Turaath Sponsorship Opportunities, ADC Michigan Files Federal Lawsuit, Dearborn Comedy Festival + more

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee

 اللجنة الأمريكية العربية لمكافحة التمييز 

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Weeks Ahead 

ADC Events:

  • Fri. Dec. 5th at 8:00PM at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, D.C. ADC invites you to Turaath: Arab Music from Baghdad to Andalusia. This year’s event will celebrate the intersections of Arab and Spanish culture, featuring the legendary oud and violin composer Simon Shaheen. Click here for details and tickets.  


  • Call for Arab-American Art Proposals: The sixth biennial convening of DIWAN: A Forum for the Arts will be held at the Arab American National Museum on May 7-9, 2015, in Dearborn, Michigan. The deadline for proposal submissions is Dec. 15, 2014. Click here for details. 

  • The application for the 2015-2016 Class of White House Fellows is now available. The deadline to apply is Jan. 15, 2015Click here for details. 

  • Only two more days to fill out ADC’s short survey! Give us your input here.

D.C., Maryland, Virginia (DMV):

  • Thurs. Nov. 20 in Washington, D.C. The Middle East Institute will host its 68th Annual Conference, including a Keynote Luncheon with Ambassador William J. Burns. Click here for details. 

  • Fri. Nov. 21 at 12:00PM-2:30PM in Washington, D.C. The Institute for Palestine Studies will host a panel entitled The Legal Assault on Palestinian Rights ActivismClick here for details. 

  • Wed. Dec. 3 at 7:00PM-9:00PM in Washington, D.C. Jewish Voice for Peace will host a panel entitled Is the Tide Turning for Equal Rights in Israel/Palestine? Click here for more details.


  • Wed. Nov. 19 at 5:30PM to 7:00PM in Dearborn, MI. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will conduct a national Arabic-language engagement (Musharakah) at the Arab American National Museum. Click here for details. 

  • Fri. Nov. 21 & Sat. Nov. 22 at 7:00PM-9:00PM in Dearborn, MI.  1001 Laughs Dearborn Comedy Festival at the Arab American National Museum. Click here for details and tickets.

New Jersey:

  • Fri. Dec. 12 in Montclair, NJ. The Palestinian American Community Center will host the Wishah Popular Dance Troup at The Wellmount Theater. Click here for details. 

Past Week’s Wrap-Up

ADC Weekly Recap

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Save the Date

Friday, December 5, 2014 in Washington, DC

Tickets now available!

Sponsorship & Media Kit


Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communications Scholarships

Apply by March 30, 2015

Advocacy Campaigns


Take Action: Urge Congress to seek Justice for Alex Odeh!

 Sign the petition to recognize and protect the rights of Bedouin people in the Negev

 #MyIdentity Campaign

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In Memoriam

of the Week

of the Week

John Doar (1921-2014)

John Doar was a federal attorney who worked tirelessly to end segregation in the South.

Read his full obituary here

CRMC‏ @CivilRightsCntr
Nov 14

#TDIH 54 years ago, Ruby Bridges became one of the first black students to integrate an all-white school.

Cultures Without Borders: From Beirut to Washington, D.C. 

By May A. Rihani

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