ADC Celebrates the Life, Legacy, and Dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Washington, DC | January 11, 2006 | On January 15, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), our nation‘s largest Arab American grassroots civil rights organization, will commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As one of the greatest civil rights leaders the world has known, King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1968 before his assassination.
ADC supports Dr. King’s message of tolerance, unity, and civil liberties for all. ADC remembers the efforts and sacrifices of Dr. King and many others. Their contributions to civil rights have paved the way for other generations and have served as the backbone in protecting Arab and Muslim-Americans as they face unlawful acts of discrimination, profiling, and hate crimes.
ADC is very proud to work alongside its coalition partners within the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR) < http://www.civilrights.org > (including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Asian American Justice Center (AAJC), and the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), among others) to make Dr. King’s dream of civil rights for all a reality.
ADC will continue to work with its coalition partners to: help combat racial profiling and hate crimes; promote law enforcement integrity; uphold affirmative action, and equal opportunity initiatives in state contracting, education, and employment.
As part of this celebration, ADC-Michigan is pleased to host Detroit Chief of Police Ella Bully-Cummings as the keynote speaker for its 8th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Awards Dinner on Friday, January 26, 2007 at 6:00 PM, in Dearborn. During this event, ADC will honor Arab and Chaldean-American high school scholarship recipients and will pay tribute to Dr. King and his legacy. As the only program in Michigan that works to bring together the Arab and African-American communities, ADC hopes to continue to expand the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Program. Depending on the funding made available from various corporate and community sponsors, judges select a specific number of students to receive scholarships. To see the ADC MI flyer click here .
The Detroit Free Press highlighted ADC Michigan’s Martin Luther King Scholarship Program. To read the article, visit: http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2006612280323