman with long brown hair wearing red glasses, a silver necklace, and a snake-skin blouse. She is sitting in a pink chair in front of a teal wall.

Chanelle Gallant

Board member

Chanelle Gallant (she/her) is the eldest daughter of a poor single mother and comes from a family that has been impacted by criminalization and incarceration. She is an author, activist and social movement strategist who has worked around sexuality, policing and racial justice for over two decades. Her writing has appeared in dozens of publications and her first book Not Your Rescue Project: Migrant Sex Workers Fighting for Justice, (co-authored with Elene Lam) comes out in 2024 with Haymarket Books. Chanelle is on the national board for Showing Up For Racial Justice, the advisory boards of the Catalyst Project (Oakland) and Resource Movement (Toronto). She helped to found the first chapter of SURJ outside of the US and numerous sex worker organizations including the Migrant Sex Worker Project.

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