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Aug
29
Wed
Friends of DC Film Series on Gaza Aug. 29 @ FCNL/Quaker Welcome Center
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friends of DC Film Series on Gaza Aug. 29 @ FCNL/Quaker Welcome Center
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Friends of DC Film Series on Gaza Aug. 29

The Friends of DC will feature an ongoing series of films addressing the Israeli occupation of Palestine, the longest military occupation in modern history.

The “Friends-DC” Film Series looks to raise awareness of the longest military occupation in modern history and its effect on the lives of the people living in the Holy Land — modern day Israel and Palestine — through film and discussion.  This series also hopes to examine US policies in the region and to focus on upcoming legislation that will have a direct impact on the future of both Israelis and Palestinians.
More details on the films can be found at www.voicesfromtheholyland.org and Facebook.com/voicesholyland.  More information on the work of the Friends Committee on National Legislation can be found at www.fcnl.org/action/quaker-welcome-center and at Facebook.com/quakerlobby.
The featured film is “Gaza in Context, and Gaza: A Gaping Wound, August 29, 2018 at 6 pm at the FCNL/Quaker Welcome Center, 245 Second Street, NE, Washington D.C.
Films are also scheduled for Sept. 28, 2018 at 6:30 pm, Disturbing the Peace, at the William Penn House, and on Oct. 21, 2018 at 12:30 pm, “Life in Occupied Palestine” at the Friends Meeting of DC.
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Sep
1
Sat
NAAMA Michigan Convention in Detroit, Sept. 1 – 3, 2018 @ Westin Book Cadillac
Sep 1 – Sep 3 all-day
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NAAMA Michigan Convention in Detroit, Sept. 1 – 3, 2018

The NAAMA (National Arab American Medical Association) 40th Annual convention will be held at the Westin Book Cadillac, 1114 Washington Boulevard. Detroit, MI 48226, United States Phone: (1)(313) 442-1600

The focus is “driving meaningful change n Arabic-American healthcare providers.”

The convention will include panel discussions, topics, entertainment and luncheon and dinner gatherings.

For more information visit this link:

NAAMA NATIONAL CONVENTION – DETROIT, MI SEPTEMBER 1-3, 2018

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Sep
8
Sat
Annual Taybeh, Palestine OktoberFest Sept. 8 – 9, 2018 @ Taybeh Brewing Company
Sep 8 – Sep 9 all-day
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Annual Taybeh, Palestine OktoberFest Sept. 8 – 9, 2018

The Taybeh Brewing Company has been welcoming people from all corners of the world to celebrate Oktoberfest every year since 2005 whenDavid Khoury become the first democratically elected Mayor of Taybeh. The Taybeh Oktoberfest is a dream come true for Nadim Khoury, master brewer, who inspired the Taybeh Municipality and all local civic organizations to collaborate in boosting the collapsed local economy and placing Taybeh on the international map.

This unique event has been called the highlight of Palestine reaching over sixteen thousand visitors annually.

Mafar Band performs in Taybeh Palestine at Taybeh OctoberFest

Mafar Band performs in Taybeh Palestine at Taybeh OctoberFest 2016

The exquisite hills and valleys of the village offer the perfect escape from any busy schedule for all international and local people who come to support local products and boost the economy while celebrating the deep cultural heritage offered by one of the most ancient spots in Palestine also known by its Biblical name, Ephraim.

The two-day celebration usually happens on the first Saturday and Sunday of October (excluding religious holidays) and gives venue to local music groups to celebrate their talent and skills in promoting a different face of Palestine. Artists from Brazil, Germany, Greece, Spain, England, Sri Lanka, and Japan have performed in the last eight years in Taybeh.

Visit the Taybeh OktoberFest Facebook Page for updates on this year’s events by clicking here.

