Best Attended ADC Convention Since 2002 Featured Today on Al-Jazeera, National and International Media

Washington, DC | June 16, 2009 | | The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee‘s (ADC) Annual National Convention was a stunning success and was covered by a number of prominent national and international media outlets. The ADC Convention, headlined by keynote speeches from former President Bill Clinton and DHS Deputy Secretary Jane Holl Lute with strong Congressional representation, was the best attended event since 2002.
Today, the ADC Convention will be featured on the Al-Jazeera Arabic Language Network during its show “Min [From] Washington.” The show will feature a number of participants that spoke at the ADC Convention and highlights important domestic and foreign policy issues addressed throughout the largest gathering of Arab-Americans in Washington, DC.
Guests on today‘s show are Assistant FBI Director John Miller, ACLU Policy Counsel Michael German, Professor John Mearsheimer and Professor Saad Eddin Ibrahim. ADC will be represented live on the program by National Board Chairman Dr. Safa Rifka.
The program is scheduled to air at 3:05 pm EDT (10:05pm in most of the Middle East) and can be viewed live at this link:
As with all television programming times are subject to change.
The ADC Convention was also covered by CNN, Fox News, Al-Jazeera English and Arabic Networks, Al-Arabiya, the Associated Press, United Press International, Detroit News, Asharq Al-Awsat, Alkhaleej, and others. A Selection of stories covering the convention are linked below.
The Associated Press: Bill Clinton: United States growing more diverse
UPI: Clinton says world must embrace diversity
CNN: Bill Clinton: Global cooperation needed for mankind’s survival
Asharq Al-Awsat (Arabic): US DHS Deputy Secretary to Arab Americans- This is your nation and your security and its time to open a new page
Michiganians among Arab Americans gathering in Washington
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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