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  • 15 Apr 2021

    McCollum introduces legislation to protect Palestinian children

    McCollum introduces legislation to protect Palestinian children Congresswoman Betty McCollum of Minnesota introduces Historic Legislation: Defending the Human Rights of Palestinian Children and Families Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), released the following statement today after introducing the Defending the Human Rights of Palestinian ...

  • 13 Apr 2021

    Pomegranate Explores Young Woman’s Mesmerizing Journey Toward Self-Empowerment

    Pomegranate Explores Young Woman’s Mesmerizing Journey Toward Self-Empowerment Ancestral norms clash with the freedoms of a new generation in the powerful new book Pomegranate, from award-winning author Weam Namou. Pomegranate shares the story of Niran, a Muslim woman coming of age in Detroit after emigrating from Iraq. Moving from war-torn Iraq to the U.S. was...

  • 12 Apr 2021

    American Muslims for Palestine organizes boycott of Israeli Dates

    American Muslims for Palestine organizes boycott of Israeli Dates As the holy month of Ramadan nears, American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) relaunched a national boycott of Israeli dates sold in US markets. AMP calls on all Americans and American Muslims to boycott date brands known explicitly to operate in illegal Israeli settlements and to exploit...

  • 08 Apr 2021

    AHRC & ACJ hold Zoom meeting on discrimination against Asian Americans 

    AHRC & ACJ hold Zoom meeting on discrimination against Asian Americans  The American Human Rights Council (AHRC) and the American Citizens for Justice (ACJ) hold a Joint Law Enforcement- Community Zoom Meeting Addressing the Rise of Hate and the Targeting of Asian Americans The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) and the American Citizens for Justice...

  • 01 Apr 2021

    Chicagoland Arab Americans commemorate Land Day April 2

    Chicagoland Arab Americans commemorate Land Day April 2 Leaders of Chicagoland’s Arab American community will gather on Friday April 2, 2021 beginning at 6 PM to celebrate Land Day, the day in 1976 in which Israel’s police and soldiers shot and killed Israeli citizens who were protesting against the confiscation of Arab-owned lands inside Israel....

  • 25 Mar 2021

    Arab American Democratic Club hosts candidate leadership forum

    Arab American Democratic Club hosts candidate leadership forum The Arab American Democratic Club hosted its 2021 Candidate and Leadership Forum on Thursday March 25 featuring a long slate of candidates for local elective office and elected government officials and speakers. The event was held to commemorate April Arab American Heritage Month and to encourage Arab...

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    A Free Virtual Reading of Mosque4Mosque by Omer Abbas Salem A Deeply Moving and Relatable Story about a “Normal” Muslim American Family Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s new play development initiative, SCOUT is pleased to present A Virtual Reading of Mosque4Mosque by Omer Abbas Salem on Sunday, March 28th at 2pm CST. The free reading follows a...

  • Rasoul Hires Campaigns Director for Impact Center PAC To Support Democratic House Races Rasoul started the Impact Center PAC in 2016 and has provided free training to over 2,000 activists and candidates Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-11) announced Monday that his campaign for Lieutenant Governor has hired a Campaigns Director for his Impact Center PAC to...

  • US Arab Radio expands to include evening broadcasts The US Arab Radio Network, the only weekly live radio talk show program in America that features a wide range of Arab American and Muslim hosts, announced this week it expanded its broadcast programming to include morning and evening shows. Currently the US Arab Radio Network broadcasts...

  • Arab Calligraphy graphic courtesy of the Arab News Newspaper

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  • Imad Hamad, Executive Director of the American Human Rights Council

    AHRC Observes Human Rights Day The American Human Rights Council (AHRC) joins the United Nations, countries around the world, and fellow human rights organizations in observing Human Rights Day that falls annually on December 10. In 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). In 1950, the United Nations...

  • International Day for the Abolition of Slavery recognition by AHRC. Image provided by AHRC

    AHRC Observes the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) joins the United Nations and the rest of the world community in observing the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. The day is observed annually on December 2.   This day was established by the United Nations to...

  • Khaled Salem, a candidate challenging anti-Arab racist U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer in the 2022 elections. Photo courtesy of Khaled Salem

    Arab American challenges racist anti-Arab Chuck Schumer in 2022 election Khaled Salem announced he is running against U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, who has been repeatedly denounced as a racist anti-Arab incumbent, in the upcoming 2022 election. Salem also demanded on Monday that foreign governments release all American detainees who are being held in their prisons...

  • AHRC Executive Director Imad Hamad. Photo courtesy of the AHRC

    AHRC Elections Advisory from Imad Hamad This year’s electoral turnout has exceeded expectations. Millions have already voted and millions are still expected to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 3rd.   While there have been long lines and some problems with mailed in ballots, overall, the process has run remarkably well for a Covid-19 world. AHRC salutes...

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