ADC Congratulates Nawar Shora and Thanks Him For Dedicated Service

ADC Congratulates Nawar Shora and Thanks Him for Dedicated Service

Washington, DC/ March 24, 2010/  The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) congratulates Mr. Nawar Shora on his new non-political civil service position as a Senior Policy Adviser with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Office of Civil Rights and Liberties.  ADC also thanks Nawar for his nine years of dedicated service to ADC and the entire civil and human rights community for his untiring and effective advocacy.
Nawar joined ADC as a Legal Adviser in the wake of the 9/11 tragedy and became ADC’s Legal Director in 2008.  In his capacity as the Legal Adviser, Nawar appeared on two Federal government training videos – one with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL); and the other with the Department of Justice (DOJ), Community Relations Service (CRS).  The videos remain an important part of training as is his book, The Arab-American Handbook.  Nawar also contributed to other governmental agencies and private sector entities, including interfaith groups and academia, to foster greater communication and understanding.  For his many efforts, Nawar was recognized by being awarded numerous honors, including the recent FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award.  On February 19, 2010, the Washington Post featured Nawar in a story about his work, award, and impending new position.
President Sara Najjar-Wilson said:  “We are very proud of Nawar and his many achievements, and our loss is TSA’s gain.  We know, however, that Nawar’s insight and experience will be of tremendous help to TSA in meeting its many challenges and fulfilling, in the American way, its mission.   Our Country and all of us are better served when competent and dedicated people like Nawar enter public service.   We also know that Nawar will continue to be a big part of our ADC family, and we wish him all the best.”    
Mr. Nawar Shora said:  “This is truly a bittersweet moment for me, as I will miss my colleagues and friends throughout the ADC and civil and human rights community.  I am, however, looking forward to my new role with TSA and to my continuing to effectively contribute toward the greater good in our Country.  Such an opportunity is precisely what makes our Nation and our society so remarkable – we are predominately a nation of immigrants; yet, we know that with dedication, hard work, and positive outlook anything can be accomplished despite the sometimes hateful and bigoted attitudes encountered in society.  I am hopeful of the future and looking forward to my new opportunity.”

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