Invite: ADC-WEF International Women’s Day Celebration 2014

Register Now: International Women’s Day Celebration 


The creation of the WEF is consistent with ADC’s values as an inclusive, non-partisan, non-sectarian organization, upholding civil rights as guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States. It is a new undertaking, which complements work previously done by ADC. In context of ADC’s current restructuring, it is designed to strengthen the gender empowerment movement, in order to mainstream it across ADC and the community it serves. In addition to celebrating International Women’s Day.

International Women’s Day Celebration 

The Ritz Carlton Hotel 
1150 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037

Date:   March 18, 2014
Time:  10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Sponsorship opportunities are available at different levels and include one full table, mention in the Program and recognition during the event:

Silver Level: $1,500

Gold Level: $5,000

Platinum Level: $10,000

For more information about sponsorship or registration please email

Dear Supporter,

On behalf of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), I would like to personally invite you to our upcoming event, celebrating the 2014 International Women’s Day. The event is hosted by the new ADC Women’s Empowerment Forum (ADC-WEF). The event will be hosted on March 18th at the Downtown Ritz Carlton from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

The Women’s Empowerment Forum (WEF) is a platform set up by the ADC to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women.

The program for this year is as follows:

10:00 AM – Registration 

10:30 AM – Panel Discussion: Women in the Media

  • Michelle Upton, Managing Editor of Al-Monitor
  • Reema Abu Hamdieh, Correspondent for RT’s Arabic Channel
  • Rosalind Jordan, State and Defense Correspondent for Al-Jazeera English Television

11:45 AM Coffee Break 

12:00 PM ADC-WEF Luncheon & Awards Ceremony

  • U.S. Ambassador Marcelle Wahba, Der Mar International, LLC.
  • Dr. Mary Sidawy, Professor of Pathology and Director of Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University 
  • Dr. Mervat Tallawy, Career diplomat and first woman Ambassador from the Diplomatic Corps in Egypt
  • Barbara Harrison, Anchor at NBC Channel 4

Keynote address to be delivered by Awardee Barbara Harrison.

We hope you can join us on March 18th to celebrate the International Women Day. You may register online by clicking here. Discounted student rates are available, please email for more information. We look forward to your participation. 


Samer E. Khalaf, Esq.
ADC National President

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