Digital Advocacy Advisor
Noor Mir is a DC-based organizer and facilitator with a passion for facilitation, direct action strategy and training and is a partner at DC Action Lab, a worker-owned collective. At the Women’s March, Noor manages the Digital Defenders Program that has trained hundreds of activists in combating bigotry and intervening in disinformation online. Born and raised in Islamabad, Pakistan, Noor moved to the United States in 2008 to attend college at Vassar, where she interned at the African American Policy Forum to create popular education programs on structural and institutional racism. Noor became politically active through the movement to ground lethal and surveillance drones while doing research on the topic back home in northern Pakistan. Noor then led the Ground the Drones campaign at the anti-war organization CODEPINK: Women for Peace, where she organized with the families of survivors and victims of drone strikes from Yemen and Pakistan. She then worked as a field organizer and then as a national campaigner for police accountability and criminal justice at Amnesty International, focusing on state and federal advocacy on lethal force and data collection and reporting and coordinated the first international human rights observer deployments to Ferguson and Baltimore in her time at the organization. Noor has been a partner at the worker-owned collective, DC Action Lab for the past four years, where she has led on campaign strategy and rapid response design with a plethora of people-powered movements such as the No Muslim Ban Ever Campaign, Home is Here and Firedrill Fridays. Noor currently serves on the Board of the War Resisters League and is the co-chair of Collective Action for Safe Spaces. Noor also serves on DC’s Mayoral Advisory Committee Against Street Harassment. Noor lives in DC with her husband and two cats.