Linda Sarsour, co-organizer of the Girls’s March, stocks how rising up Palestinian Muslim American, feminist, and empowered moved her to develop into a globally identified activist on behalf of marginalized groups around the u . s ..
On a cold spring morning in Brooklyn, nineteen-12 months-vintage Linda Sarsour stared at her mirrored image, wearing a hijab for the primary time. She noticed within the reflect the girl she was once rising to be—a tender Muslim American lady unapologetic in her religion and her activism, who could uncover her innate experience of justice within the aftermath of nine/eleven. Now heralded for her award-successful management of the Girls’s March on Washington, in We Are No longer Right here to Be Bystanders Linda Sarsour provides a poignant tale of neighborhood and circle of relatives.
From the Brooklyn bodega her father owned, the place Linda discovered the true that means of intersectionality, to protests within the streets of Washington, DC, Linda’s enjoy as a daughter of Palestinian immigrants is a shifting portrayal of what it approach to seek out one’s voice and use it for the great of others. We observe Linda as she learns the tenets of a success neighborhood organizing, and thru many years of preventing for racial, financial, gender, and social justice as she turns into one of the vital identified activists within the country. We additionally see her honoring her grandmother’s demise desire, protective her youngsters, construction resilient friendships, and mentoring others whilst she loses her first mentor in a sad coincidence. All through, she conjures up readers to do so as she reaffirms that we aren’t Right here to be bystanders.
In his foreword to the e-book, Harry Belafonte writes of Linda, “Whilst we would possibly not have made it to the Promised Land, my friends and I, my brothers and sisters in liberation can relax simple that the long run is within the arms of leaders like Linda Sarsour. I’ve regularly stated to Linda that she embodies the main and objective of some other nice Muslim chief, brother Malcolm X.”
This is her tale.