Raed Jarrar Joins ADC as Communications Director
Washington, DC | adc.org | February 11, 2013 — We're happy to announce Raed Jarrar has joined ADC as our new Communications Director. Raed assumed his duties earlier this month. In this role he will be in charge of planning and executing ADC's overall communications strategy for advancing our goals through a wide range of media outlets. "After years of being an ADC member and supporter, I am delighted to join the ADC staff and to serve the American Arab community," said Raed.
Raed Jarrar is an Arab American political advocate, media analyst, and architect. Since his immigration to the United States in 2005, he has worked on political and cultural issues pertaining to US-Arab relationships. Raed gained national attention after an incident in 2006 at John F. Kennedy International Airport when he was prevented from boarding a flight while wearing a t-shirt with the text "We Will Not Be Silent" in English and Arabic. ADC contacted the Department of Transportation at the time and initiated an investigation into the matter. In January 2009, both the airline and the TSA paid Raed a settlement that ranks among the largest of its kind since Sept. 11, 2001. Given his personal and professional experiences with issues that impact Arab Americans, Raed is a sought after analyst who frequently appears on English and Arabic media outlets.
ADC president Warren David said, "I welcome Raed to the ADC family. His experience makes him uniquely qualified for the role of Communications Director. Our communications team plays an integral role explaining the work we do and the issues facing our community to the membership, the public, and the media. I am confident Raed's expertise will boost ADC's work in protecting civil rights and civil liberties and preserving the unique cultural heritage of Arab Americans."