“Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet” Screens at Cannes Film Festival

Posted by on May 21, 2014 in Blog

By Emily Cooke Summer Intern, 2014

From May 14th to the 25th , Cannes, France is immersed in a sea of artistic passion and enlivened by the imaginative work of both aspiring and accomplished filmmakers from all over the world. This year, the iconic film festival recognizes a number of films about the Arab world, each distinctive and commendable in their own right. In the past, notable films from the region that were screened included the critically acclaimed Wadjda from Saudi Arabia and Omar from Palestine. So far, the 67th annual Cannes...

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We’ve Got You Covered

Posted on May 08, 2014 in Countdown
On April 25th we hosted our annual Kahlil Gibran “Spirit of Humanity” Awards Gala here in Washington and social media was a buzz throughout the event. This year, we honored Senator George J. Mitchell for his extraordinary career in public service, Participant Media for their vision and leadership in social justice, and Martin Luther King III for the legacy of his family and the work he does to keep their vision alive. Gibran was an evening for our community to reconnect, celebrate our achievements, and reflect on the path that lies ahead.
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Participant Media Accepts the Award for Corporate Citizenship at Gibran Gala

Posted by on May 07, 2014 in Blog
This year’s recipient of the Award for Corporate Citizenship at the 2014 Kahlil Gibran Awards Gala, Participant Media, is known for their production of films with conscientious subject matter and sharp storytelling. Since its creation in 2004, Participant has established itself as a leader in social justice issues, pioneering a marriage of great film and effective action campaigns. Participant Media is responsible for more than 50 films, of which 36 received Academy Award nominations and 7 earned Academy Awards, including Good Night and Good Luck, The Help, Syriana, An Inconvenient Truth, and Lincoln.
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Martin Luther King III Accepts Special Recognition at Gibran Gala

Posted by on May 07, 2014 in Blog
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Arab American Institute Foundation recognized Martin Luther King III for his work and his family’s legacy at the 16th annual Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards Gala on April 25, 2014. The award recognized the pioneering vision and leadership of the King family, including Martin Luther King III, who has carried the torch lit by both of his parents by dedicating himself to non-violent social action to rid the world of social, political, and economic injustice.
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Senator George Mitchell Delivers Moving Speech at Gibran Gala

Posted by on May 01, 2014 in Blog

On April 25th, the Arab American Institute Foundation hosted its 16th annual Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards Gala. Senator George Mitchell received the Najeeb Halaby Award for Public Service in recognition of his long and distinguished career and his unwavering commitment to peace.

In his video remarks to Gala attendees, Secretary of State John Kerry praised Senator. Mitchell for his work in the Senate, saying he was “way ahead of his time.” “[Senator Mitchell] was clearly someone with a moral compass who cared, and who didn’t just talk about peace and justice but did everything...

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MLK III to Receive Special Recognition at 2014 Gibran Gala

Posted by on April 11, 2014 in Blog
As we mark the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, we are honored to have Martin Luther King III join us to accept a special recognition of his work and his family’s legacy, most especially the pioneering vision and leadership of his father, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Naya Salah will be Singing “America the Beautiful” at Gibran 2014

Posted by on April 07, 2014 in Blog
When the Coca-Cola Company launched an ad campaign in 8 different languages, some saw controversy. When we saw the video of the young lady singing “America the Beautiful” in Arabic, our hearts melted. We are very excited to announce that Naya Salah, will be joining us to perform “America the Beautiful” in Arabic at this year’s Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards Gala.
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Senator George J. Mitchell to Accept the Najeeb Halaby Award for Public Service at 2014 Gibran Gala

Posted by on April 07, 2014 in Blog

The 2014 Najeeb Halaby Award for Public Service will be presented to Senator George J. Mitchell at this year’s annual Gibran Gala on Friday, April 25.

Whether Senator Mitchell is known for being one of the most respected figures in Congress, or more recently as Middle East peace envoy and author of the “Mitchell Report,” we take much pride in such an extraordinary Arab American public servant. In his long and distinguished career, Senator Mitchell has continually demonstrated his beliefs of inclusion, cooperation and an unwavering commitment to peace.

In his fifteen years in...

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Participant Media to Receive the Award for Corporate Citizenship at 2014 Gibran Gala

Posted by on March 31, 2014 in Blog
The Arab American Institute Foundation is pleased to announce that the Award for Corporate Citizenship will be presented to Participant Media at the 2014 Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards Gala on April 25 in Washington, DC.
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2014 Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards Gala

Posted on March 03, 2014 in Arab American Institute

 On April 25, 2014 the Arab American Institute Foundation hosted leaders in the Arab American community along with prominent members of the media, civil society organizations and government officials for the sixteenth annual Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards Gala.

The night began with a special performance of “America the Beautiful” in Arabic by 11-year-old Ms. Naya Salah. Naya’s Arabic rendition of the national hymn was featured in a SuperBowl commercial along with six other languages. Ms. Salah’s performance was a special moment to celebrate her achievements and recognize the significance of the Arab American community being...

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