The ADC Convention Begins Today: Check out the 2015 ADC National Convention Program!


JUNE 11-14, 2015

The 2015 ADC Convention Program

Washington, DC | | June 11, 2015 – The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee ADC invites you to join us this weekend at the ADC Convention for a program full of exciting events!

2015 National Convention Program in Brief

Thursday, June 11, 2015

9:00AM: Registration and Exhibits (souk) open

1:00PM-4:30PM: Briefing at the U.S. Department of State (Registration Closed)

6:00PM-8:30PM:  Reception at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel (Maryland Room)

Friday, June 12, 2015

9:00 AM: Registration and Exhibits (souk) open

10:15AM-11:30AM:  Ralph Nader: “Citizen Empowerment: Making the Government More Accountable and Responsive to Citizen Demands”

Speaker: Ralph NaderConsumer advocate, writer, lecturer, and full time citizen

Moderator: Professor Daoud L. Khairallah, Adjunct Professor of law at Georgetown Law and Counsel at White & Case LLP

11:30AM-12:00PM Book signing with Ralph Nader

12:30PM-2:00PM: Civil Rights Luncheon: Keynote by Martin Castro, Chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

2:30PM-3:45PM: Civil Rights Panel : “The Impact of the Ferguson Movement on Arab-Americans and the State of Civil Rights


4:00PM-5:30PM: Privacy and Surveillance Panel:  “Dose of Reality: The Surveillance State Revealed


6:00PM-7:00PM Reception 

7:00PM-10:00PM: ADC Reunion Dinner : A Celebration of past and present ADC Interns, Volunteers and Staff

Saturday, June 13, 2015

9:00AM: Registration and Exhibits (souk) open

10:30AM-12:00PM: Panel Discussion: “The Effects of Systemic Violence on Women of Color


12:30PM-2:00PMADC Annual Women’s Empowerment Luncheon

2:30PM-3:45PM: “The Crossroads of Ferguson to Palestine: An in depth examination of race relations and the oppression of the politically powerless.”



  1. Philanthropy Workshop with Khatmeh Osseiran-Hana, ADC Board Member

  2. Youth Organizing Session: “The Future of the Civil Rights Movement Post Ferguson


6:00PM-7:00PM Reception 

7:00PM-10:00PM Saturday Evening Dinner Gala


Sunday, June 14, 2015

9:00AM: Registration and Exhibits (souk) open

9:00AM-10:30AM: General Assembly (Members only)

10:30AM–12:00PM: Palestine Panel: Non-Violent Tactics to End the Israeli Occupation and Protect Palestinian Human Rights


  • Hasan Newash, Director of the Palestine Cultural Office-Michigan (Moderator)

12:30PM-2:00PM: Palestine Luncheon

Online registration has for the ADC Convention has closed, but you can still register in person today at the convention site:

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
2660 Woodley Road, NW
Washington, DC 20008 

ADC | 1990 M Street NW, Suite 610 | Washington, DC 20036 | (202) 244-2990 |

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