Sharmeen Khan

Sharmeen Khan is an organizer, trainer and writer based in Toronto, ON – on the traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit covered by Treaty 13.  She has been organizing and training since the late 1990s and has led hundreds of workshops in anti-oppression, direct action, media skills, financial management and facilitation. She is passionate about radical, alternative media and was active in community radio stations for 15 years.  She is a former fellow with Training for Change’s Judith C. Jones Fellowship of Colour and also received training from Ruckus, Greenpeace and Emergent Strategy Training with Adrienne Maree Brown. She most recently completed the Movement Learning Catalyst program in 2024.She is currently an organizer with No One Is Illegal – Toronto and is also on the editorial collective of Upping the Anti : A Journal of Theory and Action. She also coordinates the training collective in Toronto called Tools for Change – an activist based training series that aims to give hard skills to new organizers.. She currently works at a small union local with the Canadian Union of Public Employees and her waged labour is mostly as a bookkeeper when she isn’t training. Sharmeen really likes to nerd out on theory and hopes activists can contribute more to theoretical understanding and analysis of our movements. She is passionate about recording and reflecting on social movements in print or audio. She is also passionate about real conversations about oppression and identity that go beyond performativity to making real relationships of solidarity and liberation.