Taybeh Brewing Company
Taybeh, Ramallah District
West Bank, Palestine
Tel/Fax +972-2-289 8868
Email. taybeh@palnet.com
URL: http://www.taybehbeer.net
www.taybehbeer.com

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Sep
28
Fri
ADC 38th National Convention, Washington D.C. @ Washington Marriott Wardman Park
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am – Sep 30 @ 10:00 pm
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ADC 38th National Convention Sept. 28 – 30

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) would like to announce that our 38th National Convention will take place in Washington, D.C. the last weekend of September 2018!

We are excited to invite you to join us this year from Friday, September 28 – Sunday, September 30, 2018 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C. Save the dates–we hope you will be able to join us!

As always, we look forward to coming together as a community to discuss the urgent issues affecting Arab-Americans across the country. There is no better time and place to join the efforts in fostering equality, protecting Arab-American civil rights and promoting intercultural dialogue than at the 38th annual ADC National Convention.

ADC Convention photo

ADC Convention photo

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ANERA 50th Anniversary Dinner Washington DC Sept. 28 @ Ritz Carlton Hotel
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – 10:45 pm
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ANERA 50th Anniversary Dinner Washington DC Sept. 28

ANERA, the American Near East Refugee Aid organization which provides funding to support refugees in Palestine and Lebanon, will host its 50th Annual Anniversary Dinner on Friday Sept. 28, 2018 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Washington D.C.

For 50 years, Anera has helped refugees and others hurt by conflicts in the Middle East live with dignity and purpose.

Lebanese farmer stands with potato crop using funds and support from ANERA

Lebanese farmer stands with potato crop using funds and support from ANERA

Anera, which has no political or religious affiliation, works on the ground with partners in the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon and Syria. We mobilize resources for immediate emergency relief and for sustainable, long-term health, education, and economic development. Our staff serve in their communities, navigating the politics that constrict progress to get help where it’s needed most.

That’s how Anera delivered more than $67 million in programs in 2017 alone, and it’s how we will keep building better lives until hope finds its way in the Middle East.

The Arab-Israeli War of 1967 left hundreds of thousands of Palestinians homeless and impoverished. As various international entities struggled to respond, a small group of concerned Americans began working to provide immediate assistance to the victims of the conflict.

The result was the creation of Anera (American Near East Refugee Aid). From these modest beginnings, Anera began decades of committed work responding to the critical needs of the Palestinian people and others caught in regional conflicts.

Come mingle with old and new friends. This fun and inspiring evening will take you on a journey through five decades of Anera’s work in Palestine and Lebanon. Together, we’ll also lay the foundation for delivering future impactful programs, building better lives so hope finds its way.

Click here to view a history of ANERA in photographs and editorial.

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Friends of DC Film Series on Gaza Sept. 28 @ William Penn House
Sep 28 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Friends of DC Film Series on Gaza Sept. 28 @ William Penn House
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Friends of DC Film Series on Gaza Sept. 28

The Friends of DC will feature an ongoing series of films addressing the Israeli occupation of Palestine, the longest military occupation in modern history.

The “Friends-DC” Film Series looks to raise awareness of the longest military occupation in modern history and its effect on the lives of the people living in the Holy Land — modern day Israel and Palestine — through film and discussion.  This series also hopes to examine US policies in the region and to focus on upcoming legislation that will have a direct impact on the future of both Israelis and Palestinians.
More details on the films can be found at www.voicesfromtheholyland.org and Facebook.com/voicesholyland.  More information on the work of the Friends Committee on National Legislation can be found at www.fcnl.org/action/quaker-welcome-center and at Facebook.com/quakerlobby.
The featured film is “Disturbing the Peace, at the William Penn House, Sept. 28, 2018 at 6:30 pm.
Films are also scheduled for Oct. 21, 2018 at 12:30 pm, “Life in Occupied Palestine” at the Friends Meeting of DC.
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Oct
5
Fri
AHRC’s  “Confronting human-made disasters and countering hate” Friday, October 5 @ Bint Jebail Cultural Center
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 11:30 pm
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AHRC’s  “Confronting human-made disasters and countering hate” Friday, October 5

