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Sarah Farouq

Sarah Farouq is returning to CPI as an organizer. Sarah’s history with CPI dates back to her time as an SEJ fellow in 2017, where she was working on the minimum wage enforcement campaign, and then after working part-time at CPI. Since then, she continued organizing and advocating in the fields of economic, immigration, and criminal injustice in the San Diego region, statewide, and nationally.

Most recently, Sarah was working at AAAJ-Asian Law Caucus as a Community Advocate at the National Security and Civil Rights Program. Sarah’s passion for community work stems from her experience as an Iraqi refugee in the U.S. who’s had to navigate different systems and has been directly impacted by many unjust policies. In this role, she will work with community members and fight for their issues to create more equitable and just policies. Currently, Sarah holds a B.A. in Political Science from UC Berkeley and she hopes to eventually earn her J.D. and advocate for marginalized communities impacted by systemic injustice from a legal capacity and uplift their issues on a policy level.

Besides CPI, Sarah is currently a youth advisory board member at Borderlands for Equity, an AMAL (American Muslim Anti-Racism Leadership) fellow at Muslim ARC, and a member of the San Diego County Human Relations Commission. Outside of community work, Sarah enjoys the company of cats (and family and friends, of course), making tea concoctions, and practicing guitar.

Contact Sarah Farouq: sfarouq@cpisandiego.org

Written by CPI San Diego