Fainan Lakha

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Fainan Lakha

Fainan Lakha is a trans socialist activist, union member, and writer in New York City.[1]

She is a student at Columbia majoring in Comparative Literature and Society. She grew up in a Shia Imami Ismaili Muslim community in Seattle and became involved in the Oneness University associated with Tony Robbins before coming to New York and discovering philosophical materialism and Marxism.[2]

She is a member of Democratic Socialists of America.[3]


In 2020 Fainan Lakha, was Central Brooklyn Branch Representative of the New York City Democratic Socialists of America Steering Committee.

Fainan Lakha is the Steering Committee Representative for the Central Brooklyn Branch. Fainan joined DSA in January 2019 when she was working as a tenant advocate inspired by the powerful role Julia Salazar was playing in the housing justice movement. Fainan joined the organizing committee for the Healthcare Working Group shortly after, and helped lead the successful campaign to pressure Hakeem Jeffries to cosponsor Medicare for All. She now works as campaign manager for DSA endorsed candidate Jabari Brisport.[4]

2019 Bread & Roses slate

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New York City Democratic Socialists of America 2019 Bread & Roses slate for DSA national convention delegates.

Alex Silva, Anthony Volpe, Bill Reisman, Danny Noest, Ella Mahony, Fainan Lakha, Halsey Hazzard, Jacob Farbman, Jonah Furman, Keylan Vafai, Kristin Schall, Laura Gabby, Neal Meyer, Niall Reddy, Oren Schweitzer, Pamela Allen, Patrick T. Shepherd, Ryan Bruckenthal, Stephen Thompson, Whitney Witthaus, Zach Lewis.

Socialism 2018

Fainan Lakha was a speaker at Socialism 2018, an annual socialist gathering sponsored by the International Socialist Organization held in Chicago, Illinois in July 2018.[5] Go to the main page of ISO Socialism Conference...


In 2017 Barnard/Columbia International Socialist Organization included Samuel Falcone-Coffin, a junior in Columbia College, a member of the branch committee, Kate Seidel, a senior in Columbia College, handles publicity. Fainan Lakha, also a senior in Columbia College, leads the fraction of Barnard/Columbia ISO that engages in activism.[6]

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