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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Together We Came: Senator George J. Mitchell

Posted by Arab American Institute on June 23, 2015 in Blog
Senator George Mitchell, lived a true immigrant experience. Born to Lebanese parents with little education but strong morals and determination, he was encouraged to get an education and work towards the American dream. Years later, he would become the Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, help broker peace in Northern Ireland, and serve as the U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Peace. He would be nominated for a Nobel peace prize, receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and receive an honorary knighthood from the United Kingdom.
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In the Headlines: AAI’s 2015 Kahlil Gibran “Spirit of Humanity” Awards Gala

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"...

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In the Headlines: AAI’s 2015 Kahlil Gibran “Spirit of Humanity” Awards Gala

Posted by on May 22, 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.
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Kahlil Gibran Awards Gala

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.


PBS “To the Contrary” Interview with Salma Hayek Pinault and AAI President Jim Zogby

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:

https://youtu.be/-uWbgoFGgTM?t=930

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Originally Lebanese Salma Hayek: ‘I’m proud of my people’

Posted by Al Arabiya on May 04, 2015 in News Clips

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/webtv/reports/2015/04/30/Salma-Hayek.html

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 48-year-old...

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