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60th Annual Ramallah Convention July 4 – 7, 2018 @ Ramallah, Palestine
Jul 4 – Jul 7 all-day
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60th Annual Ramallah Convention July 4 – 7, 2018

The American Federation of Ramallah, Palestine will host its 60th Annual convention July 4 thru 7, 2018 in Ramallah, occupied Palestine.

The convention will bring more than 1,000  Christian Palestinians to the Holy Land and to the village that was originally founded in the 16th Century by five brothers. Many of the attendees are descendants of those five brothers and families that fled the violence following Israel’s creation in 1948 and Israel’s military occupation of the West Bank in 1967.

You can get more information on the convention by clicking here.

View of a Palestinian Arab community in the Israeli occupied West Bank. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

View of a Palestinian Arab community in the Israeli occupied West Bank. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania

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Lindblom Chicago students to attend 37th International Student Congress in Amman @ Amman Jordan
Jul 10 @ 2:33 pm – Jul 16 @ 3:33 pm
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Lindblom Chicago students to attend 37th International Student Congress in Amman

The 37th International Arab Youth Congress which will be held under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein in Amman, Jordan from 10 – 16  July 2018, in partnership with the Ministry of Education and UNICEF.

The congress is a thematic event that gathers 4 youth, age 14 – 16, from different countries around the world for a week of learning and cultural interaction.

The program is designed to tackle global issues that impact the quality of life of youth through conducting creative workshops in drama, music, songs, Dance, poetry and visual arts.

Chicago Mayor congratulates student participants in Qatar Debate World Championships. Photo courtesy the Office of the Mayor of Chicago

The theme of this year’s congress is “Youth Participation in Gender Equality for Sustainable Development”.

The participants will examine the challenges and obstacles that hinder gender equality and youth participation in their respective countries and proposed solutions. They will also share related success stories and policies.

Topics related to the theme include:

Ø  Stereotype and Misconceptions about Gender Roles in Society

Ø  Equal Opportunities in Education and Work

Ø  Gender Based Violence

Ø  Social Cohesion and Social Justice

IAYC will also include informative sessions on: Artificial intelligence, Cyber Bullying and Media literacy.

The conference is co-sponsored by the National Center for Culture & Arts (NCCA), Royal Jordanian Airlines, the Government of Jordan, and UNICEF.

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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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Al-Bireh Society Convention Orlando, Florida @ Omni Hotel
Dec 21 @ 9:00 am – Dec 23 @ 11:00 am
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Al-Bireh Society Convention Orlando, Florida

The Al Bireh Society will host it’s annual convention in Orlando, Florida at the Omni Hotel Dec. 21 through 23, 2018.

Visit the Al Bireh Society Facebook Page by clicking here

Visit the Al Bireh Society website by clicking here.

For more information, contact: Al Bireh Society, Inc., 1806 N. FRANKLIN STREET TAMPA, FL 33602, or email

Al Bireh Society

The Al Bireh Society is a non-profit charitable educational American Palestinian organization whose proud members derive their ancestry from the original family from the city of Al bBireh, Palestine.

Our objective is to serve our membership and the Palestinian, Arab, non-Arab, and charitable communities in the United States and abroad.

Our mission is to perpetuate the Al Bireh family by means of providing educational, humanitarian, financial, charitable and cultural programs as well as social interaction, and to enhance and promote the interaction of its members to the Arabic culture and to promote our culture and heritage to those outside our community, to the American public at large, and to the descendants of Al Bireh living throughout the world. Our mission is to be accomplished as provided for within the By-Laws.

The Al Bireh Society has two major chapters, one in Washington D.C., and the other in Orlando, Florida.

Al Bireh is a Palestinian village located near Ramallah, Palestine.

Past conventions:

DC ChapterThe Washington DC Chapter of the Al Bireh Society. We have a strong group including members who hosted the 2013 Al Bireh Convention. Located in the nations capital, we are always happy to welcome new members!
Florida ChapterThe Florida chapter members hosted the 2014 Al Bireh Convention, and are always excited to meet new members.


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