Posted by Waseem Mardini on May 28, 2015 in Blog
Last week the Arab American Institute celebrated 30 years of political empowerment of the Arab American community at the seventeenth annual Kahlil Gibran "Spirit of Humanity" Awards Gala. Over 700 guests were present and the event garnered coverage from a diverse array of media outlets. Much of the coverage highlighted Individual Achievement awardee Salma Hayek Pinault.
Ms. Hayek only started her foray into social media a few short weeks ago with new Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts. The night's events certainly gave @SelmaHayek a big social media boost and the hashtag "#GibranGala" was trending in Washington DC.
NBC "The Today Show"
PBS "To The Contrary"
The keynote address by National Security Advisor Susan Rice at the Gala focused on the administration's foreign policy priorities in the Middle East and generated additional press:
Voice of America
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
The Washington Times
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