ACTIVIST, WOMEN'S MARCH CO-CHAIR
Linda Sarsour is a Palestinian American Muslim activist, mother of three, and selfless mentor to many aspiring creators of change. Sarsour is the Executive Director of the Arab American Association of New York and co-founder of the first Muslim online organizing platform, MPOWER Change. In 2016, Linda Sarsour also became the National Co-Chair of the immensely successful and transformative Women’s March on Washington.
Born and raised Brooklyn, NY, Linda is the eldest child in her family and has 2 brothers and 4 sisters. Linda is well respected amongst diverse communities in both in New York City and nationally.
Linda has been at the forefront of major civil rights campaigns including calling for an end to unwarranted surveillance of New York’s Muslim communities and ending police policies like stop and frisk. She is a member of the Justice League NYC, a leading NYC force of activists, formerly incarcerated individuals, and artists working to reform the New York Police Department and the criminal justice system. She has received numerous awards and honors including “Champion of Change” by the White House, YWCA USA’s Women of Distinction Award for Advocacy and Civic Engagement and the Hala Maksoud Leadership Award from the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. Linda Sarsour’s dedication to intersectional and interfaith advocacy makes her a truly notable activist.