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We Are Not Here to Be Bystanders: A Memoir of Love and Resistance Book Discussion and Q&A with Linda Sarsour

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Date(s) - 03/22/2020
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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AANM Library


$15 Admission $30 Admission + book USD
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(313) 582-2266
Arab American National Museum


Palestinian American political activist Linda Sarsour leads a discussion on her new book, We Are Not Here to Be Bystanders: A Memoir of Love and Resistance, in which she shares how growing up Palestinian Muslim American, feminist and empowered moved her to become a globally recognized activist on behalf of marginalized communities across the country.

Sarsour’s talk will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.

Linda Sarsour is an award-winning civil rights activist, community organizer, and mother of three. A Palestinian Muslim American born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, she is the former executive director of the Arab American Association of New York and the cofounder of the first Muslim online organizing platform, MPower Change. She is also a founding member of 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.

Sarsour served as national cochair of the largest single day protest in US history, the Women’s March on Washington. Named among 500 of the most influential Muslims in the world, she was also cited as one of Fortune’s 50 Greatest Leaders, and featured as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2017. She has won numerous awards for her activism, including a Champion of Change award from the Obama Administration. She is a frequent media commentator on issues that affect Muslim communities, Middle East affairs, and criminal justice reform. She is most recognized for her transformative intersectional organizing work and movement building.

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