Linda Sarsour


United States

Known for

Activist and Former Executive Director of the Arab American Association of New York


Hijri 1400-Present (AH); Common Era 1980-Present (CE)

Linda Sarsour


Linda Sarsour is a Palestinian-American activist. She served as the executive director of the Arab American Association of New York from 2011-2016. During her tenure, she was part of a coalition that successfully advocated for Muslim holidays to be recognized as public school holidays in New York City. In 2017, she served as co-chair for the Women’s March, during which she highlighted the American Muslim experience and advocated for the acceptance and inclusion of Muslims in everyday life. She is a fellow at the NYU Wagner School of Public Service. Photo credit: