Embassy of Bahrain to Host ADC Convention Reception

Washington, DC | March 17, 2009 | www.adc.org | The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is pleased to announce that Ambassador Houda Ezra Ebrahim Nonoo and the Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain will be hosting a dinner reception to kick off the ADC National Convention this year.
The reception will take place on Friday, June 12 from 6-9pm at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain located at 3502 International Drive in Washington, DC and is open only to those who have purchased full ADC Convention registration packages. Bus transportation from and to the Convention hotel will be provided. Events at embassies always sell-out fast, so take advantage of the early-bird price of $199 for a complete package and register today < www.adc.org/convention > to reserve your spot at what will be an exciting event.
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The ADC National Convention will take place in Washington, DC from June 12-14, and the theme for this year’s Convention is “From the Grassroots to the Nation‘s Capital: Change for Our Future” which reflects the continued mobilization and empowerment of the community. At the Convention there will be informative panel discussions, workshops, and speeches on civil rights, domestic and foreign policy issues, as well as other workshops which will supply the attendees with the essential tools needed to impact public policy.

This is the perfect opportunity for many to reach out to what is the largest annual gathering of Arab Americans and supporters in our nation‘s capital. Sponsorship, advertising, and exhibitor opportunities are available on a first-come first-serve basis. Advertising rates for the Convention program book start as low as $150. Reserve your ad or greeting in the Convention book today, the deadline for advertising is May 23, 2009. Call ADC to learn more about sponsorship and underwriting opportunities or see www.adc.org/convention
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: AMBASSADOR HOUDA EZRA IBRAHIM NONOO OF BAHRAIN: http://www.bahrainembassy.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=section.home&id=7
On July 3, 2008, Ms. Houda Ezra Ebrahim Nonoo was appointed Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United States by His Majesty the King of Bahrain, Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa. On July 25, 2008, Ambassador Nonoo presented her credentials to The Honorable John D. Negroponte, United States Deputy Secretary of State. On July 28, 2008, Ambassador Nonoo presented her credentials to The Honorable George W. Bush, President of the United States.
Born in Bahrain on September 7, 1964, Ambassador Nonoo received her MBA in Business Administration from the International University of Europe in Watford, UK, in addition to a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting from the City of London University.
Her career has included positions as the Financial Director of both Gourmet and Jetflair International in the United Kingdom. Since 1993 she has served as the Managing Director of Gulf Computer Services in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
In 2006, Ambassador Nonoo was appointed by His Majesty the King, Shaikh Hamad Bin Salman Al Khalifa to the Shura Council; serving on the Committee for Finance and Economic Affairs. Ambassador Nonoo is one of the founding members of Bahrain Human Rights Watch Society (BHRWS) established in November, 2004 and elected General Secretary in September, 2005. On October 10th 2008 Ambassador Nonoo was officially welcomed as an honorary member of the Board of Directors of the U.S.-Bahrain Business Council.
With her involvement in the organizations of various campaigns, Ambassador Nonoo has worked to improve working conditions in factories, raise awareness of the rights of women and children, campaigned for family and domestic law, and raised awareness of the plight of domestic workers.
Ambassador Nonoo is married and has two teenage sons.

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