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ADC Live on Al-Jazeera to Discuss Obama Outreach Efforts to Arab and Muslim Worlds

Washington, DC | April 12, 2009 | www.adc.org | Tomorrow, Monday April 13, 2009, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) will be represented live by Kareem Shora, National Executive Director, on the Al-Jazeera Arabic news television network.
Shora will appear on Al-Jazeera’s primetime news program,“Min Washington” (From Washington) worldwide at 3:00 pm (EST) (10:00 pm in most of the Middle East).
The topics of discussion will be the Obama Administration‘s recent effort to reach out to the Arab and Muslim worlds; including President Obama‘s recent remarks to the Turkish Parliament. Shora will also discuss the ongoing challenges of combating Islamophobia and anti-Arab intolerance. A recent Washington Post/ABC News poll indicated that there is still “a broad lack of familiarity” with Islam in the United States with “about 48 percent of participants saying they have an unfavorable view of Islam” and nearly three in 10 saying that mainstream Islam advocates violence.
The program can be viewed live online at: http://www.aljazeera.net/Channel/Livestreaming
As with all scheduled live television programming, the show is subject to change without notice.
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NOTE TO EDITORS: The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), which is non sectarian and non partisan, is the largest Arab-American civil rights organization in the United States. It was founded in 1980, by former Senator James Abourezk to protect the civil rights of people of Arab descent in the United States and to promote the cultural heritage of the Arabs. ADC has 38 chapters nationwide, including chapters in every major city in the country, and members in all 50 states.
The ADC Research Institute (ADC-RI), which was founded in 1981, is a Section 501(c)(3) educational organization that sponsors a wide range of programs on behalf of Arab Americans and of importance to all Americans. ADC-RI programs include research studies, seminars, conferences and publications that document and analyze the discrimination faced by Arab Americans in the workplace, schools, media, and governmental agencies and institutions. ADC-RI also celebrates the rich cultural heritage of the Arabs.
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Contact: Yousef Munayyer
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee | www.adc.org
1732 Wisconsin Ave., NW | Washington, DC | 20007
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