On Friday October 2018 at 6 p.m., The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) is hosting a special community dinner reception and forum titled: “Confronting human-made disasters and Countering hate- The challenge of creating  a culture that counters terrorism and other forms of violence.” The Reception will be held at Bint Jebail Cultural Center located on Miller Road in Dearborn.
AHRC Reception and Forum is an annual event designed to highlight pressing challenges facing the nation and the world. Last year, AHRC’s Awareness Dinner Reception focused on the Refugees crisis as challenge facing America and the rest of the world.  This year’s reception will focus on the rapidly growing and ongoing challenge of acts of hate and violence including  mass-shootings at schools and other places making the challenge of mass violence a local, national and global concern.
Nationally and locally, interest in the issue of mass violence is sporadic, often a response to an act of mass violence. The interest ebbs and flows with the news cycle reporting of mass violence. We at AHRC believe that the nature of this challenge mandates a serious, deep, effective engagement and constructive dialogue with all stakeholders, including government stakeholders. Knowledge is a key tool in the effort of countering violence and this event provides the forum to hear from experts and stakeholders.
A child holds a placard during a protest by activists of the All India Anti-Terrorist Front against terrorist organisations responsible for series of bomb blasts in Bangalore and Ahmedabad, in New Delhi on July 27, 2008. The death toll from a string of coordinated bomb attacks in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad has risen to 45, the Press Trust of India news agency said. A series of at least 16 bombings hit the religiously tense city on July 26 evening, with two of the blasts targeting emergency hospitals trying to deal with the first victims. AFP PHOTO/Prakash SINGH (Photo credit should read PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images) Photo Courtesy of AHRC

A child holds a placard during a protest by activists of the All India Anti-Terrorist Front against terrorist organisations responsible for series of bomb blasts in Bangalore and Ahmedabad, in New Delhi on July 27, 2008. The death toll from a string of coordinated bomb attacks in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad has risen to 45, the Press Trust of India news agency said. A series of at least 16 bombings hit the religiously tense city on July 26 evening, with two of the blasts targeting emergency hospitals trying to deal with the first victims. AFP PHOTO/Prakash SINGH (Photo credit should read PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images) Photo Courtesy of AHRC

This exchange of knowledge, experience and insights is vital to help form a nuanced understanding that enables the development of a strategic plan of action and define an effective method of countering mass violence and the hate it is grounded in. The reception will serve as an occasion to highlight this challenge  from different perspectives as common threat and a common danger that require effective and ongoing engagement between people and government.
The reception’s program will include remarks by different invited guests and experts to address this challenge. AHRC-USA will release more information and details in the near future. AHRC will release more information and details in the near future.
Join and Support: 
AHRC welcomes all support, donation and sponsorship that will help us assure the success of this important forum for the future of our communities.
Become a proud sponsor of this important forum, $500.00 for a table of TEN guests and $50.00 is the individual ticket. Students and low income will be accommodated upon request. Media are welcome to attend, prior RSVP, required.  Please call 313-790-8453 or email: imad@ahrcusa.org for more information.
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Oct
21
Sun
Arab American Democratic Club hosts candidate brunch @ Nikos Banquet Hall
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Arab American Democratic Club hosts candidate brunch Oct. 21

The Arab American Democratic Club (AADC), the largest representative organization for Arab Americans in Illinois, announced plans to host its annual pre-election brunch for Democratic candidates on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at Niko’s Banquet Hall at 7600 S. Harlem Ave., Bridgeview, Illinois.

AADC Executive Director Samir Khalil said that the organization has a three-decade-long history of providing a platform for Democratic candidates to address members of the Arab American community in the Chicagoland region and in Illinois and to present their ideas and platforms to the public in anticipation of upcoming elections.

The candidates invited have all been elected in the March 20, 2018 Democratic Primary to represent the Democratic Party and will now run in the General Election in Illinois on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

Arab American Democratic Club President Samir Khalil. Khalil's Facebook Page.

