ADC was thrilled to see Arab Americans from around the country join us in Cerritos, California on October 11-12th for a weekend of celebration, learning, and civic engagement. Our panelists were inspiring, our community was empowered, and we can’t wait to keep the energy going! In remembrance of Alex, let us continue his trailblazing work of peace, justice, and solidarity. You can view photos from the conference on our Facebook page here!
In its second year, the Alex Odeh Conference provided an opportunity to network within and strengthen the Arab-American community. With panel topics spanning from immigration policy in the U.S. to electoral politics in the Israeli state, our conversations brought attention to struggles facing Arabs around the globe. The Alex Odeh Memorial Banquet ended a day of thoughtful discussion with an evening of powerful speeches.
The guest speakers – from a number of different backgrounds, professions, and political opinions – reiterated the path towards justice: Act up! Speak out! Write! Call! Organize!
Hundreds of people gathered Saturday night at the Alex Odeh Memorial Banquet for a celebration and commemoration of social justice leaders in our community. The night included great food, music, dance, and community building. With the generosity of the attendees and supporters, ADC raised funds for our new West Coast Regional Office! We are so excited to continue our work from coast to coast. If you did not attend the conference, click on the links below to watch some of our panel discussions and highlights from the Banquet.
It has been our privilege to continue to gather in Alex’s name. We need your help as we start planning for our 40th Annual National Convention next June in Washington, D.C.! Every donation goes a long way towards helping us invite speakers, host events, and award scholarships.
In the current political climate, it is imperative to create a space to discuss what justice looks like for Arab Americans. ADC relies on the support of members and friends like you to help us host our annual conference and convention. Contributions of any amount directly assist us in carrying out our mission of advocating, defending, and connecting the Arab-American community. Donate to ADC today.