Linda Sarsour is straight forward: “As a Muslim-Palestinian-American woman, organizer, activist, mom, I am complicated, but committed to a country that respects every single human being that resides here and willing to put my body on the line to make that a reality.
“There aren’t many people like me who have a big media platform to help amplify their views. Through Maven, my team and I look forward to expanding the communities we work to represent, and are excited about the opportunities to join in thoughtful conversations with people who may not always agree with us.”
Prior to the Women’s March, Sarsour was most known for defending the civil rights of Muslim Americans after 9/11. She is a co-founder of MPower Change, the first Muslim-led digital grassroots organization in the United States. She also served as the executive director of the Arab American Association of New York and advocated for the Community Safety Act of New York, addressing racial profiling.