ADC Mourns the Loss of Wafa Nasr











Pictured above: Wafa Nasr with Muhammad Ali and former ADC staff

It is with great sadness and fond memories that the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) announces the death of Wafa Nasr, a founding member and former Vice President of ADC until his retirement.

Wafa was beloved by ADC members and staff alike for his passionate articulation and advancement of our core values in safeguarding our civil rights while promoting our rich culture. 

ADC Chairman Dr. Safa Rifka in remembering his old and dear colleague stated that, “Wafa worked tirelessly and selflessly here and across the globe establishing ADC as an international institution for all Arabs despite their national origin. He and his pioneering work will long be remembered and appreciated for generations to come.”

Wafa had a special way of dealing with all people, whether they be refugees or CEOs; student interns or heads of state. As an orator, especially in his native Arabic tongue, few could compare. In his development position, Wafa made it clear that a contribution to ADC was an investment in the future of the community.

Warren David, ADC President, recalled, “When I was a young member and volunteer for ADC, Wafa was an inspiration and made us all believe in ourselves and our just cause. He will be truly missed, but always remembered in our history”.

Our condolences go out to his wife Jamale and the entire Nasr family. 

Click here to read a tribute to Wafa by former ADC president Albert Mokhiber