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ADC Michigan News & Views: US Commission on Civil Right Reappointment, BRIDGES Meeting, “Secrets of Abu-Ghraib Prison” Disscussion, 14th. Annual “Martin Luther King Jr (MLK) Scholarship Dinner and more
ADC Sr. National advisor and Regional Director Reappointed to US Commission on Civil Rights
ADC Michigan extends its congratulations to Senior National Advisor and Regional Director Imad Hamad, who recently was reappointed to serve on the Michigan Committee of the US Commission on Civil Rights. Hamad was originally appointed to the Committee in July of 2007.
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) is part of the executive branch of the federal government that advises the President and U.S. Congress on civil rights matters. The Commission is composed of eight Commissioners: four appointed by the President and four by Congress and also has 51 State Advisory Committees (SAC) - one for each state and the District of Columbia. Each is composed of citizens familiar with local and state civil rights issues. The members assist the Commission with its fact-finding, investigative, and information dissemination functions. Individual members of these committees are recommended by the regional director of their area, approved by the Staff Director, and voted upon at a regular meeting of the Commissioners.
“I look forward to continuing to work with the members of this prestigious Commission to help promote civil rights and civil liberties on a local and national level,” states Hamad. “During these challenging times, we must make every effort to engage in constructive dialogue with one another.”
BRIDGES to Hold its Periodic Meeting on January 30, 2013:
On Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at11:30 am, Building Respect in Diverse Groups to Enhance Sensitivity (BRIDGES) will hold its periodic meeting. Invited members represent various government agencies and community leaders, including Barbara McQuade, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan.. The meeting is by invitation only.
BRIDGES was formed in the aftermath of 9/11 to foster communication and trust between law enforcement and the Arab American and Muslim communities. BRIDGES continues to facilitate open discussion, resulting in better relations and greater cooperation between the two groups. BRIDGES is currently Co-Chaired by Mr. Imad Hamad, ADC Regional Director and Patricia Fantazian of the Federal Air Marshals
ADC Michigan 14th. Annual “Martin Luther King Jr (MLK) Scholarship Dinner” on February 22nd – 6 PM
On Friday, February 22, 2013, at 6:00pm, American Citizens for Justice, Inc. and ADC Michigan will celebrate its 14th Annual Martin Luther King Scholarship Award dinner in Dearborn at the Byblos Banquet Center. Through this annual program, ADC Michigan carries the message of Dr. King to the communities of Metro Detroit. Mister of Ceremonies: Ron Savage - News Anchor/Reporter, Fox 2 News. The Program will include: Scholarship Awards Ceremony, Exceptional Scholarship Award Presentation, 2013 Ambassador of Goodwill, and dinner. The event is by invitation only.
“Secrets of Abu-Ghraib Prison” Benefit Dinner on February 2, 2013
On, Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 at 6pm, the Michigan Legal Fund (MLFA), Civil Liberties, and CAIR Michigan will be holding a Benefit Dinner “Secrets of Abu-Ghraib Prison Exposed” at Unity Banquet Hall in Bloomfield Hills. Come listen and learn about how Prisoners were tortured in Abu-Ghraib, and how the torturers were finally brought to trial.
Speakers Include – Attorney Shereef Akeel , Attorney Mohammed Alomari and Imam Dawud Walid, CAIR Michigan. All proceeds will be tax deductible and dedicated towards the victims. For more information contact Attorney Shereef Akeel at 248-269-9595, or via email at Shereef@akeelvalentine.com
Jury Forum Discussion- Town Hall Meeting on February 6, 2013:
On Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 6:30PM, The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan will be holding a town hall meeting for a conversation about the importance of ethnically and racially diverse juries in the criminal justice system and the importance of jury service. The forum will held at the Lebanese American Heritage Club facility located at 4337 Maple road in Dearborn. Speakers: Osama Siblani, Publisher, The Arab American News, Hon. Gerald E. Rosen, Hon. Denise Page Hood, Hon. Victoria A. Roberts, Chief Federal Defender Miriam Siefer, U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade Moderator: Assistant US Attorney Abed Hammoud.
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