Women’s March Organizer Linda Sarsour to speak at UMass

In the age of President Trump, many people are stepping up to organize and counter the rising tide nationalism, xenophobia, racism and hate fueled far-right flirtations with Nazism. Linda Sarsour, a Palestinian-American Muslim civil rights and racial justice activist who was one of the organizers for the Women’s March on Washington, is one such person.

She’ll be speaking at UMass Amherst in Mahar Auditorium April 28 at 3:30 p.m. about “The Resistance: Organizing in the Age of Trump.”

“We can disagree & still love each other, unless your disagreement is rooted in my oppression & denial of my humanity and right to exist,” says Sarsour in a tweet from Nov. 11, 2016.”

Sarsour is the executive director of the Arab Association of New York and co-founder of Muslims for Ferguson. She has been a major organizing activist in campaigns in New York City and others on a national basis. A native of Brooklyn, Sarsour is also a member of the Justice League NYC and has received  a long list of awards and honors, including being named a “Champion of Change” by the White House under President Barrack Obama, receiving the YWCA USA’s Women of Distinction Award for Advocacy and Civil Engagement as well as the Hala Maksoud Leadership Award from the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.

Author: Chris Goudreau

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