Facing Race: A National Conference in St. Louis, MO — November 20-22, 2024

Roksana Mun

Roksana is currently the Director of Strategy and Training at DRUM-Desis Rising Up and Moving. She oversees the development and progress of the Racial, Immigrant and Education Justice campaigns across both youth and adult memberships. Roksana joined as a youth member of DRUM in 2003, through their Summer Organizing Institute. She is a Posse Scholar alum and a 2007 graduate of Dickinson College. After graduating from college, Roksana was the Youth Organizer for the YouthPower! project of DRUM from 2008-2009. From 2009-2011, she was a Legal Advocate at the Urban Justice Center for welfare advocacy for low-income/no-income New Yorkers. Roksana rejoined DRUM in April 2011 as the Dignity in School Campaign Organizer to focus on local and national policies to end the School-to-Prison Pipeline. She was born in Bangladesh and migrated to NYC in 1991 and grew up in Sunset Park, Brooklyn and Jackson Heights, Queens.

Presentations from Facing Race 2018

Mass Freedom Presents: FRED Talks

FRED Talks (Facing Race, Elevating Democracy) are videos produced at local events where activists and leaders share their stories and effective strategies for change. The stories and lived experiences of those most impacted by Mass Criminalization and Immigration are the foundations from which we weave our Movements. In order to shift narratives and break down systems of oppression we must amplify the voices of those who are leading the work.

FRED talks serve as a platform, a political education tool and a point of unapologetic connection. We are called to lean in, listen, teach and learn from the legacies of those who have innovated and upheld our Movements while creating a path for the change makers still to come.


Speakers: Roksana Mun, Marlon Peterson, Tawana Petty, Candi Brings Plenty, Ahya Simone, Kiera Dixson, Isa Noyola, Mama Rhonda Anderson