ADC announces a panel discussion entitled, “The Impact of the Ferguson Movement on Arab-Americans and the State of Civil Rights”

JUNE 11-14, 2015

The Impact of the Ferguson Movement on Arab-Americans and the State of Civil Rights

Washington, DC | | May 15, 2015 – The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) announces a Civil Rights panel discussion entitled,  “The Impact of the Ferguson Movement on Arab-Americans and the State of Civil Rights.”

The panel discussion will be held on Friday, June 12, 2015 following the Civil Rights Luncheon as part of the 35th Anniversary ADC National Convention in Washington, DC. The panel will be moderated by ADC Legal & Policy Director, Abed Ayoub, Esq. 


Hilary Shelton

Director, NAACP Washington Bureau 

A former recipient of ADC’s annual “Excellence in Advocacy Award,” Hilary O. Shelton presently serves as the Director to the NAACP’s Washington Bureau / Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Policy.

Hilary’s government affairs portfolio includes crucial issues such as affirmative action, equal employment protection, access to quality education, stopping gun violence, ending racial profiling, abolition of the death penalty, access to comprehensive healthcare, voting rights protection, federal sentencing reform and a host of civil rights enforcement, expansion and protection issues.

Read Hilary Shelton’s full bio here.

Mustafa Abdullah

Program Associate, ACLU of Missouri 

Recipient of the 2015 ADC “Excellence in Advocacy Award,” Mustafa Abdullah currently works a Program Associate in the St. Louis Office of the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri (ACLU-MO).  

Mustafa has demonstrated a strong commitment to civil engagement through advocacy, interfaith work, and community organizing. As a co-founder of Muslims for Ferguson, Mustafa organized the Muslim and Arab-American community to act in solidarity with the the African-American community in Ferguson. 

Read Mustafa Abdullah’s full bio here.

Sakira Cook, Esq.

Counsel, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Sakira Cook, Esq. is a Counsel in the public policy department of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a civil and human rights coalition of more than 200 national organizations, including ADC.  

In her position as Counsel, Ms. Cook facilitates the development of a federal policy agenda for a broad coalition of civil and human rights groups and monitors and analyzes current federal civil rights issues and legislation in several areas, including criminal justice reform and judicial nominations. 

Read Sakira Cook’s full bio here.

Abed Ayoub, Esq.

Legal & Policy Director, ADC      

ADC Legal & Policy Director Abed Ayoub will serve as the panel moderator.   

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