ADC President Hits the Road
Washington, DC | www.adc.org | May 10, 2012 -- Last week, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) National President Warren David completed a three-day tour of select states in the Northeast, attending events and discussing ADC with interested communities throughout the region. The three-day “President’s Tour”, which took place May 4-6, 2012, took Mr. David through Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey.
Friday, May 4th, Mr. David visited Danbury, Connecticut. Nada Farhat and veteran ADC member Samar Sakakini organized and hosted a networking reception for Arab Americans in the area to meet with the National President. Mr. David spoke about ADC’s latest developments and the plans for moving the organization forward. Chairwoman Dr. Amal David also spoke about the ADC Women’s Initiative and its success in empowering women in their roles within ADC and the community in general. The event was extremely successful and ADC is pleased to announce the next step planned in organizing an ADC Chapter in Danbury.
The next stop on the itinerary was New York City, where Alwan for the Arts Executive Board Members Ahmed Issawi and Sabi Kanaan hosted ADC at a luncheon meeting. ADC National Board Member Assad Jebara and his wife, Mary, were in attendance asd well as New Jersey activist Samer Khalaf and other community members. Mr. David spoke about ADC’s accomplishments and the strides the organization has made during the last ten months of his assuming the presidency. Additionally, Mr. David was given a very important assessment of the New York community by those participants who were in attendance.
The President’s Tour concluded on Sunday, May 6th, when Mr. David and his wife were invited to attend the Palestinian Heritage Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Banquet, held at the Marriott Hotel at Newark Airport in New Jersey. The event celebrated the accomplishments of Hanan and Farah Munnayer for their contributions in enhancing the Palestinian and Arab heritage in the United States. Among the guest speakers were Metropolitan Philip Saliba, Primate of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, Archbishop Attallah Hanna of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, former Ambassador Dr. Clovis Maksoud, and Dr. John Mahoney, Director of Americans for Middle East Understanding. Mr. David addressed the attendees and spoke about ADC’s accomplishments and then inviting them to participate in the upcoming ADC National Convention,”Taking Charge, Moving Forward: Decision 2012,” being held in Washington, DC June 21-24.
ADC thanks all those who invited and organized these events for their hospitality. This tour enabled them to further spread ADC’s message to the Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey communities. ADC encourages members of those communities who are interested in joining ADC to contact the National Office for information and to join us this year in Washington, DC for the ADC National Convention.
For more information about ADC, please visit our website at www.adc.org. To register for the ADC National Convention please visit convention.adc.org.