ADVISORY: April 26 Arab American Gala to Honor ACLU, Chef José Andrés, Irish Sen. Frances Black, Amb. Marcel Wahba

Posted by Arab American Institute on April 05, 2018 in Blog

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 Arab American Institute Foundation

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Arab Americans Celebrate Legacy of Kahlil Gibran with Spirit of Humanity Awards

20th Anniversary Gala Honors: the ACLU, Chef José Andrés & World Central Kitchen; Irish Senator Frances Black & Ambassador Marcel Wahba

Washington – On Thursday, April 26, the Arab American community will honor the legacy of author and poet Kahlil Gibran during the 20th Anniversary 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 in all...

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ADVISORY: April 26 Arab American Gala to Honor ACLU, Chef José Andrés, Irish Sen. Frances Black, Amb. Marcel Wahba

Posted on April 05, 2018 in Press Releases

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

 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

20th Anniversary Gala Honors: the ACLU, Chef José Andrés & World Central Kitchen; Irish Senator Frances Black & Ambassador Marcel Wahba

Washington – On Thursday, April 26, the Arab American community will honor the legacy of author and poet Kahlil Gibran during the 20th Anniversary 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 in all...

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Statement: AAI Responds to Inclusion of an Untested Citizenship Question on the Decennial Census

Posted by Arab American Institute on March 27, 2018 in Blog

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March 27, 2018

CONTACT:

Margaret Lowry, mlowry@aaiusa.org

(202) 652-4993

Statement from AAI Executive Director Maya Berry on the inclusion of an untested question on citizenship on the 2020 Census:

The decision by Secretary Ross and the Department of Commerce to move forward with the  inclusion of a citizenship question on the decennial census makes it clear that the Trump Administration is choosing to politicize the constitutionally mandated responsibility of conducting the census. This decision will deter many from responding to the decennial census, creating legitimate concern about the confidentiality of their personal information and fear about how...

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Statement: AAI Responds to Inclusion of an Untested Citizenship Question on the Decennial Census

Posted on March 27, 2018 in Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 27, 2018

CONTACT:

Margaret Lowry, mlowry@aaiusa.org

(202) 652-4993

Statement from AAI Executive Director Maya Berry on the inclusion of an untested question on citizenship on the 2020 Census:

The decision by Secretary Ross and the Department of Commerce to move forward with the  inclusion of a citizenship question on the decennial census makes it clear that the Trump Administration is choosing to politicize the constitutionally mandated responsibility of conducting the census. This decision will deter many from responding to the decennial census, creating legitimate concern about the confidentiality of their personal information and fear about how...

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AAI Welcomes DOJ Indictment for Hate Crime Against Man Who Repeatedly Threatened Organization

Posted by Arab American Institute on February 22, 2018 in Blog

Contact: jsalan@aaiusa.org; 202-429-9210  

AAI Welcomes DOJ Indictment for Hate Crime Against Man Who Repeatedly Threatened Organization

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February 22, 2018

(Washington) On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Justice charged a Virginia man with four counts of threatening Arab American Institute (AAI) staff because of their Arab ancestry and three counts of threatening AAI employees for their advocacy efforts on behalf of Arab Americans. The charges come at a time when hate crimes motivated by race, ethnicity or ancestry, and religion are on the rise. In 2016 hate crime incidents reported to the FBI increased by 4.6% with most of...

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AAI Welcomes DOJ Indictment for Hate Crime Against Man Who Repeatedly Threatened Organization

Posted on February 22, 2018 in Press Releases

Contact: jsalan@aaiusa.org; 202-429-9210  

AAI Welcomes DOJ Indictment for Hate Crime Against Man Who Repeatedly Threatened Organization

For Immediate Release:

February 22, 2018

(Washington) On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Justice charged a Virginia man with four counts of threatening Arab American Institute (AAI) staff because of their Arab ancestry and three counts of threatening AAI employees for their advocacy efforts on behalf of Arab Americans. The charges come at a time when hate crimes motivated by race, ethnicity or ancestry, and religion are on the rise. In 2016 hate crime incidents reported to the FBI increased by 4.6% with...

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Statement: AAI Responds to Rejection of the "Middle Eastern or North African" Category from the 2020 Census

Posted by Arab American Institute on January 26, 2018 in Blog

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January 26, 2018

CONTACT:

Margaret Lowry, mlowry@aaiusa.org

(202) 652-4993

Statement from AAI Executive Director Maya Berry on the Rejection of the “Middle Eastern or North African” Category from the 2020 Census:

Today’s announcement from the Census Bureau that the 2020 Census would not include a new “Middle Eastern or North African” category or use a combined question format is an egregious rejection of stakeholder interest that impedes the possibility of an accurate count.

The decision comes after the Office of Management and Budget...

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AAI Responds to Rejection of the "Middle Eastern or North African" Category from the 2020 Census

Posted on January 26, 2018 in Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 26, 2018

CONTACT:

Margaret Lowry, mlowry@aaiusa.org

(202) 652-4993

Statement from AAI Executive Director Maya Berry on the Rejection of the “Middle Eastern or North African” Category from the 2020 Census:

Today’s announcement from the Census Bureau that the 2020 Census would not include a new “Middle Eastern or North African” category or use a combined question format is an egregious rejection of stakeholder interest that impedes the possibility of an accurate count.

The decision comes after the Office of Management and Budget...

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AAI Responds to White House Immigration Framework

Posted on January 26, 2018 in Press Releases

Contact: jsalan@aaiusa.org  For Immediate Release: January 26, 2018 Official Statement from AAI Executive Director Maya Berry:

In response to the White House’s release of their framework for immigration reform, Arab American Institute Executive Director Maya Berry issued the following statement: “The White House’s proposal on immigration is not a serious starting point for anyone, except those who seek to take our country back to a dark period in our history. The Trump Administration is attempting to radically redefine America’s immigration system with the gutting of family reunification and our diversity...

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AAI Joins 170 Rights Groups to Oppose DOJ's Attempt to Add Citizenship Question to 2020 Census

Posted on January 10, 2018 in Press Releases

The Arab American Institute and 169 civil and human rights groups, sent a letter to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross urging him to reject the Department of Justice’s request for Acting Census Director Ron Jarmin to add a new citizenship question on the 2020 Census. Download full letter here

Dear Secretary Ross:

On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States, and the undersigned 169 organizations,...

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