Time and location: Saturday, June 24, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., St. Charles Ballroom, Hilton Riverside, 2 Poydras Street, New Orleans, La.

It is with great pleasure that UUSC will award Linda Sarsour with our 2017 Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Leadership Award, in recognition of her leadership on human rights. RSVP below to join us for an evening of food, music, conversation, and inspiration. This event is open to all.

Linda Sarsour, a Palestinian-Muslim-American, is an award winning racial justice and civil rights activist, social media maverick, “every Islamophobe's worst nightmare,” and mother of three. She was one of the national co-chairs of the Women’s March on Washington and is the co-founder of the first Muslim online organizing platform, MPower Change. Sarsour is most known for her intersectional organizing work bridging communities and issues to build powerful movements, winning numerous awards including Champion of Change from the Obama Administration and the inaugural American Muslim of the Year from the Council on American Islamic Relations, amongst others. 


Please note that while your RSVP helps us to be prepared, it does not actually reserve a seat. There is often a crowd already gathered when the doors open, so as always, we recommend arriving early to get the best seating. There will be accessible seating and companions clearly marked at the front of the room and along the aisles. We will have sandwiches and beverages available on a first-come-first-serve basis. The attire for the Gala is informal and casual.

If you have any questions, please contact brose@uusc.org.