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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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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
12
Fri
ADC Regional conference in Anaheim, Oct. 12 – 14 @ Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort
Oct 12 – Oct 14 all-day
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ADC Regional conference in Anaheim, Oct. 12 – 14

Join us October 12-14 in Anaheim, California as hundreds of active Arab Americans (just like you) will come network and learn about the issues affecting our community.

This year’s theme, “Activate. Empower. Build.” will focus on the need for the Arab-American community to unite in times of hardship. We will explore how to combat the hateful rhetoric currently used against us and other minority communities across the United States. Our Convention will be centered on providing attendees with the knowledge and tools to get to the core of these issues, and implement change locally and nationally.

Our panels feature journalists, activists, writers, and thinkers. Panelists will lead workshops and seminars sharing their respective expertise.

ADC Anaheim Conference 2018

ADC Anaheim Conference 2018

The early bird registration discounts for the 2018 ADC Convention expire on October 2, 2018.

ADC has secured a block of hotel rooms at the Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort for the 2018 ADC Convention at a Special Hotel Room rate of $149/night!

Reserve Your Rooms Now and Save!


Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort

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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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Dec
21
Fri
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 albirehsociety@gmail.com

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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