Trinity College to Host Co-Organizer of the Women’s March on Washington

Linda Sarsour Will Present ‘Nevertheless, She Persisted: Resistance in the Trump Era’ on April 27

​Hartford, Connecticut, April 26, 2017 –

WHAT:  Linda Sarsour, one of the four co-organizers of the Women’s March on Washington, will deliver a talk titled, “Nevertheless, She Persisted: Resistance in the Trump Era.” The event is free and open to the public.

WHEN: Thursday, April 27, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Terrace Rooms, Mather Hall

 

Background:

Linda Sarsour is a racial justice and civil rights activist and is one of the four co-organizers of the January 21, 2017, Women’s March on Washington the day after the Trump inauguration. She is the former executive director of the Arab American Association of New York.

Sarsour has received numerous awards and honors including “Champion of Change” by the White House, YWCA USA’s Women of Distinction Award for Advocacy and Civic Engagement, and the Hala Maksoud Leadership Award from the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. Sarsour was named among 500 of the most influential Muslims in the world.

This event is sponsored by the Trinity College International Studies Program, Students for Justice in Palestine, the Student Government Association, the Office of the Dean of the Faculty, the History Department, the Center for Urban and Global Studies, the Political Science Department, the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Program, the Educational Studies Program, the Neuroscience Program, the Religion Department, the Theater and Dance Department, and the American Studies Program.