Linda Sarsour is a working woman, racial justice and civil rights activist, every Islamophobe’s worst nightmare, and mother of three. Ambitious, outspoken and independent, Linda shatters stereotypes of Muslim women while also treasuring her religious and ethnic heritage. She is a Palestinian Muslim American and a self-proclaimed “pure New Yorker, born and raised in Brooklyn!” She is the outgoing Executive Director of the Arab American Association of New York, co-founder of the first Muslim online organizing platform, MPOWER Change, and co-founder of Muslims for Ferguson. Most recently, she was the National Co-Chair of the Women’s March on Washington, dubbed the largest single day protest in US history.
Sarsour was named among 500 of the most influential Muslims in the world, 50 of the world’s greatest leaders by Fortune Magazine and featured on the Time 100’s list, in addition to other honors and recognitions. Linda was profiled on the front page of the New York Times Metro Section as a “Brooklyn Homegirl in a Hijab,” in which she was called “a political force.” Linda is well respected amongst diverse communities in both in New York City and nationally. She is most known for her intersectional coalition work and building bridges across issues, racial, ethnic and faith communities.