Sarah Lee


Sarah Lee is the Community Advocate for the Criminal Justice Reform program. Her work focuses on developing immigrant rights, criminal justice, and sanctuary policy educational resources, advocating for the passage of pro-immigrant and criminal justice reform policies at the local and state level, and working alongside local coalitions such as San Francisco Immigrant Legal & Education Network (SFILEN) and FREE SF.

For the past seven years Sarah has been a community organizer working with college students, faith communities, and immigrant rights organizations focusing on anti-racism work through trainings, coalition building, and advocacy. Prior to joining Advancing Justice – ALC, Sarah was on staff with Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity uplifting and humanizing narratives of immigrant communities whose lives have been impacted by incarceration, leading deportation defense campaigns, and building the leadership of faith community members in the Bay Area. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Public Health and minor in Education.

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There are more than 5.6 million Syrian refugees in the world. And since Trump’s Muslim Ban went into effect, they haven't been allowed into the United States. Asmaa and Ramez, a Syrian couple, speak with AJ+ host Yara Elmjouie about how they were directly impacted while cooking fatteh, a traditional dish.

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