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Linda Sarsour

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Linda Sarsour is an American political activist. She 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.
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Palestine
A Socialist Introduction
Sumaya Awad - Dec 08, 2020
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This edited volume makes an impassioned and informed case for the central place of Palestine in socialist organizing and of socialism in the struggle to free Palestine.Palestine: A Socialist Introduction systematically tackles a number of important aspects of the Palestinian struggle for liberation, contextualizing it in an increasingly polarized w...
Linda Sarsour
Dec 04, 2020
Great book. Published by @haymarketbooks 🙌🏼     – source
When They Call You a Terrorist
A Black Lives Matter Memoir
Patrisse Khan-Cullors - Jan 14, 2020
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A poetic and powerful memoir about what it means to be a Black woman in America—and the co-founding of a movement that demands justice for all in the land of the free.Raised by a single mother in an impoverished neighborhood in Los Angeles, Patrisse Khan-Cullors experienced firsthand the prejudice and persecution Black Americans endure at the hands...
Linda Sarsour
Jan 20, 2020
Just found @OsopePatrisse’s book “When They Call You A Terrorist” in paperback at Barnes and Noble in Union Square! I already read it but got one for my daughter! Get on it, if you haven’t already! #BlackLivesMatter     – source
Eyes to the Wind
A Memoir of Love and Death, Hope and Resistance
Ady Barkan - Sep 10, 2019
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In this inspirational and moving memoirreminiscent of When Breath Becomes Air and The Bright Houractivist Ady Barkan explores his life with ALS and how his diagnosis gave him a profound new understanding of his commitment to social justice for all. Ady Barkan loved taking afternoon runs on the California coast and holding his newborn son, Carl. But...
Linda Sarsour
Sep 28, 2019
PLEASE read @AdyBarkan’s book. So timely, so moving. It will transform how you look at this world and your role in it. He’s dying of ALS, yet has figured out how to breathe so much life in to others.     – source
Teaching for Black Lives
Dyan Watson - Apr 16, 2018
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Black students' minds and bodies are under attack. We're fighting back."Again the folks at Rethinking Schools have stepped out to produce a timely volume that should become a central staple in how we understand race and the radical imaginary in K-12 classrooms. The heft and depth of Teaching for Black Lives stands as a revolutionary tool in the res...
Linda Sarsour
Jun 17, 2018
Every public school teacher in America who wants to teach the most pressing issues of our time and raise a new generation of critical thinkers NEEDS this book. #RethinkingSchools #education #curriculum #teaching     – source
The Impossible Will Take a Little While
A Citizen's Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear
Paul Rogat Loeb - Apr 29, 2014 (first published in 2004)
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What keeps us going when times get tough? How do we keep on working for a more humane world, no matter how hard it sometimes seems? In a time when our involvement has never been needed more, this anthology of political hope will help readers with the essential work of healing our communities, our nation, our planetdespite all odds. In THE IMPOSSIBL...
Linda Sarsour
Dec 24, 2017
Highly recommend this book in these troubling times. #greatreads #books     – source
Freedom Is a Constant Struggle
Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement
Angela Y. Davis - Feb 09, 2016 (first published in 2015)
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In these newly collected essays, interviews, and speeches, world-renowned activist and scholar Angela Y. Davis illuminates the connections between struggles against state violence and oppression throughout history and around the world.Reflecting on the importance of black feminism, intersectionality, and prison abolitionism for today's struggles, D...
Linda Sarsour
Aug 27, 2017
These five books are a MUST READ. #transformative     – source
Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates - Jul 14, 2015
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“This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it.” In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s his...
Linda Sarsour
Aug 27, 2017
These five books are a MUST READ. #transformative     – source
Democracy Matters
Winning the Fight Against Imperialism
Cornel West - Aug 30, 2005 (first published in 2004)
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In his major bestseller, Race Matters, philosopher Cornel West burst onto the national scene with his searing analysis of the scars of racism in American democracy. In Democracy Matters, West returns to the analysis of the arrested development of democracy, both in America and in the crisis-ridden Middle East.In a strikingly original diagnosis, he ...
Linda Sarsour
Aug 27, 2017
These five books are a MUST READ. #transformative     – source
Assata
An Autobiography
Assata Shakur - Nov 01, 2001 (first published in 1987)
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On May 2, 1973, Black Panther Assata Shakur (aka JoAnne Chesimard) lay in a hospital, close to death, handcuffed to her bed, while local, state, and federal police attempted to question her about the shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike that had claimed the life of a white state trooper. Long a target of J. Edgar Hoover's campaign to defame, infiltr...
Linda Sarsour
Aug 27, 2017
These five books are a MUST READ. #transformative     – source
Going to Meet the Man
Stories
James Baldwin - Apr 25, 1995 (first published in 1965)
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"There's no way not to suffer. But you try all kinds of ways to keep from drowning in it." The men and women in these eight short fictions grasp this truth on an elemental level, and their stories, as told by James Baldwin, detail the ingenious and often desperate ways in which they try to keep their head above water. It may be the heroin that a do...
Linda Sarsour
Aug 27, 2017
These five books are a MUST READ. #transformative     – source
An Introduction to Islamic Law
Wael B. Hallaq - Oct 26, 2011 (first published in 2005)
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The study of Islamic law can be a forbidding prospect for those entering the field for the first time. Wael Hallaq, a leading scholar and practitioner of Islamic law, guides students through the intricacies of the subject in this absorbing introduction. The first half of the book is devoted to a discussion of Islamic law in its pre-modern natural h...
Linda Sarsour
Jun 11, 2017
Two books to help begin your exploration of Sharia. Read. Be informed. and     – source
Shari'ah Law by Mohammad Hashim Kamali
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Rebel Girls
Threading My Prayer Rug by Sabeeha Rehman
The Life and Work of Muhammad by Yahiya Emerick