In this New York Times profile, we follow a day in the life of busy Muslim-activist Linda Sarsour. Ms. Sarsour is one of the founders of the Arab American Association, and is known for helping unravel the New York Police Department’s unofficial policy of spying on the local Muslim community. She was also behind the push to add two Muslim holy days (Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha) to the New York public school calendar. And last spring, she helped organize a march from New York to Washington DC honoring the African-American men killed by the police, and is very involved with the Black Lives Matter movement.
So the question arises, what drives her? “I feel like I’ve been able to bring a voice to this community they’ve never heard before,” comments Ms. Sarsour.