Arab American Democratic Club President Samir Khalil. Khalil’s Facebook Page.

“I am proud of the hard work that all of the volunteers who work with the Arab American Democratic Club and I am also proud of all of the candidates who are running as Democrats in the November General Election,” said Khalil.

“The annual Candidate’s Brunch is one of the most highly attended events of the year and offers Arab Americans and members of the public an opportunity to meet and learn about the policies each of the Democratic candidates offer in the election.”

Khalil said that all of the Democratic candidates are and will be invited to attend the brunch, which usually attracts more than 500 attendees.

Arab American Institute President Jim Zogby addresses the Arab American Democratic Club brunch March 19, 2017. Photo courtesy of Steve Neuhaus

Arab American Institute President Jim Zogby addresses the Arab American Democratic Club brunch March 19, 2017. Photo courtesy of Steve Neuhaus

“It is one of the biggest and most attended events in the Arab American community in politics,” Khalil said.

For more information, visit the AADC website at:

www.AADCIL.com

The November 6, 2018 election will feature candidates running for federal, statewide and countywide offices including for Governor of Illinois, Congress and for the legislature, as well as for local countywide offices such as the county board, sheriff, treasurer and state’s attorney.

For details and information on all of the candidates running for office, visit Ballotpedia for extensive and accurate information by clicking here.

Illinois gubernatorial candidate Christopher Kennedy addresses the Arab American Democratic Club brunch March 19, 2017. Photo courtesy of Steve Neuhaus

Illinois gubernatorial candidate Christopher Kennedy addresses the Arab American Democratic Club brunch March 19, 2017. Photo courtesy of Steve Neuhaus

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Friends of DC Film Series on Gaza Oct. 21 @ Friends Meeting Place
Oct 21 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Friends of DC Film Series on Gaza Oct. 21 @ Friends Meeting Place
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Friends of DC Film Series on Gaza Oct. 21

The Friends of DC will feature an ongoing series of films addressing the Israeli occupation of Palestine, the longest military occupation in modern history.

The “Friends-DC” Film Series looks to raise awareness of the longest military occupation in modern history and its effect on the lives of the people living in the Holy Land — modern day Israel and Palestine — through film and discussion.  This series also hopes to examine US policies in the region and to focus on upcoming legislation that will have a direct impact on the future of both Israelis and Palestinians.
More details on the films can be found at www.voicesfromtheholyland.org and Facebook.com/voicesholyland.  More information on the work of the Friends Committee on National Legislation can be found at www.fcnl.org/action/quaker-welcome-center and at Facebook.com/quakerlobby.
The featured film is Oct. 21, 2018 at 12:30 pm, “Life in Occupied Palestine” at the Friends Meeting of DC.
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Dec
14
Fri
Muslim Journal’s A Time To Be Grateful weekend 2018 @ Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport
Dec 14 – Dec 16 all-day
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Muslim Journal’s A Time To Be Grateful weekend 2018

The Muslim Journal is hosting a weekend conference called “The Inheritors: Embracing our future” Dec. 14 through 16, 2018 at the Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport, 9100 Gulf Freeway, Houston,
TX 77017, hosted by Masjid Warithuddeen Mohammed.

 

Muslim Journal Conference Dec. 14-16, 2018

Muslim Journal Conference Dec. 14-16, 2018

  • HOTEL / EVENT LOCATION: RESERVE room at $110 (+tax) / night using “WDM” group code. Ends Nov 30th. Reservation line: 1(800) 228-9290 or (713) 743-7979
  • AIRPORT: William P Hobby Airport (HOU) is 2.1 miles and has free Hotel Shuttle on request
  • Visit MJ ATTBG FACEBOOK page for updates: www.facebook.com/attbg
  • Conference tickets and hotel at www.MuslimJournal.net/attbg
  • CONTACT Conference Coordinator Br. Elijah Salahuddin at 713-385-1215
  • SUPPORT the Muslim Journal at www.MuslimJournal.net
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