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Activist, Linda Sarsour Speaks Against Islamophobia and White Supremacy

Linda Sarsour, noted Palestinian-American civil rights leader and Executive Director of MPower Change spoke at Seattle’s Rainier Arts Center  on Islamophobia and White Supremacy in January, 2023.

The event was hosted by Valley and Mountain Fellowship’s Center for Faith, Art, and Justice in partnership with the United Church of Christ’s Join the Movement Toward Racial Justice. The event was part of the Set Us Free from Fear: Faith, White Supremacy, and Politics series. The series invited scholars, clergy, and activists working at the intersection of race and faith to share their wisdom to our broader communities.

Sarsour 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.  She is the author of We Are Not Here to Be Bystanders: A Memoir of Love and Resistance, published in March, 2020.

Producers: Valley and Mountain Fellowship, United Church in Christ’s Join the Movement toward Racial Justice

Photo Linda Sarsour and Women’s Media Center

Asian and Black Communities

 
Brian Park is a Korean American artist and software developer.  He read this poem he penned on May 28th, during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.  The reading was at Valley and Mountain fellowship’s Set Us Free From Fear event featuring Dr. Cornel West with an address on Table Turning: The Prophetic Tradition in a time of NeoFascism.
 

Linda Sarsour: Intersectional Activism and Organizing

Linda Sarsour is an activist most known for her work in organizing the 2017 Women’s March, involving an estimated four million participants nationwide.

Today, she leads the organizations, MPower Change and Until Freedom.  Sarsour discusses what intersectional organizing looks like, as well as what she has experienced as a Muslim activist in these times.

Sarsour penned, We Are Not Here to be Bystanders and a young readers book, We’re In This Together.

Valley and Mountain Fellowship will be hosting Linda Sarsour to speak at the event, Against Islamophobia & White Supremacy on Sunday, January 22nd at 3:30 pm at Seattle’s Rainier Arts Center.  This is a part of Valley and Mountain Fellowship’s Set Us Free From Fear series.

A New York Times  article referred to in the interview is here

Producers: Laura Florez and Yuko Kodama

Vigil for Atlanta Shooting Victims

A group gathered for a vigil in Seattle’s Chinatown International District to honor the lives of eight people killed in the Atlanta shooting on March 16th.  Listen to collected sounds and interviews with people there.

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