In honor of Women’s History Month, Orange County Human Rights and Relations will host Courageous Conversations with Linda Sarsour, an internationally known racial justice and civil rights activist and community organizer. The event will be held Sunday, March 31, at the Whitted Building in Hillsborough. No admission is charged, but capacity is limited and registration is required. Visit www.orangecountync.gov/sarsour to register, or call (919) 245-2487.
Linda Sarsour is every Islamophobe’s worst nightmare. A Palestinian-Muslim-American born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., she is the former Executive Director of the Arab American Association of New York and the co-founder of the first Muslim online organizing platform, MPower Change. She 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.
“We are thrilled to have Linda bring her message of empowerment, social justice and activism to Orange County during Women’s History Month,” said Orange County Human Rights and Relations Director Annette Moore.
Most recently, she was one of the national co-chairs of the largest single-day protest in US history, the Women’s March on Washington. She has been named amongst 500 of the most influential Muslims in the world and has won numerous awards, including Champion of Change from the Obama Administration. Fortune recognized her as one of the 50 Greatest Leaders in 2017 and she was featured as one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2017.
She is a frequent media commentator on issues impacting Muslim communities, Middle East affairs and criminal justice reform and most recognized for her transformative intersectional organizing work and movement building.