Posted by Arab American Institute on March 02, 2016 in Blog
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
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...Read more
Posted by Arab American Institute on January 23, 2016 in Blog
Posted by Arab American Institute on June 23, 2015 in Blog
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"...Read more
Posted by on May 22, 2015 in Blog
Posted on May 20, 2015 in Programs
In 1999, AAIF established the Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards to recognize those whose commitment to our common humanity is a living reflection of the spirit the great Lebanese-American poet.
Posted by PBS on May 06, 2015 in News Clips
Bonnie Erbe, the host of the PBS program "To the Contrary" sat down with Salma Hayek Pinault to discuss her activism on improving the lives women and girls around the world, and her pride in her Arab heritage.
To watch the clip click here:
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Posted by Al Arabiya on May 04, 2015 in News Clips
U.S. Hollywood star Salma Hayek told Al Arabiya News in an interview this week that she was “proud” of the Lebanese people for taking in some 1.2 million Syrian refugees, despite decades of animosity between the two countries.
“I have to say that I’m extra proud because the Syrians could be considered as their enemies, or were once because of the war, and I’m very proud that my people give an example and [have] opened their doors even to those who they’ve been in conflict with, because of their humanity and their generosity,” the...Read more Original Article