ADC is only as strong as its supporters.
While we thank you for your past support and membership, more help is needed. We urge you to make a contribution TODAY.
In 2010, ADC experienced a significant increase in the number of legal complaints received by victims of hate crimes and discrimination. It is no coincidence that these complaints coincided with the time when the airing of anti-Arab and anti-Muslim sentiments became more prevalent.
ADC very much needs your valuable help and support in order to ensure that the rights and liberties of all Americans continue to be protected, and to continue its efforts to combat discrimination, racial profiling, and hate crimes against Arab Americans.
The past few months have kept us very busy. Recent events have included:
- Hosting a Capitol Hill briefing highlighting the relationship between the Arab-American community and law enforcement officials. The panel included Barbara McQuade, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan.
- ADC, along with the Congressional African Staff Association (CASA) and the Congressional Muslim Staff Association (CMSA), hosted a Congressional briefing to discuss the transition to meaningful democracy in Egypt.
- The release of ADC’s 2010 Legal Advocacy and Policy Report. The number of legal complaints received by the ADC Legal Department in 2010 increased significantly.
- Participation in the 2011 Interfaith Peace Builders Conference (IFPB) in Washington, DC. ADC provided training and guidance to conference attendees, seeking to challenge organizations that support Israeli settlements.
- ADC, along with the U.S. Campaign to End the Occupation, co-hosted a community panel discussion titled “Uprisings in the Middle East/North Africa and Implications on Our Work.”
- ADC Michigan organized and hosted a community leadership meeting discussing the proposed "Arizona Look-Alike Law" introduced in the State of Michigan's Legislature.
- ADC Washington DC Area Chapter hosted a movie screening, “The Battle of Algiers,” one of the most influential films of the 20th Century. The movie, released in 1966, takes a look at the Algerian struggle for independence.
With your generous support, ADC and ADC Research Institute (ADCRI) will continue working tirelessly on behalf of the Arab-American community and on issues of importance to all Americans.
We have already developed exciting plans and campaigns for this year, including our Annual National Convention on June 10-12, 2011.