Posted by on April 18, 2012 in Blog

On Sunday, April 22nd, the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS), the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service Georgetown University, and the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) are holding a commemorative evening to honor the late Dr. Hala Salaam Maksoud.

Maksoud was a dedicated Arab American leader who co-founded several organizations, including the American Committee on Jerusalem, the Association of Arab-American University Graduates, and the Arab Women's Council. She also served as ADC’s president from 1996-2001. Speaking about next week’s commemoration, ADC Legal Director Abed Ayoub said:

"Dr. Hala embodied the true characteristics of a leader.  She was one of the most influential Arab American leaders of her era, and continues to be an influence on young leaders across the country.  She was a true representative of the community.  She was selfless -- putting the needs of the community before hers, strong-willed, and most importantly she was a visionary. It is important to remember Hala and honor her, as she laid the foundation for many of us to be here today.  Her spirit will live on here at ADC, and through the lives of all those she touched and influenced during her remarkable life."

Next week’s commemoration will feature musicians Simon Shaheen (on oud) and Waleed Howrani (on piano), whose performance will be followed by a reception at Georgetown University. For more information on the event, and to RSVP, click here.

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