Dearborn, MI | www.adcmich.org | April 29, 2016 – The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee’s Michigan Regional Office (ADC-Michigan) is proud to have hosted its 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Awards Banquet. A warm thanks to all the attendees and sponsors of ADC Michigan!
The master of ceremonies of the evening was Professor Peter Hammer from the Damon Keith Center for Civil Rights. Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, correspondent from CNN News, delivered a powerful, inspirational speech encouraging listeners to be active in promoting social justice and equality for all.
The awardees were all selected around the theme of courage. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the pediatrician from Michigan State University is widely credited with highlighting the contaminated water in Flint, Michigan. Professor Larycia Hawkins received the Bridge Builder award for promoting tolerance and understanding and Dr. Amira Kassem and Khitam Abuthallam shared the Teacher of the Year Award.
The large crowd included civic and community leaders from across the state of Michigan. Elected officials, including judges, mayors, and municipal leaders, were part of the diverse audience. Law enforcement officials from local, state and federal levels, professors, and representatives from coalition partners also attended the packed banquet.