On Tragic Anniversary, AAI Joins Families and Civil Rights Organizations to Call for Action on Hate Crime (WASHINGTON, D.C.)- On the anniversary of the 2016 murder of Khalid Jabara in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the 2017 murder of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, Virginia, Arab American Institute Executive Director Maya Berry issued the following statement: ...
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Washington Watch- We Have a Problem: Guns
by James Zogby in Washington Watch
Once again, mass shootings are in the US headlines. And in the aftermath of yet another massacre of innocents, we are in the throes of what has become patterned ritual behavior. After the initial shock, we undergo a brief period of mourning, followed by an equally brief period of soul-searching, data charts reminding us how many have died from mass shootings in the past month, year, decade, etc.; analysts commenting about what was unique or not so unique with this particular shooting; and, of course, finger-pointing at those who we believe have incited or organized the violence... Continue Reading....
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Tomorrow is the anniversary of the deaths of two victims of hate crime. Khalid Jabara and Heather Heyer were killed on the same day, August 12, one year apart: Khalid, in 2016, standing on his front doorstep in Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Heather, in 2017, marching peacefully in Charlottesville, Virginia. While the devastating murders...
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On the evening of August 6, 2019, AAI joined leading civil rights and advocacy organizations in a candlelight vigil at the foot of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. to mark the 54th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act. Organizers called on Congress to...