Linda Sarsour left her job as executive director of the Arab American Association of New York (AAANY) earlier this year to take on a larger role as a progressive activist on national issues, but she is returning to her roots next month for a special reason: She is coming back to accept an award from her former work colleagues.


"As we reflect back on this tumultuous year, the Women's March remains a source of pride and rejuvenation. The support of millions across the world was a testament to its inspiring cause, but as we celebrate our own participation, we would be remiss to forget that leadership counts. And so AAANY wishes to thank and honor the Women's March National Co-Chairs Tamika D. Mallory, Carmen Perez, Bob Bland and of course our very own Linda Sarsour," AAANY leaders said in a statement.

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