ADC Hosts Panels on Arab Spring & Civil Rights
2012 ADC Convention Features Discussions on Domestic and Global Issues 

Washington, DC | | June 13, 2012 -- The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is proud to announce prominent panel discussions on important issues that will take place during theADC National Convention next week at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

In addition to other workshops and keynote speeches by prominent personalities, the ADC Convention will feature important panel discussions on the Arab Spring and civil rights and liberties in America today. 

On Saturday, June 23, 2012 (2:15 pm - 3:30 pm) at the "Civil Rights in a New Administration" panel, several civil rights activists and media commentators will discuss the Republican and Democratic party platforms on key civil rights issues and how they will affect all Americans moving forward. From discrimination based on national origin that can lead to unlawful termination, intelligence gathering that invades the right to privacy, to surveillance of college students and mosques in America, it is important for Arab Americans to understand the intricacies of these civil rights issues as we move closer to the 2012 elections and beyond.

On Saturday, June 23, 2012 (3:45 pm - 5:00 pm) at the "Myths & Realities of the Arab Spring" panel, ADC will present political and legal experts who will help to distill some of the myths shattered by the movements and facts surrounding the 'Arab Spring' pro-democracy movements taking place across the Middle East and North Africa. The panelists will also focus on the current role of the U.S. government in the region and how future relations will evolve to reflect the sociopolitical realities on the ground.

If you are interested in attending these panel discussions, please reserve your seat quickly by registering for the ADC Convention now.


CONTACT: Alyaa El-Abbadi: (202) 244-2990 or