We need Freedom
Monica Cannon Grant
Activist, Entrepreneur, Mom and the voice of the People.
Monica Cannon is an Activist and Community organizer From Boston. She has resided in the Roxbury area for 17 years. In 2016 she was a Candidate for State Representative for the 7th Suffolk District losing her election by 90 votes. She was the Executive Director of The Tito Jackson Community Fund where she has organized his Annual turkey where they gave away 4,000 turkeys last year.
Monica sits on the Advisory Board for an organization named Community Call. Monica is a Former Chair of the
Young Adult Committee for the NAACP and current member. Monica believes in the Motto “Our
Community Our Responsibility” which is why she is the Founder of the Violence In Boston Inc Non
Profit whose mission is to improve the quality of life & life outcomes of individuals from disenfranchised
communities by reducing the prevalence of violence and the impact of associated trauma.
She also was the Lead organizer in the Fight Supremacy March to counter-protest the “Boston Free Speech Rally” in 2017 and One of the Lead organizers for "Hands Off Our Pride counter-protest to Straight Pride. As a former
Black Lives Matter Activist, On June 2nd Monica organized 55,000 people to protest the murder of George Floyd and the many others murdered by Police across the country. On June 22nd she will lead a protest for Rayshard Brooks.