Minerva “Mimi” Pascual is a criminal justice activist who considers herself an “artivist,” blending the worlds of justice reform and media. Currently, she serves as a community organizer for the Social Justice Network as well College community fellowship where she supports, uplifts and empowers women who have been impacted by the criminal Justice system who are looking to achieve their higher education.
Mimi is also the Founder of La-Madrina Entertainment, a production company that honors her Latino heritage and is dedicated to sharing relatable stories with the world.
Minerva continues to partner up with various organizations such as SingSing Prison Collective Oral Histories, CBS Viacon as a producer, as well WNET/PBS. Previously Minerva worked along with fashion pioneer FUBU where she led advertising, marketing, and public relations. She has also served as a producer, actor, and writer for productions such as the weekly internet radio show “It’s Coffie Time,” a show that focuses on issues related to social, racial, and criminal justice reform in America, as well as the critically-acclaimed film “Take the Bridge'' which was featured at the Tribeca and HBO Latino Film Festivals. One of her proudest accomplishments is developing a reality show that was later pitched and picked up by Sony Entertainment.
She has had the distinguished privilege of participating in Paralegal Pathways Fellowship, Broadway Advocacy Coalition Fellowship, College Community Fellowship (CCF), Columbia University’s Center for Justice, and the John Jay Institute for Justice and Opportunity, where she served as a mentor and Community Advisory Board member. Minerva earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Arts & Theater from The City University of New York’s City College.
Director of Marketing
Social Justice Network, Inc.