Kahlil Gibran Appreciation Initiative
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Washington, DC | www.adc.org | July 27, 2012 – Last month at the 2012 National Convention ADC unveiled plans for the new Kahlil Gibran Appreciation Initiative. ADC is proud to launch this initiative, dedicated to finding ways to further the legacy of Gibran and honoring the great philosopher, poet, artist, and writer.
The Kahlil Gibran Appreciation Initiative’s mission is to gain a more far-reaching appreciation for the cherished works of Gibran. As a non-sectarian, non-partisan organization welcoming members of all ethnicities and religions, and dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and preserving the rich heritage of the Arab American community in the US, ADC feels it is uniquely poised to initiate such a campaign to ensure that Gibran, who truly bridged the two worlds – Arab and American – is recognized and appreciated for the profound effect he has had on the world as a whole.
In the coming months, ADC will submit a petition to the Citizen’s Stamp Advisory Committee with the hope that it will accept and recognize Gibran for his contributions in the form of a United States stamp.
Further, the initiative will be contacting the Citizen’s Coinage Advisory Committee to discuss the possibility of developing a commemorative US coin or medal to honor Gibran." ADC will utilize Gibran’s contributions to show he is deserving of recognition as one of the greatest artists and writers of all time.
"We look forward to engaging the Arab American community in the work of and support for this very important quest to honor Gibran," said Warren David, ADC President. As it has been said “In a true sense, [Gibran] belongs neither to Lebanon nor America, but to all peoples, in all places, at all times. Like Lebanon, he was a mixture of the old and new, the East and the West."
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