It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the loss of Fariah Chowdhury. Her passing comes as a profound shock to the community. We convey our deepest condolences to her family and her wide circle of friends.
We have known Fariah since 2008 when SAWRO first started as a community organization. At the time, Fariah was a student who was passionate about advocating against systems of oppression. Throughout her life, she has been a fierce advocate for the rights of non-status immigrants, universal affordable childcare, accessible education, and much more.
Fariah was an accomplished and vibrant woman. She was a mother, a daughter, a teacher, a loved one, and a dear friend. She was a community champion with extraordinary leadership skills and a source of inspiration among younger generations of community activists. Her legacy will carry on in the hearts and actions of all those who knew her.