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Special Message to the Michigan Arab Orchestra “Layali Zaman” Show:
FREE and Open to the Public
Special Message to the Michigan Arab Orchestra “Layali Zaman” Show:
Tomorrow, Friday, March 30, 2012. Doors will open at 7:00pm. The Michigan Arab Orchestra will be holding its third concert of their first inaugural season, and also marks the launch of ADC’s 1st Annual Cultural Night. The event will be held at the Fordson High School Theater located at 13800 Ford Rd. in Dearborn. The DOORS will open at 7:00PM and the show will begin at 7:30PM promptly. The Concert is free and open to the public. Join us and enjoy one of the most spectacular events of music and art. Bring your family members and friends. It’s our rich culture that makes us proud of who we are. We hope to see you there!
ADC Michigan Congratulates Attorney Adel Harb on Appointment to 19th District Court Magistrate
ADC Michigan Congratulates Siham Jaafar, Nadia Fadel-Bazzi and the Entire Images and Perceptions Team on a Successful Event
The 9th Annual Images and Perceptions of Arab Americans Workshop has just begun, today, March 29th, and there is a packed house. The full audience consists of a diverse crowd, with participation from the private sector, public officials, academic interests, and others. Over 300 registered participants will attend sessions on the Arab American experience, discrimination, the Hispanic Experience, and more. The event is expected to end by 3:30, following the last session on “Cultural Survival.”
ADC Michigan Met Executive Director of Enforcement & Removal Operations of the DHS:
On Friday, March 23, 2012, ADC Michigan participated in a Detroit Community Roundtable meeting with Mr. Mead, Executive Director of Enforcement & Removal Operations of the DHS to discuss the impacts of different immigration policies on the community. Among other agencies and community organizations present were, but not limited to: the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), American Immigration Lawyers association, Freedom House in Detroit and the Congress of Arab American Organizations (CCAO) in Michigan. Imad Hamad, ADC Sr. National advisor & regional Director and Mr. Zouheir Alawieh, President of the ADC Greater Detroit Chapter were able to present the ADC’s perspective to how the Arab-American & Muslim American community is affected by programs like Secure Communities, detention facilities challenges, Prosecutorial Discretion, TPS for Syrian Nationals and more. The discussion was very constructive as all agreed to continue open and constructive discussions related these important issues.
ADC Michigan Visits & Meets With Freedom House In Detroit:
“Partnering with ADC will allow Freedom House the opportunity to reach out to a wider audience who supports our mission, and who can share in our work for peace and justice for all of humanity” said, Deborah A. Drennan, Executive Director of the Freedom House in Detroit.
“Freedom House is a vital organization that we are proud to work with” said ADC Sr. National Advisor & regional Director Imad Hamad. “We were touched by the services provided by Freedom House that merits every support” Said Mr. Zouheir Alawieh, President of the ADC Greater Detroit Chapter.
To donate and help and learn more about the Freedom House please visit: www.freedomhousedetroit.org
Dearborn Police Department to Begin Traffic Enforcement Initiative
The Dearborn Police Department recently announced it will begin a Traffic Enforcement Initiative around April 2nd, 3rd, and 4th which will target moving violations on major streets and around schools. ADC Michigan echoes the Dearborn Police Department in encouraging all drivers to practice safe driving, do not drink and drive, yield to pedestrians, and don’t text or talk on the phone while driving. For more information, click here.
March is Reading Month! ADC Greater Detroit Chapter Read to Students at the Littlefield Head Start:
On Wednesday, March 28, 2012 and in recognition of March as the Reading Month, the ADC Greater Detroit Chapter participated in reading to the children and the students of Littlefield Head Start. Several organizations and key community leaders and members were invited to come and visit the school sites and read to the children to demonstrate that adult enjoy reading too. “Indeed this was a great experience to read and spend time with our children” Said, Zouheir Alawieh, ADC Greater Detroit Chapter President. “This was a great form of community service that is worthy of every support,” continued Mr. Alawieh.
ADC Michigan Attends Law Enforcement Mentoring Luncheon
On Thursday, March 29, ADC Michigan will join law enforcement officials on the University of Michigan, Dearborn campus for a luncheon discussing future mentoring programs for students in Dearborn. Dr. Ihsan Al Khatib, ADC Michigan Advisory Board Member, will represent ADC Michigan at the event and participate in the dialogue with officials. Dr. Kevin Early, Chair of Criminology, will lead the Law Enforcement group for this endeavor. The luncheon will take place from Noon to 2:00pm.
ADC Greater Detroit Participates in the 3rd Annual Diversity Advisory Summit Committee
On Thursday, March 29, the Diversity Summit Leadership Conference will be held to discuss issues regarding social justice with local high school students. On behalf of the ADC Michigan Greater Detroit Chapter, Board Member Attorney Zainab Aljebori, will lead two workshops for the conference. The conference will be held at Ten Eyck from 12:00pm – 2:00pm. Students from Fordson, Dearborn and Edsel Ford High School will participate in this event.
ADC Michigan to Speak at Wayne State Law “Racial Profiling and Youth of Color…Is It Safe to be Me?” Event
On Monday, April 2nd from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Wayne State Law School will host a community discussion on Racial Profiling. ADC Michigan’s Advisory Board President, Attorney Shereef Akeel will speak at the event. It will be held in the Damon J. Keith Auditorium at Wayne State Law School.
Students Taking Action Today to hold its First Annual Dinner
On Friday, April 13, 2012 6:00PM, Students Taking Action Today is proud to announce their first annual dinner on the 13th of April at Byblos Banquets. The event is titled Peer Motivation, and will unveil a plan to resolve the problems of the education system with community involvement. Tickets are $25. For more information please contact Husain Bazzi at 313-282-9107 or Imad Mourad at 313-953-2821.
ADC Michigan to Participate in Panel on: A Year in Tahrir: The Future of the Arab Spring and its Implications in the US
On Saturday, April 14th from 9:00am – 4:30pm, the Program for International Legal Studies at Wayne State Law School, along with the National Security Network and the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding is hosting a conference to discuss the Future of the Arab Spring and its Implications in the United States. ADC Michigan’s Director Imad Hamad will be participating in a panel discussion about how Arabs are viewed and perceived around the world. The event will be held at the Wayne State Law School Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium. To register and for more information, visit http://law.wayne.edu/international-studies/arab-spring.php
The ADC Michigan News and Views:
An E-News update that is compiled and prepared by ADC Michigan staff. All rights to this newsletter are reserved for ADC. However, please feel free to circulate this information with proper acknowledgement. For more information, please contact ADC Michigan Regional Office at 313-581-1201 or via fax at: 313-581-1604 or via Email at: firstname.lastname@example.org