Posted by Tess Waggoner on February 24, 2020 in Blog

As part of the Arab American Generations series, AAI jointly hosted a speed networking event with the D.C. chapter of the Network of Arab American Professionals (NAAP-DC) on February 19, 2020. Arab Americans from a variety of professional sectors gathered at The Green Zone, an award-winning D.C. bar run by Arab American entrepreneur Chris Hassaan Francke. Attendees were able to mingle and interact with each other, as well as hear from AAI staff about our ongoing efforts with the Yalla Vote and Yalla, Count Me In! campaigns. Attendees enjoyed The Green Zone’s award-winning menu, which includes unique drinks inspired by the flavors of the region, traditional Arab cocktails, and famed imported products that inspired nostalgia, like Almaza and Taybeh beers.   

As attendees networked, they also had the chance to peruse selections from AAI’s newly launched online shop, which carries a wide selection of Census and GOTV clothing and materials for supporters. AAI Government Relations intern Edy Semaan said, “It was a very engaging gathering for the Arab American community in the Washington D.C. area. I enjoyed meeting people face-to-face and having meaningful conversations about our communities’ issues and future.”

Arab American Generations Series
Each month, AAI’s Generations brings together Arab American professionals in the Washington, D.C. area to celebrate, learn, serve and network with one another. From college interns to seasoned professionals, Generations convenes talented and passionate Arab Americans from diverse backgrounds for intimate conversations on lessons and best practices navigating careers in public service and beyond.

Be sure to check our calendar for announcements about our upcoming events.