AACC Urges End to Immigrant Detention on World Refugee Day

On Wednesday, June 20th, the Arab American Civic Council stood in solidarity with the families at the border to mourn family separation and demand an end to their inhumane detention. We joined community leaders from different organizations including Activate Labs, World Relief-Southern California, and CAIR-LA at the Theo Lacy Detention Center in Orange to center the voices of refugees and …

TPS for Yemenis in the US must be extended and re-designated

The Arab American Civic Council joined more than a dozen prominent national advocacy, civil rights, and faith based organizations to endorse a Congressional ‘Dear Colleague’ letter authored by Rep. Debbie Dingell, which calls the Department of Homeland Security and Department of State to extend and re-designate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Yemenis in the United States. The administration must renew …

Actress and Comedian Jennifer Jajeh to Perform at Arab American Heritage Gala

Jennifer Jajeh is a Palestinian-American actress and comedian who performs on stages internationally. Locally, she’s made appearances at the Comedy Store Hollywood, Flappers, and The Ice House to name a few. Before settling in La, she toured the globe for five years, performing her critically acclaimed one woman show, “I Heart Hamas: And Other Things I’m Afraid to Tell You” …