ADC Recognizes and Thanks Outgoing President Sara Najjar-Wilson, and Welcomes Incoming President Warren David

 

Washington, DC | www.adc.org | June 16, 2011 -- The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) proudly thanks Sara Najjar-Wilson for her volunteer service as President of ADC, as well as her kind generosity and dedication to our community. Sara was instrumental in overcoming numerous financial hurdles, strongly advocating for our community on innumerable policy and legal issues, and continuing to encourage and support the ADC Staff. Sara will relinquish her position as President of ADC on June 30, 2011, having served as President since March 1, 2010. At the 2011 ADC National Convention, she was honored with the ADC Leadership and Unwavering Public Service Award. ADC is indebted to Sara for all her hard work and commitment.

Effective July 1, 2011, Warren David assumes his duties as the successor to Sara Najjar-Wilson. Outgoing President, Sara Najjar-Wilson said: “It was a distinct privilege to lead ADC during one of the most challenging times, to have overcome many hurdles, and to have had the support of family, friends, members, contributors, and the most fantastic Staff. As I stated in my President’s letter during this past Convention, I implore each of you to continue your involvement with and support of ADC and ADCRI, as they are your voice about those issues that matter a great deal and about which you must not be silent. ADC must continue to uphold the American beacon of hope, justice, equality, and freedom. Warren knows that there is yet much to be done, and I wish him and all our ADC family Godspeed.”

A third-generation Arab American, Warren David has been a life-long activist in Michigan's Arab American community. He is the founder and publisher of Arab Detroit (www.arabdetroit.com), one of the leading interactive websites in the U.S. providing digital media to the Arab American community. He is also an executive producer of a newly produced national public television series about Arab Americans, “Arab American Stories.” David is a co-producer of the ”Images and Perceptions of Arab Americans Diversity Workshop,” which has trained more than 1,000 educators, corporate employees, government officials, and media personnel about the image of the Arab and Arab American. He was the executive producer of the award winning nationally disseminated NPR radio series, "Arabesque: Insights into Arab Culture." David is currently the president of David Communications, a multi-cultural public relations, marketing and advertising firm with specialization in the Arab American market. He is married to Dr. Amal Khalil David and they have two daughters, Zayna Salloum and Ameera David.

Incoming President Warren David said: "It is an honor to assume the presidency of ADC. We are planning many exciting events this year that will undoubtedly unite us in our mission to protect civil rights and civil liberties, and preserve the unique cultural heritage of Arab Americans."

Please join us in thanking Sara and congratulating Warren, as we look ahead to the coming years.