Posts Tagged “Arab American Institute”

Arab Americans host online rally for Democratic candidates Sunday Oct. 25, 2020

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Arab Americans host online rally for Democratic candidates Sunday Oct. 25, 2020

Arab Americans host online rally for Democratic candidates Sunday Oct. 25, 2020 Arab American Democrats will fete Democratic candidates running in the Nov. 3, 2020 General election at an online Zoom Conference that will be held Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 beginning at 11 AM. The conference includes elected officials, government officials of all parties, local…

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Eileen Zogby, wife of AAI founder Jim Zogby, passes

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Eileen Zogby, wife of AAI founder Jim Zogby, passes

Eileen Zogby, wife of AAI founder Jim Zogby, passes Eileen Zogby, an activist and the wife of Arab American Institute founder James Zogby, died this week. Mrsl Zogby was involved with the AAI, and also with the Palestine Human Rights Campaign along with Save Lebanon. Arab Americans around the country are offering their condolences on…

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Tunisian delegation visits US hosted by AAI

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Tunisian delegation visits US hosted by AAI

Tunisian delegation visits US hosted by AAI TUNISIAN DELEGATION VISITS THE UNITED STATES AS PART OF THE INAUGURAL COHORT OF THE U.S.-MENA EXPERIENTIAL PARTNERSHIP The Arab American Institute Foundation (AAIF) welcomed the inaugural cohort of the U.S. – MENA Experiential Partnership in Washington, D.C. in September. The Partnership is a pioneering initiative spearheaded by the…

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Man who threatened AAI President Zogby convicted of hate crimes

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Man who threatened AAI President Zogby convicted of hate crimes

Man who threatened AAI President Zogby convicted of hate crimes Defendant Convicted for Targeting of AAI President James Zogby and AAI Staff in Federal Hate Crime Trial. William Patrick Syring was convicted following a Federal Trial on 14 counts including seven Federal Hate Crime charges From May 3 to May 7, 2019, current and former employees…

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Shalala and other Congress members introduce Arab Heritage Month bill

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Shalala and other Congress members introduce Arab Heritage Month bill

Shalala and other Congress members introduce Arab Heritage Month bill The Arab American Institute congratulated Congresswoman Donna Shalala and other members of Congress for introducing legislation to recognize April as Arab American Heritage month. Resolutions have been approved in two dozens states including a law passed in Illinois to recognize April as Arab American Heritage…

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Danny Glover will present AAI Lifetime Achievement Award

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Danny Glover will present AAI Lifetime Achievement Award

Danny Glover will present AAI Lifetime Achievement Award Famed actor, producer, humanitarian and lifelong activist Danny Glover will present the Award for Lifetime Achievement to former Mayor Gus Newport at the Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards Gala on May 2, 2019. Mr. Glover graced the silver screen in classic films including “Places in the Heart,” “The Color…

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Hate Crimes Continue to Surge in America

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Hate Crimes Continue to Surge in America

Hate Crimes Continue to Surge in America Underreporting Remains Significant Problem in FBI’s Annual Statistics The Arab American Institute expressed concern and disappointment with the release of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) 2017 hate crime statistics. As expected, hate crime surged yet again in 2017. However, the data contained some glaring omissions, including three…

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New law requires airlines to provide non-discrimination training

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New law requires airlines to provide non-discrimination training

New law requires airlines to provide non-discrimination training The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2018 was signed into law on Friday, October 5, 2018. The bill includes section 407, titled “Training policies regarding racial, ethnic, and religious nondiscrimination,” which outlines requirements for improving air carriers’ nondiscrimination policies and practices. The Arab American Institute (AAI), which…

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US Embassy setback for peace Jewish, Arab peace groups argue

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US Embassy setback for peace Jewish, Arab peace groups argue

US Embassy setback for peace Jewish, Arab peace groups argue Shalom Achshav and APN: New US Embassy in Jerusalem is a Setback for Peace. And, Arab American Institute Omar Baddar analyzes move Washington, DC – Israel’s pre-eminent peace movement Shalom Achshav (Peace Now) and its American sister-organization Americans for Peace Now are alarmed by the negative…

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AAI’s Gibran Gala honors champions of humanity

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AAI’s Gibran Gala honors champions of humanity

AAI’s Gibran Gala honors champions of humanity The Arab American Institute hosted the 20th annual Khalil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards Gala April 26, 2018 which recognizes organizations, leaders and activists from around the world for their service to humanity. This year’s honorees include: World renowned Chef José Andrés who founded World Central Kitchen;  the American Civil…

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Man indicted for threatening Arabs in Washington D.C.

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Man indicted for threatening Arabs in Washington D.C.

Man indicted for threatening Arabs in Washington D.C. AAI Welcomes DOJ Indictment for Hate Crime Against Man Who Repeatedly Threatened Organization On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Justice charged a Virginia man with four counts of threatening Arab American Institute (AAI) staff because of their Arab ancestry and three counts of threatening AAI employees for their advocacy…

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American Civil Liberties Union to receive top national Arab American award

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American Civil Liberties Union to receive top national Arab American award

American Civil Liberties Union to receive top national Arab American award The Arab American Institute will host the Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards Gala on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at the J.W. Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave, NW | Washington, D.C. 5:30 Reception | 6:30 Gala Black Tie 2018 Awardees The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)…

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