Linda Sarsour


Arab American political activist and co-chair of the 2017 Women’s March

Linda Sarsour is an award-winning racial justice and civil rights activist, and community organizer. She is a Palestinian-Muslim American, born and reared in Brooklyn, New York; former executive director of the Arab American Association of New York and co-founder of the first Muslim online organizing platform, MPower Change. Sarsour is a member of the Justice League NYC, a leading force of activists, artists, youth and formerly incarcerated individuals committed to criminal justice reform through direct action and policy advocacy.

Most recently, she was one of the national co-chairs of the largest single-day protest in U.S. history, the Women’s March on Washington. She has been named amongst 500 of the Most Influential Muslims In the World, and has been bestowed numerous awards including the White House Champions of Change from the Obama administration. Sarsour was recognized as one of FORTUNE magazine’s 50 Greatest Leaders, and was featured as one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People In the World, in 2017.

Sarsour is a frequent media commentator on issues impacting Muslim communities, Middle Eastern affairs and criminal justice reform, and is acknowledged for her transformative, intersectional organizing work and movement building.