About the ADC

ADC supports the human and civil rights of all people and opposes racism and bigotry in any form.

ADC is a civil rights organization committed to defending the rights of people of Arab descent and promoting their rich cultural heritage. ADC was founded by former U.S. Senator James Abourezk in 1980. Today, ADC is the largest Arab American grassroots organization in the U.S.

ADC’s Objectives:

  • Defend and promote human rights, civil rights, and liberties of Arab Americans and other persons of Arab heritage.
  • Combat stereotypes and discrimination against and affecting the Arab-American community in the United States.
  • Serve as a public voice for the Arab American community in the United States on domestic and foreign policy issues.
  • Educate the American public in order to promote greater understanding of Arab history and culture.
  • Advance the cause for transnational social justice with communities of color and oppressed peoples domestically and internationally.

Who Can Join ADC?

ADC welcomes the participation and support of people of all ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds with the following goals in mind:


The civil rights and liberties of Arab Americans


Mutual understanding among cultures


Arab American cultural heritage and history

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