Gibran Gala Shines Light on Refugees; Honors Jamie Farr and Suzanne Sareini

Posted by Rawan Elbaba on April 20, 2016 in Blog

“Refugees are all around us. As a community that has known the refugee plight for more than a century, we must help the world find its better angels and assist the millions displaced today.” That’s how Arab American Institute Foundation (AAIF) Executive Director Maya Berry put into perspective the Foundation’s decision to focus on refugees at this year’s annual Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards. “With more than 60 million people forcibly displaced in every region of the world, we are proud to shine a light on those working to assist and empower refugees. The UNHCR, the...

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2016 Kahlil Gibran Awards Gala

Posted on April 18, 2016 in Kahlil Gibran Awards Gala

Join us on April 19th in Washington, DC for our 18th annual Kahlil Gibran "Spirit of Humanity" Awards Gala.


Syrian Violinist Mariela Shaker to Perform at Gibran Gala

Posted by Arab American Institute on April 01, 2016 in Blog
Syrian refugee and violin virtuoso Mariela Shaker will perform at our 18th annual Gibran Gala.
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Alek Wek, Supermodel & Refugee Advocate to Present Gibran Award to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency

Posted on March 22, 2016 in Press Releases
On Tuesday, April 19, 2016, supermodel and former refugee Alek Wek will join the Arab American Institute Foundation’s annual Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards to recognize UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, with the Gibran Award for International Commitment.
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2016 Leadership Day Schedule

Posted on March 14, 2016 in 2016 Kahlil Gibran Awards Gala

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The Honorable Suzanne Sareini to Receive the Najeeb Halaby Award for Public Service at the 2016 Gibran Awards Gala

Posted by Yasmin Hussein on March 10, 2016 in Blog

        The Honorable Suzanne SareiniNajeeb Halaby Award for Public Service As a wave of anti-Arab sentiment confronted Dearborn and challenged our community’s place in Michigan, Suzanne Sareini stepped forward to run for City Council in 1989. She went on to become the first ever Arab American elected to public office in that city. Drawing on multi-ethnic support, she was reelected for six consecutive terms. As a second generation community member who was born in Dearborn, Ms. Sareini’s...

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Jamie Farr to Receive Special Recognition Award at the 2016 Gibran Awards Gala

Posted by Arab American Institute on March 02, 2016 in Blog
From his days on-screen to his exemplary philanthropic work in his hometown of Toledo, Ohio, Jamie Farr has touched the hearts of people across the country.
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Unite Lebanon Youth Project to Receive Award for Institutional Excellence at the 2016 Gibran Awards Gala

Posted by Arab American Institute on February 24, 2016 in Blog
Unite Lebanon Youth Project to Receive Award for Institutional Excellence at the 2016 Gibran Awards Gala
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UNHCR to Receive Award for International Commitment at the 2016 Gibran Awards Gala

Posted by Yasmin Hussein on February 17, 2016 in Blog

       Award for International Commitment   The amount of courage that goes into the decision to uproot your family from your home to an unknown world is extraordinary. For 65 years, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has ensured that no one needs to make that journey alone. It is their unflagging dedication to...

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Save the Date for the 2016 Kahlil Gibran "Spirit of Humanity" Awards

Posted by Arab American Institute on January 23, 2016 in Blog
The 18th annual Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards will be held in Washington, DC on April 19th, 2016. Held each spring in Washington, DC, the Awards Gala is an opportunity for Arab Americans to celebrate the civic and cultural contributions of our own community, to take pride in our shared heritage, and to acknowledge the role we continue to play in creating a vibrant future for our country.
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