Linda Sarsour : Busboys and Friends! Zoom Dinner

Linda Sarsour : Busboys and Friends! Zoom Dinner

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Aug 14, 2020 6:00 pm

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Busboys and Poets has always been a place for artists, activists, and writers of the community to gather and break bread. And while we may be physically distant right now, we can still stay connected and break bread together.

Join us on Zoom for Busboys and Friends: A Virtual Dinner Party held every Friday night at 6 pm. Hosted by CEO and Founder, Andy Shallal with a special dinner guest each week.

Order your favorite meal and beverage from Busboys and Poets, set your table, and tune in for a special dinner with some of the most influential leaders of our time.

This week's very special dinner guest is American Political Activist, Linda Sarsour

Linda Sarsour is an American political activist. an award-winning racial justice and civil rights activist, a community organizer, and mother of three. She is a Palestinian-Muslim-American born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She was co-chair of the 2017 Women's March, the 2017 Day Without a Woman, and the 2019 Women's March. She is also a former executive director of the Arab American Association of New York and the co-founder of the first Muslim online organizing platform, MPower Change. She is a member of the 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 first gained attention for protesting police surveillance of American Muslims, later becoming involved in other civil rights issues such as police brutality, feminism, immigration policy, and mass incarceration. She has also organized Black Lives Matter demonstrations and was the lead plaintiff in a suit challenging the legality of the Trump travel ban. She has been named amongst 500 of the most influential Muslims in the world. She has won numerous awards including Champion of Change from the Obama Administration.

She was recognized 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 is a frequent media commentator on issues impacting Muslim communities, Middle East affairs and criminal justice reform and most recognized for her transformative intersectional organizing work and movement building. She is a founding member of Until Freedom, an intersectional social justice organization. Along with the other co-founders she has moved to Louisville, Kentucky to focus their energy on getting justice for Breonna Taylor and Michael Brown.

Order your books!

While this dinner party is free to attend, we kindly ask that you support the author by purchasing a copy of one or more of HER books via our partner, Bookshop.org

Your purchase through bookshop.org also helps support local independent bookstores like ours. The books will be shipped directly to your home.

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