Linda Sarsour is a political and social activist and a writer. She was the executive director of the Arab American Association of New York. She has worked for women’s causes and was a co-chair of the 2017 Women’s March on Washington.
Linda Sarsour was born in 1980 in Brooklyn, New York. She has six younger siblings. She graduated from John Jay High School. She was married in an arranged marriage when she was seventeen years old and proceeded to have three children. She, also, took courses at Kingsborough Community College and Brooklyn College.
Later, Linda began to volunteer for the Arab American Association of New York. She worked and accomplished the goal of having New York Public Schools recognize and close for the Muslim holidays of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. She became the executive director of the Arab American Association of New York and a fellow at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.
Linda is, also, an alumna of Women’s Media Center’s Progressive Women’s Voices Media and Leadership Training Program. She worked on a campaign to raise money to repair vandalized Jewish graves at a cemetery in 2017. Also in 2017, she was a co-chairwoman of the Day Without a Woman protest.
Linda has been embroiled in some controversies, but has been supported by many and continues to work for what she believes in. Be inspired! Have a bright day!