Washington, D.C. | www.adc.org | September 27, 2022 – There is still time to register for the 2022 Alex Odeh Memorial Conference and Gala! Click here to make sure that you don’t miss out on our fantastic program!
The program will include panels covering topics from the arts to the crisis in Lebanon – diving into the issues that impact the Arab American community. There will also be a Friday evening celebration of our heritage, a Saturday community working luncheon, and the conference will conclude with the Alex Odeh Memorial Gala on Saturday evening.
The Gala, which honors the life, work, and legacy of Alex Odeh, will be a celebration of Arab American leadership, tenacity, and achievement. Emceed by Reem Edam, and featuring a keynote address by Rula Jabreal, the night will honor Nadia & Jim Bettendorf, Fozi Khoury, Rashad Al-Dabbagh, and Dr. George & Karen Longstreth. You can click here to get your ticket or sponsor a table at this amazing event!
Below is the schedule of events on October 8th!
- 8:00 AM – Registration Desk Opens
- 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM – Women in Coalitions: Challenges and Successes
- 10:45 AM – 11:00 AM – Break
- 11:00AM – 12:15PM – Arab Voices in the Arts: The Periphery is Central
- 12:15 PM – 1:45 PM – Working Lunch and Community Update
- 1:45 PM – 3:00 PM – Lebanon: Turning Crisis into Recovery
- 3:00 PM – 3:15 PM – Break
- 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM – The Question of Palestine: Between Diplomacy and the Media
Alex Odeh Memorial Gala
- 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM – Alex Odeh Memorial Pre-Dinner Reception
- 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM – Alex Odeh Memorial Dinner
Women in Coalitions: Challenges and Successes
How organizational and individual bonds overlap to effect and influence redistricting designations for voting rights, monitoring the police, and pressuring elected officials toward legislation that ensures effective changes for justice.
Arab Voices in the Arts: The Periphery is Central
How advantages exist on the periphery, how they influence the arts in general, and how intergenerational bonds strengthen the larger Arab American community.
Lebanon: Turning Crisis into Recovery
An exploration of the humanitarian crisis, Lebanese-American aid, political and social upheaval, as well as economic and recovery options.
The Question of Palestine: Between Diplomacy and the Media
The question of Palestine at the United Nations from two different perspectives: the work of diplomats at the Palestine Observer Mission of the State of Palestine and the UN-based accredited media outlets.
Details for the 2022 Alex Odeh Memorial Conference and Gala
October 7 – October 8, 2022
Delta Hotels Anaheim Garden Grove
12021 Harbor Boulevard Garden Grove, California 92840