Javid Syed

Javid Syed is the director of AJWS’s Sexual Health and Rights department. He came to AJWS with a decade of experience in helping communities develop their capacity to pursue social justice. Most recently, Javid worked as the TB/HIV project director at the Treatment Action Group. Javid has contributed to community organizing efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people of color. He helped found the Audre Lorde Project, a center for community organizing for queer people of color in New York, and volunteered with the South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association of New York and the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice and the NY Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Javid has a master’s degree in public health from Columbia University. He hopes that his passion for politics, arts and activism comes through in the work he engages in. Javid is originally from Bombay, India, and has lived in the United States since 1989.


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