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Muna Mire

Organizer, Writer, Black girl from the future.
Muna is graduate of University of Toronto with an Honors degree in English, Political Science and Sociology. At U of T, she serves as Editor-in-Chief for The Strand, Victoria University’s student newspaper. She is the current antiracism coordinator for the Canadian University Press, a nonprofit student media cooperative. You can find her freelance work at Rabble.ca, The Feminist Wire, The Nation and The Huffington Post Canada. Her interests include critical theory, literature and progressive politics.

My Stories

Black Brunch Won’t Let Us Turn Away From Victims of Police Violence

Muna Mire on January 06, 2015

Black Brunch, the collectively led series of direct actions designed to afflict the comfortable has officially hit New York. This past Sunday, I joined organizers from Oakland who took the protests from their city to commercial brunch spots nationwide, including...

Leaving the Cops Behind in 2015

Hira Mahmood , Muna Mire , Isabelle Nastasia , Victor Casillas Valle and Queen Arsem-O'Malley on January 01, 2015

We write to you as dispossessed queer youth and youth of color from Atlanta, Boston, Brooklyn, Los Angeles and Oakland. Over the past several months we have taken part in a national uprising against police violence and the killing of...

Bleeding Kansas

Muna Mire on May 24, 2014

This past week, the state of Kansas captured the attention of the nation and the news cycle as the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, a case which made the Topeka Board of Education famous, touched off a...

{Young}ist Reclaims the Millennial Narrative

Muna Mire on April 06, 2014

Millennials are in vogue. But the very idea of the millennial is a top-down phenomenon, a canned attempt to market to a young demographic. It is a strategy that has found success through the sheer force and repetitiveness of its...

Using Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to Rewrite Anti-Racist Mythology

Muna Mire on January 21, 2014

I once got into an argument with two white men over race on the internet. That’s not the beginning of a joke, it’s just a shitty thing that happened to me. I’ve since learned my lesson about how “social justice”...

Voices from the March for Immigrant Dignity and Respect

Muna Mire on October 07, 2013

This past Saturday, October 5, thousands of immigrants and their supporters coordinated a nationwide March for Immigrant Respect and Dignity. There were demos in more than one hundred cities across America. Marchers renewed calls to Congress to take meaningful action...

Tweeting for Racial Justice: Millennials Take to Organizing Online

Muna Mire on September 09, 2013

Stereotypes of millennials are being turned on their head as racial justice conversations are now taking place in a new arena: Twitter. The Internet has recently provided young activists of colour a platform from which to amplify conversations around appropriation,...

In White Times

Hira Mahmood , Muna Mire , Isabelle Nastasia , Katrina Casiño and Queen Arsem-O'Malley on July 15, 2013

We here at {Young}ist recognize the need to situate ourselves in the historical moments that mark our experiences as a generation. The death of Trayvon Martin and the subsequent trial of George Zimmerman serve as clear indicators of severe racial...

Keep Your Hoodies Up: Zimmerman Trial Verdict Drops “Not Guilty”

Muna Mire on July 14, 2013

Until the killing of Black mother’s sons are as important to the country as the killing of a white mother’s son, those who believe in freedom cannot rest. —Ella Baker The U.S. justice system has failed Trayvon Martin. The verdict...

The Unbearable Whiteness of “The Bling Ring”

Muna Mire and Isabelle Nastasia on June 30, 2013

[SPOILER ALERT] The compulsive re-application of lip gloss. Click, click, click. The ritualistic fluffing of one’s hair and contortion of one’s body to get that perfect facebook profile photo silhouette. Click, click, click. A mouse cursor scrolling over Paris Hilton’s...