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Fahd Ahmed

Executive Director, Desis Rising Up & Moving (DRUM)

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Fahd Ahmed works to empower South Asian immigrants to enact change in policies around civil and immigrant rights, worker's justice, and education reform.


Fahd Ahmed is currently the Executive Director of DRUM (Desis Rising Up & Moving) of New York City, where he has served in various capacities since 2000. DRUM has mobilized and built the leadership of thousands of low-income, South Asian immigrants to lead social and policy change that impacts their own lives, from immigrant rights to education reform, civil rights, and worker’s justice. Mr. Ahmed has been a grassroots organizer on the issues of racial profiling, immigrant justice, police accountability, national security, and educational justice since 2000.


  • National Security/Law
  • US Politics
  • Immigration

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Racial/Religious Profiling, Immigration, National Security, US Politics, South Asian Issues

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