An American-Palestinian award winning Human rights and social justice activists and a fighter against the rapidly increasing islamophobia acts in the United States. Linda is the Executive Director of the Arab American Association of New York and Senior Strategist for the Campaign to Take on Hate. She is also the co-founder of the Muslim Democratic Club of New York, the first of its kind in New York City. Her awards and honours in her continuous efforts to stand in the face of hate crime include “Champion of Change” by the White House, the New York City Council’s Shirley Chisholm Women of Distinction Award and received the inaugural American Muslim of the Year honour from the Council on American Islamic Relations. Linda has also written for and been featured in local, national and international media on issues that focuses on Arab-Muslim American communities, immigration, criminal justice issues and Middle East affairs.
Source of Influence: Social Issues
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