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Meet the Chicagoan who's helping thousands from Illinois get to the Women's March on Washington

Meet the Chicagoan who's helping thousands from Illinois get to the Women's March on Washington

Mrinalini Chakraborty doesn’t know when she became an activist. The 26-year-old University of Illinois at Chicago graduate student from India said it just complements her opinionated personality. In March 2016 she was at the front lines of student-led protests against a Donald Trump rally to be held on campus, which the then-Republican presidential candidate canceled. At her small liberal arts college in western Illinois, she was a member of Students Against Sexism in Society and other clubs that promoted cultural diversity. Still, she wonders how you know you’re an activist.

“Is it when you have a demonstration in college, or you’re speaking about...

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