Meet Linda Sarsour at the CAIR-SFBA 21st Anniversary Banquet
CAIR-SFBA is proud to host Linda Sarsour as the keynote speaker at our 21st Anniversary Banquet on Saturday, November 7th.

Linda is a working woman, racial justice and civil rights activist, and mother of three. Ambitious, outspoken, and independent, Linda shatters stereotypes of Muslim women while also treasuring her religious and ethnic heritage. She is a Palestinian Muslim American and a self-proclaimed "pure New Yorker, born and raised in Brooklyn!"

Linda serves as the Executive Director of the Arab American Association of New York and as a Senior Strategist for the Campaign to Take on Hate. In the wake of the police killing of Mike Brown, she co-founded Muslims for Ferguson to build solidarity amongst American Muslim communities and encourage work against police brutality. Linda is also the co-founder of the Muslim Democratic Club of New York, the first of its kind in New York City.

She has received numerous awards and honors including "Champion of Change" by the White House, the New York City Council's Shirley Chisholm Women of Distinction Award, and received the inaugural American Muslim of the Year honor from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Linda is also a board member of the New York Immigration Coalition, a coalition of over 200 nonprofit agencies serving the diverse immigrant communities of New York State, and the Network of Arab American Professionals-NY Chapter.

She has been profiled by PBS, Yahoo News, NY1's One on One With Budd Mishkin, and the Guardian. She has written for and been featured in local, national, and international media discussing impact of domestic policies that target Arab and American Muslim communities, immigration, criminal justice issues, and Middle East affairs. Linda's strengths are in the areas of civil rights in the context of national security, community organizing, civic engagement, and immigrants' rights advocacy.
Purchase Your Banquet Tickets & Tables
Celebrate 21 Years of Civil Rights & Advocacy Work!  
Join us as we reflect on our past year's endeavors, honor inspirational figures, and embrace a more tolerant, inclusive and just future for all.
Saturday, November 7th at 5:00 PM
Santa Clara Convention Center 


Linda Sarsour
Civil Rights & Racial Justice Activist 
Executive Director, Arab American Association of New York

Dr. Altaf Husain
Assistant Professor, Howard University 
Vice President, Islamic Society of North America

Adult Tickets
$50 Per Person I $500 Per Table

$20 Per Child (Ages 2 to 8. Provided by The Ramadan Playgroup)
Executive Committee

Spojmie Nasiri, Esq.

Maleeha Haq, Esq.
Vice President

Ahmed Shah

Aliah Abdo, Esq.

Afshan Keval

Ihab Badr

Musaab Attaras

Patricio Pace

Rami Elkinawy

Safaa Ibrahim


Zahra Billoo, Esq.
Executive Director

Amina Abid
Operations Manager

Brice Hamack, Esq.
Northern California Civil Rights Coordinator

Fatima Iqbal, Esq.
Civil Rights Attorney

Lucy Porras
Programs & Development Coordinator

Sameena Usman
Government Relations Coordinator