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It takes a Community: The Updated 2014 National Convention Program

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee

The 2014 ADC National Convention Program

Washington, D.C. | www.adc.org | May 23rd, 2014 – The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) invites you join the Arab-American community in commemorating the 50th Anniverary of the Civil Rights Act on June 12-15th at the 2014 ADC National Convention: It takes a Community! 

The 34th Annual National Convention will be held at the Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Virginia.  ADC has obtained a Special Hotel Room rate of only $109! This special offer expires soon, so don’t wait. Click here to reserve your hotel room today!

Early bird discounts expire soon.  Register for the 2014 ADC National Convention by May 30th to recieve a $100 discount.  Click here to register for the ADC National Convention today!


2014 National Convention
Program in Brief*

Thursday, June 12

 Capitol Hill Orientation

Members Briefing at the U.S. Department of State

Advocacy Day: Meetings with Congressional Staff

Debriefing on Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill Dinner 

Networking Reception at Crystal Gateway Marriott


Friday, June 13

8:00am – 8:00pm Registration

9:00am – 10:30am ADC Welcome 

10:30am – 12:15pm The BDS movement:  A Palestinian Struggle to Achieve a Lasting Peace based on International Law, Justice, and Freedom

12:30pm – 2:00pm ADC Annual Civil Rights Luncheon:  Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act


2:15pm – 3:45pm 50 Years after the Civil Rights Act: Challenges and Opportunities

4:00pm – 5:15pm

Lawyers Report Back from Guantanamo Bay;

Activism on College Campuses:  Best Practices for Campus Activism

6:00pm – 7:00pm Network of Arab American Lawyers of ADC (NAALA) Reception

7:30pm – 12:00am  Jack Shaheen Awards,  Networking Dinner, and Musical Performance


Saturday, June 14

8:00am – 8:00pm Registration

9:00am – 10:30am Racial, Religious and Ethnic Self-Identification: Beyond Categories

10:30am – 12:00pm 

Immigration Reform: Update and Insight; 

Arabs Outside the Arab Center—A look at Emerging Communities from Outside the Levant

12:15pm – 2:00pm Women’s Empowerment Luncheon:  Highlighting the Importance of Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality in Today’s Society

2:15pm – 3:45pm Social Activism in the 21st Century: Facilitating Change through Web Roots

4:00pm – 5:15pm 

Activism in the Arts:  How to Create Change through Artistic Expression

The Criminalization of Being Arab

6:00pm – 7:00pm Reception

7:30pm – 10:00pm Saturday Night Awards Gala 

10:30pm – 1:00am Concert/Haffla 



 Sunday, June 15

8:00am – 2:00pm Registration

9:00am – 10:15am General Assembly Meeting (members only)

10:30am – 12:00am Paradigm Shift: New Thinking on Israel/Palestine

12:30pm – 2:00pm Palestine Luncheon  

*Program Subject to Change


Register for the ADC National Convention: It takes a Community!

Register by May 30 and get a $100 discount ($99 for students, $199 for ADC Members, and $299 for Non-Members) 

Take advantage of the ADC Special Hotel Room rate of only $109! This special offer expires soon, so don’t wait. Click here to reserve your hotel room today!

Student Scholarships still available!

Thanks to a generous donor, scholarships are available for students who wish to attend the upcoming ADC National Convention. Scholarship recipients will be granted an all access Convention package for free! This offer is available to undergraduate and graduate college students. Space is limited, so apply today!

To be considered, please send the following information to convention@adc.org:

  • Full name and contact information
  • Proof of student enrollment (valid student ID, transcript)
  • Explanation as to why you would benefit at the ADC Convention 

Note: A Student Scholarship will entitle you to free registration and access to all meal events. The scholarship does not cover travel expenses or hotel stays. 

Scholarships are are limited.  Apply now by emailing convention@adc.org


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