Washington, D.C. | adc.org | April 27, 2023 – As Arab American Heritage Month comes to a close, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is paying tribute to the life and legacy of Alex Odeh, a passionate advocate for Arab American rights and culture. Nearly 40 years have passed since Alex was taken from his family and community in a tragic bombing, his dedication and commitment to the cause continue to inspire ADC’s work today.
Despite the passage of time, the perpetrators of the attack that took Alex’s life have not been brought to justice. ADC believes that it is crucial to continue to seek justice for Alex and his family, and to hold accountable those who perpetrated this heinous crime. This pursuit of justice is not only a tribute to Alex’s memory, but it is also an essential step towards creating a more just and equitable society for all.
As we reflect on Arab American Heritage Month, it is essential to remember Alex Odeh’s legacy and the critical role he played in the movement for justice and equality. Alex was a true champion of Arab American rights, and his work was instrumental in bringing attention to the struggles and challenges faced by the community. He was a bridge-builder and a tireless advocate for cultural understanding, seeking to build bridges between Arab Americans and other communities across the United States.
ADC urges law enforcement agencies to intensify their efforts to bring the perpetrators of this heinous crime to justice. In doing so, we honor Alex’s memory, and we reaffirm our commitment to fighting for justice for all Americans.