ADC National Convention Premier Arab-American Policy Event of the Year


Washington, DC | June 10, 2009 | | The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), the largest Arab-American Civil and Human Rights advocacy organization in the Nation, holds its annual national convention this weekend from June 12-14, 2009.
Confirmed featured speakers include Former President Bill Clinton, Department of Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Jane Holl Lute, Assistant FBI Director John Miller, Dean of the White House Press Corps Helen Thomas, Judiciary Committee Chairman Congressman John Conyers (D-MI) and a number of other members of Congress including Congressman John Dingell (D-MI), Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN), Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA), Congresswoman Donna Edwards (D-MD), Congressman Gerald Connolly (D-VA), and Congressman Brian Baird (D-WA).
Other participants include academics and policy experts on various issues ranging from foreign affairs priorities including the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, the war in Iraq and national security, as well as domestic issues, the economy, civil liberties after 9/11, and culture. Click here for the full ADC Convention Agenda:
The ADC Convention routinely draws over 1,500 participants from all backgrounds and parts of the country concerned with issues of importance to Arab-Americans. This year’s convention is taking place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Capitol Hill located at 400 New Jersey Ave, NW in Washington, DC.
PLEASE NOTE: The Friday Embassy Dinner and Saturday Civil Rights Luncheon and Saturday Night Banquet are packed to capacity. We still have few seats remaining for the Palestine Sunday Lunch. Also, you can buy tickets for individual panels on site as space permits.
Due to Secret Service requirements, participants will have to be seated immediately at the Banquet so doors can be secured. Those arriving late will not be permitted entry. PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY TO AVOID THE RUSH BEFORE THE BANQUET.
NOTE TO EDITORS: The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), which is non sectarian and non partisan, is the largest Arab-American civil rights organization in the United States. It was founded in 1980, by former Senator James Abourezk to protect the civil rights of people of Arab descent in the United States and to promote the cultural heritage of the Arabs. ADC has 38 chapters nationwide, including chapters in every major city in the country, and members in all 50 states.
The ADC Research Institute (ADC-RI), which was founded in 1981, is a Section 501(c)(3) educational organization that sponsors a wide range of programs on behalf of Arab Americans and of importance to all Americans. ADC-RI programs include research studies, seminars, conferences and publications that document and analyze the discrimination faced by Arab Americans in the workplace, schools, media, and governmental agencies and institutions. ADC-RI also celebrates the rich cultural heritage of the Arabs.
Contact: Yousef Munayyer
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee |
1732 Wisconsin Ave., NW | Washington, DC | 20007
Tel: 202-244-2990 | Fax: 202-244-7968 | E-mail:

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