Below is the archive of press releases issued by AAI and stories in which AAI appears. If you are a member of the media and interested in talking with us, please contact Rawan Elbaba/Jen Salan (202-429-9210).

Arab Americans Raise Civil Liberties Concerns at DNC Convention

Posted on July 12, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                        July 12, 2016            Contact: jsalan@aaiusa.org/202-429-9210 Media Advisory   Arab Americans Raise Civil Liberties Concerns at DNC Convention Panel to Address Profiling, Surveillance and Due Process Washington, DC – On Wednesday, July 27 at 1PM, the Arab American Institute Foundation will host a panel discussion, “Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in a Climate of Suspicion.” The session, held at the National Constitution Center at Independence Mall, will outline current policy concerns and offer meaningful solutions for delegates and the Philly community. Panelists...

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Arab Americans Launch Yalla Vote Campaign with Party on July 12

Posted on July 05, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 5, 2016 Contact: jsalan@aaiusa.org / 202-429-9210 Media Advisory  Arab Americans Launch Yalla Vote Campaign with Party on July 12  Washington, DC – On Tuesday, July 12, the Arab American Institute will launch its annual get-out-the-vote effort known as Yalla Vote during “Yalla Party” at Busboys and Poets Restaurant on 14th St. NW. This non-partisan kickoff event will focus on educating community members on how they can help organize voters ahead of Election Day to make sure Arab American voices are heard. In addition to presentations focusing on GOTV...

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Congressmen Asked to Withdraw from anti-Arab, anti-Muslim Conference

Posted on July 04, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 6, 2016

Contact: jsalan@aaiusa.org / 202-429-9210  Congressmen Asked to Withdraw from anti-Arab, anti-Muslim Conference Arab American, Christian and Muslim Groups Join to Counter Bigotry

Washington, DC – Today, July 6, the Arab American Institute joined with the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation, Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good and the Muslim Public Affairs Council in asking five members of Congress to withdraw from participating in a conference featuring well known anti-Arab and anti-Muslim speakers. “The Bridge: The Annual Conference on the Persecuted Church,” is being held...

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Arab Americans Host Comedy Show for RNC Delegates, July 19

Posted on June 29, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 29, 2016 Contact: jsalan@aaiusa.org / 202-429-9210 Media Advisory “Banned: Dangerously Funny Arab Americans & American Muslims” Comes to 2016 Republican National Convention Washington, DC – On Tuesday, July 19, the Arab American Institute Foundation will host “Banned: Dangerously Funny Arab Americans and American Muslims” comedy show at Cleveland’s historic Hanna Theatre. Featuring nationally known comedians Dean Obeidallah and Maysoon Zayid, the event will use humor to break down cultural barriers and celebrate commonalities. RNC delegates will also be able to meet and mingle with Arab American...

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Increase in Airline Passenger Discrimination Must Be Addressed Briefing for Congressional Staffers Tackles How to End It

Posted on June 24, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 24, 2016 Contact: jsalan@aaiusa.org/202-429-9210 Media Advisory Increase in Airline Passenger Discrimination Must Be Addressed Briefing for Congressional Staffers Tackles How to End It Washington, DC – On Tuesday, June 28, the Arab American Institute will hold a congressional briefing for Hill staffers at 10AM to discuss the recent increase in cases of airline passenger profiling and discrimination. The panel will also review concrete ways in which Congress can address the issue. Due to the early hour, coffee and pastries will be served.   “These cases of arbitrary, humiliating...

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Standing with our LGBTQ Allies

Posted on June 17, 2016

At this tragic moment, our thoughts and prayers remain with the victims and their families in the Orlando community. Our hearts are with our allies in the LGBTQ community who courageously have called for love in the face of hate. They are right. There should be no place for hatred and we must continue to stand together and for one another.  For those in our community who would like to support the Orlando community, Equality Florida Action, Inc. has launched a “Support Victims of Pulse Shooting”...

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CAMEO Honors James Zogby, Arab American Institute President

Posted on June 08, 2016

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May 16, 2016                                                                       jsalan@aaiusa.org

202-429-9210 Media Advisory CAMEO Honors James Zogby, Arab American Institute President, May 20

Washington, DC – On Friday, May 20, the Cleveland American Middle East Organization (CAMEO) will honor Arab American Institute (AAI) President Dr. James Zogby for his work to empower Arab Americans and his contributions to the Cleveland community at the St. Elias Cultural Center.

WHAT:           CAMEO awards Dr. James Zogby, AAI President

WHEN:         Friday, May 20, 2016; Doors Open 6:30PM / Dinner 7:30PM

WHERE:       St. Elias Cultural Center, 8023...

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Orange County Dems Honor James Zogby, Arab American Institute President, with Nagi Daifallah Social Justice Award

Posted on June 06, 2016

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June 6, 2016                                                                        jsalan@aaiusa.org

202-429-9210 Media Advisory Orange County Dems Honor James Zogby, Arab American Institute President, with Nagi Daifallah Social Justice Award, June 11

Washington, DC – On Saturday, June 11, the California Democratic Party of Orange County’s 72nd Assembly Democratic Alliance will honor Arab American Institute (AAI) President Dr. James Zogby for his work to advance civil liberties and empower Arab Americans at the 16th Annual Orange County Flag Day celebration. The award is named after Nagi Daifallah, a 24 year-old immigrant from Yemen and...

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Arab American Leaders and Students Advocate for Justice

Posted on April 22, 2016

For immediate release Contact: Jennifer Salan 202-429-9210   Arab American Leaders and Students Advocate for Justice 170+ in DC for Hill & Administration Meetings   April 22, 2016 (Washington) As part of its 18th Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards Gala, the Arab American Institute organized its annual advocacy days on Capitol Hill and the White House. This year, AAI partnered with the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), the National Network for Arab American Communities (NAAC), and the Network of Arab-American Professionals (NAAP) to host...

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