Linda Sarsour to Feature as Speaker at CAIR-LA's 20th Anniversary Gala!
Linda Sarsour is a Palestinian-American, Brooklyn-born community organizer and racial justice and civil rights activist. Sarsour has been at the forefront of campaigns, including those calling for an end to unwarranted surveillance of New York’s Muslim communities and ending police policies like stop and frisk.
Sarsour also co-founded Muslims for Ferguson to build solidarity amongst American Muslim communities and encourage work against police brutality. She is a member of the Justice League NYC, a group working to reform the New York Police Department and the criminal justice system.
Linda was recently named American Muslim of the Year, honored by the White House as a “Champion of Change”, and received the Brooklyn Do-Gooder Award from the Brooklyn Community Foundation. Linda is also a board member of the New York Immigration Coalition serving the diverse immigrant communities of New York State and the Network of Arab American Professionals-NY Chapter.
She has been featured in local, national and international media speaking on topics ranging from women’s issues, Islam, domestic policy and political discussions on the Middle East conflict. CAIR-LA is proud to feature her for its 20th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, Nov. 19, says an announcement.