From NY to Washington

US Muslim Woman’s Fight for Rights

WASHINGTON – American Muslim activist Linda Sarsour will come to Washington inauguration weekend as the co-chair of the Women’s March on Washington.

The march is planned on January 21, just one day after president-elect Trump’s inauguration.

It will be attended by almost 200 progressive groups, which represent varied fields, including environment, legal abortion, prisoners’ rights, voting rights, a free press, affordable healthcare, gun safety, racial and gender equality and a higher minimum wage.

Becoming an active voice representing Muslim women in the US, this video tracks early activism day of Sarsour, the head of the Arab American Association of New York.

Sarsour helped end the NYPD’s practice of spying on Muslim-American citizens and was instrumental in the effort for New York to close schools on two Muslim high holy holidays, a first for any big city in the US.

The video, shared by Vox on YouTube on Monday, January 16, is the latest episode of The Secret Life of Muslims video series. Sarsour explains in the video how she was able to say to her children: “I did this for you.”