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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.
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Posted by Guest on June 17, 2019 in Blog
In 2020, for the first time ever, the US Census will allow for online responses. This will be accompanied by an increase in official Census Bureau advertisements, particularly online, including social media. However, Census officials are anticipating targeted campaigns on social media designed to spread disinformation about the decennial census, which will compete with official advertisements for space on timelines and in respondents’ memory.
Ever since the 2016 election, the question of how to deal with disinformation – that is, maliciously spread false information – on social media has made headlines, and social media companies ranging from Facebook...Read more
Posted by Kai Wiggins on May 02, 2019 in Blog
Posted on April 01, 2019 in Press Releases
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April 1, 2019
CONTACT: Tess Waggoner
On National Census Day of Action, AAI Launches “Yalla Count Me In”
WASHINGTON, DC – On April 1, 2019 the Arab American Institute along with a coalition of Arab American organizations formally launches, Yalla Count Me In, a national campaign to Get Out the Count (GOTC) of Arab Americans during the upcoming decennial Census in 2020. This launch corresponds with the National Day of Action hosted by the Census Counts coalition, civil rights groups who are working to ensure all communities, especially those who are designated as
Posted on October 23, 2018 in Press Releases
AAI Calls on the RNC and NRCC to Condemn Duncan Hunter’s Bigotry
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CONTACT: Omar Baddar
The Arab American Institute (AAI), a non-partisan organization advocating on behalf of the Arab American community, is calling on the Republican National Committee (RNC) and the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) to condemn Duncan Hunter’s bigoted campaign against Arab American challenger Ammar Campa-Najjar.
In a letter to RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and NRCC Chairman Steve Stivers, AAI noted Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter’s rhetoric and campaign ads, depicting...Read more
Posted by Kai Wiggins on August 10, 2018 in Blog
Sunday marks the second anniversary of the murder of Khalid Jabara, who was killed on the front porch of his Tulsa, Oklahoma, home on August 12, 2016. The killer, who lived next door to the Jabaras, was convicted of first-degree murder, a hate crime, and two misdemeanors. This tragic, preventable hate crime, featured as a case study in Underreported, Under Threat, was not reported in official FBI hate crime statistics.
In our case study, we draw extensively from a powerful interview that Arjun Singh Sethi, a civil rights lawyer and activist, conducts with members of Khalid’s family for his...Read more
Posted by Suher Adi on July 26, 2018 in Blog
The 2020 Census is the cornerstone of a functioning democracy. The data collected serves many purposes, for all those residing in the United States. From redistricting and helping Congress appropriate the right amount of funds for various services to helping determine where schools and hospitals should be built, the Census is an avenue for the federal government to support the people as intended.
For years communities have been asking the Bureau to change the race and ethnicity categories used due to the need of providing more categories for a more accurate count of underrepresented communities. This disaggregation of data...Read more
Posted by Guest on July 23, 2018 in Blog
By Johanna, Yalla Vote Field Organizer: CA
As election day fast approaches, #YallaVote in California has been extending its programming to the Inland Empire, serving Arab Americans in the San Bernardino and Riverside counties, which are home to two of the biggest Arab American communities in the state. On Friday, July 20, we joined the community to encourage them to vote and remind them how showing up at the polls can make sure their community gets the representation it deserves.
Despite a record-breaking heat wave, families were happy to discuss the upcoming elections and...Read more
Posted by Guest on July 12, 2018 in Blog
By Allison Ulven
On Wednesday night, AAI hosted a networking event with students from Georgetown University’s Student Leaders Program, which is supported by the U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI). Students from Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, and West Bank and Gaza visited the office for a meet-and-greet learn more about the work of the Institute.
Looking to develop the leadership skills of its participants, the program teaches students to build relationships between citizens, civil society, and the government; to settle local issues; and gain a better understanding of...Read more