Linda Sarsour


United States

Known for

Activist, Palestine, Arab American Association of New York, Women's March



Linda Sarsour


Linda Sarsour is a Palestinian-American political activist. She acted as the executive director of the Arab American Association of New York from 2011-2016, where she successfully advocated for Muslim holidays to be public school holidays in New York City. In 2017, she was recruited to be a co-chair for the Women’s March, which led her to be in national spotlight. She highlighted the American Muslim experience and advocated for the acceptance and inclusion of Muslims in everyday life. Moreover, she fought ardently against the administration's religious bans, inspiring others to take strong stances for human rights and dignity. She is a fellow at the NYU Wagner School of Public Service. Photo credit:

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