Attend the 20th Annual Kahlil Gibran Awards!

Posted on February 07, 2018 in Kahlil Gibran Awards Gala

You are cordially invited to attend the 20th annual  Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards Thursday, April 26, 2018J.W. Marriott1331 Pennsylvania Ave, NW

Washington, D.C.5:30 Reception

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2018 Awardees

Posted on February 06, 2018 in Attend the 20th Annual Kahlil Gibran Awards!

2018 Awardees  

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Award for Institutional Excellence

One of the nation’s foremost individual rights and civil liberties organizations, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has been working for nearly 100 years to defend the constitutionally guaranteed rights of people across the United States . The ACLU was formed in 1920 after the U.S. Department of Justice conducted a series of unwarranted raids that affected hundreds of Americans. In the decades following the Palmer Raids, the ACLU continued to advocate for...



Kahlil Gibran Gala 2017 Recognizes the Spirit of Humanity

Posted by Meredith Pahowka on May 01, 2017 in Blog

Hundreds of guests came out for the 2017 Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards Gala, hosted by the Arab American Institute Foundation (AAIF) on April 27th. The 19th annual Gibran Awards brought the Arab American community together to recognize individuals, corporations, organizations and communities whose work, commitment and support make a difference in promoting coexistence and inclusion in all walks of life. The Master of Ceremonies for this year was Ayman Mohyeldin. Mohyeldin is a distinguished journalist who is currently a foreign correspondent for NBC News and an anchor...

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Press Release: Arab Americans Honor Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukayu, Arc of the US, Biden Intiative's Greg Simon, journalist Steve Coll & artist Kamal Boullata

Posted by Arab American Institute on April 24, 2017 in Blog

ARAB AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOUNDATION For immediate release: Contact: jsalan@aaiusa.org / 202-429-9210 Arab Americans Celebrate Legacy of Kahlil Gibran with Spirit of Humanity Awards 19th Annual Event Honors: Hamdi Ulukaya, The Arc of the U.S., Greg Simon, Steve Coll & Kamal Boullata April 24, 2017 (Washington) – On Thursday, April 27, 2017, the Arab American community will honor the legacy of author and poet Kahlil Gibran during the 19th annual Spirit of Humanity Awards. Through the event, Arab Americans recognize individuals, corporations, organizations and communities whose work, commitment and support make a difference in promoting coexistence and inclusion...

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Arab Americans Honor Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukayu, Arc of the US, Biden Intiative's Greg Simon, journalist Steve Coll & artist Kamal Boullata

Posted on April 24, 2017 in Press Releases

ARAB AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOUNDATION For immediate release Contact: jsalan@aaiusa.org / 202-429-9210 Arab Americans Celebrate Legacy of Kahlil Gibran with Spirit of Humanity Awards 19th Annual Event Honors: Hamdi Ulukaya, The Arc of the U.S., Greg Simon, Steve Coll & Kamal Boullata April 27, 2017 (Washington) – Tonight, the Arab American community will honor the legacy of author and poet Kahlil Gibran during the 19th annual Spirit of Humanity Awards. Through the event, Arab Americans recognize individuals, corporations, organizations and communities whose work, commitment and support make a difference in promoting coexistence...

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The 2017 Kahlil Gibran Awards Gala

Posted on April 23, 2017 in Kahlil Gibran Awards Gala

Join us on April 27th in Washington, DC for our 19th annual Kahlil Gibran "Spirit of Humanity" Awards Gala.


Blytheville native to receive major award

Posted by Blytheville Courier on April 21, 2017 in News Clips

On Thursday, April 27, 2017, Arab American Greg Simon will accept the Najeeb Halaby Award for Public Service at the 19th annual Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards in Washington, DC.

Jennifer Salan, Communications Director of aaiusa.org said that Simon, originally from Blytheville and born into a long family history in the community, will be receiving a “major award” for his commitment to public service. He is currently serving as the Executive Director of the Biden Cancer Initiative. His family came from Georgia and settled in Blytheville and...

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Sen. Klobuchar & NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin join #GibranGala

Posted by Arab American Institute on April 19, 2017 in Blog

AAI is proud to announce two additions to the 2017 Khalil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards program! We are honored to have MSNBC News Anchor and NBC News Foreign Correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin acting as Master of Ceremonies and Senator Amy Klobuchar as presenter of the Institutional Excellence Award for The Arc.  Ayman Mohyeldin has enjoyed a distinguished and exciting career in journalism. He began his career as a desk assistant at NBC’s Washington, DC bureau. His language skills and knowledge of the Arab world quickly became an invaluable asset...

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Announcing #GibranGala Awardee Kamal Boullata, Renowned Palestinian Artist

Posted by Arab American Institute on April 12, 2017 in Blog

Join us at this year’s Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards, as we honor and celebrate the work of the remarkable Palestinian artist, Kamal Boullata. We are especially proud to have Kamal with us because we know that 2017 marks 100 years since the Balfour Declaration, an agreement by foreign powers that resulted in the eventual dispossession of indigenous Palestinians. It is also the 70th anniversary of the partition of Palestine. And in just a few short months, it will be 50 years since the...

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