Arab American Awards Gala Honors Christiane Amanpour, Ralph Nader and Others

Posted on March 28, 2013 in Press Releases

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Arab American Institute Foundation Gala Honors Christiane Amanpour,Children's Defense Fund & Marian Wright Edelman, Casey Kasem and Ralph NaderAmanpour to Receive Inaugural Anthony Shadid Award for Excellence in Journalism   

Washington, DC – March 28 – The Arab American Institute Foundation (AAIF) will hold its fifteenth annual Kahlil Gibran “Sprit of Humanity” Awards Gala on Tuesday, April 16th in Washington, DC. For fourteen years, the Gibran awards have recognized individuals, organizations, and corporations whose work reflects the ideals of the great Lebanese-American poet by promoting inclusion, cooperation and greater understanding among people...

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Gibran Awardee Profile: Children’s Defense Fund & Marian Wright Edelman

Posted by on March 27, 2013 in Blog
By Jade Zoghbi Marian Wright Edelman is the founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), a 40-year old organization dedicated to promoting social justice and advocating for disadvantaged and children and families.
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Reflecting on Shadow Sites: Works By Jannane Al-Ani

Posted by on February 08, 2013 in Blog
By Jade Zoghbi The exhibition by Iraqi-born and London-based artist Jananne Al-Ani (1966) is on view at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington DC until February 10, 2013.
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Praising Lasting Marriages: 80th Anniversary

Posted by on February 07, 2013 in Blog
By Jade Zoghbi John Betar (101) and Ann Shawah (97) crossed paths and fell in love in a Syrian American community located in Bridgeport, Connecticut. On November 25, 1932, the two decided to spend the rest of their lives together.
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The Human Factor: A Message of Reconciliation, Tolerance and Peace

Posted by on February 06, 2013 in Blog
By Jade Zoghbi On February 6, 2013, representatives from the The Parents Circle-Families Forum, the Alliance for the Middle East Peace, and The Telos Group took part in an important hill briefing.
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Naomi Shihab Nye: A Wandering Poet, Bridging Identities

Posted by on January 31, 2013 in Blog
By Jade Zoghbi Artist Naomi Shihab Nye makes sense of the world within and the communities in which she is immersed through the art of poetry.
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Arab American National Museum Holds Exhibit in Jacksonville, FL

Posted by on December 10, 2012 in Blog

By Jennine Vari

Fall 2012 Intern

This Saturday the Patriots and Peacemakers traveling exhibit will finish its visit to Jacksonville, Florida. The exhibit was presented at the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Michigan from November 2011 to August 2012, but with the help of the Ramallah American Club of Jacksonville and the Salaam Club of Jacksonville, the celebration of Arab Americans in the public service sector was  brought to Florida. The exhibit highlights Arab Americans of different nationalities and religions who have served in the military, Peace Corps, and Diplomatic Service. Through a collection of personal stories, photos, and...

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Al-Bustan Presents Karima Skalli

Posted by on November 27, 2012 in Blog
By Jennine Vari On Saturday December 1st, the Philadelphia-based nonprofit Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture will present Moroccan singer Karima Skalli at the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery
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Turaath: A Celebration of Arab Heritage, Folklore, and Tradition in America

Posted by on November 14, 2012 in Blog
By Vieshnavi Rattehalli Saturday, December 1st at the historic Lincoln Theatre on U St. NW in Washington DC, the American-Arab Anti- Discrimination Committee (ADC) and the ADC Women’s Initiative present the second annual Turaath.
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Smithsonian’s Roads of Arabia Exhibit

Posted by on November 05, 2012 in Blog
By Vieshnavi Rattehalli Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia comes to the Smithsonian Museum of Asian Art’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.
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