ADC Announces Inaugural Arab-American Turaath Festival + more
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
اللجنة الأمريكية العربية لمكافحة التمييز
Monday, December 8, 2014
The Weeks Ahead
The National Arab-American Turaath Festival
Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015
Location: Washington, D.C. (Freedom Plaza)
D.C., Maryland, Virginia (DMV):
Tues. Dec. 9 at 2:30PM in Washington, D.C. The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee will hold a hearing on The State of Civil and Human Rights in the United States. Click here for details.
Tues. Dec. 9 at 7:30PM in Washington, D.C. CODEPINK is hosting an event entitled Voices of Grief and Struggle: Public Forum for Mothers Coming to DC to Demand Police Accountability. Click here for more details.
Tues. Dec. 9 at 7:30PM in Washington, D.C. Noor theatre presents a performance of Behfarmaheen by Barzin Akhavan. Click here for details.
Fri. Dec. 12 at 9:00AM-7:00PM in Washington, D.C. The 2014 Cato Institute Surveillance Conference. Click here for more details.
New York/New Jersey:
Mon. Dec. 8 at 6:30-8:30PM in New York, NY. City University of NY hosts Towards an Arab American Theater: Readings, Panels, and Book Celebration. Click here for details.
Fri. Dec. 12 at 7:00PM-10:00PM in Montclair, NJ. The Palestinian American Community Center will host the Wishah Popular Dance Troup at The Wellmount Theater. Click here for details.
Sat. Dec 13 at 2:00PM in New York, NY. Millions March for justice in NYC. March starts at Washington Square Park. Click here for details.
Past Week’s Wrap-Up
Articles of Interest
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Person of the Week
Tweet of the Week
Book of the Week
Last week, David Lopez was confirmed to serve a second term as the General Counsel of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Lopez has devoted his entire career to enforcing civil rights law, and his record as General Counsel is one of which our community can be proud.
In FY 13, 33,068 race discrimination charges were filed, making up 35.3% of the total charges we received. #EEOC #discrimination
Race, Sex, and the Freedom to Marry: Loving v. Virginina
By Peter Wallenstein
Read this new book detailing the Supreme Court case that ultimately legalized interracial marriage, and the couple behind it all.
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