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Hamid Khan

Founder | Stop LAPD Spying Coalition

Hamid Khan is an organizer with the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition. The mission of the Coalition is to build community-based power to dismantle police surveillance, spying, and infiltration programs. The Coalition utilizes multiple campaigns to advance an innovative organizing model that is Los Angeles-based but has implications regionally, nationally, and internationally.

An immigrant from Pakistan, Khan came to the United States in 1979. As founder and former executive director of South Asian Network (1990–2010), he helped create the first grassroots, community-based organization in Los Angeles committed to informing and empowering thousands of South Asians in Southern California to act as agents of change in eliminating biases, discrimination, and injustices. Khan also serves on the board of May First Movement Technology, a membership organization that engages in building movements by advancing the strategic use and collective control of technology for local struggles, global transformation, and emancipation without borders.

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