The Arab American Civic Council is proud to announce that it will present the Spirit of Service Award to Samar Aziz for her inspirational work serving refugee communities in Orange County at its 3rd annual Arab American Heritage Gala. In 2012, Samar Aziz co-founded Sabil USA, a nonprofit organization that serves the indigent and refugee… Continue reading Samar Aziz to receive Spirit of Service Award at Arab American Heritage Gala
The Arab American Civic Council is proud to announce that it will honor Jewish Voice for Peace during its 3rd annual Arab American Heritage Gala on Saturday, April 21 at the Great Wolf Lodge in Garden Grove. JVP will receive the Solidarity in Action Award in recognition of their outstanding advocacy work for human rights, equality, social justice,… Continue reading Jewish Voice for Peace to receive Solidarity in Action Award at Arab American Heritage Gala
The Arab American Civic Council proudly announced today it will honor longtime community leader and philanthropist Dr. Musa Nasir during its 3rd annual Arab American Heritage Gala on Saturday, April 21 at the Great Wolf Lodge in Garden Grove. Dr. Nasir has been an active leader both in his own community and in Arab American… Continue reading Dr. Musa Nasir to receive AACC’s Joseph R. Haiek Lifetime Achievement Award at Arab American Heritage Gala
In an Op-Ed published in the Voice of OC, Arab American Civic Council Executive Director Rashad Al-Dabbagh writes about the Trump Administration's decision to continue counting Arabs as White in the decennial Census. The Census Bureau announced that the 2020 Census will not include a new “Middle Eastern or North African” category. He argues that Arab… Continue reading Op-Ed: Arab Americans want their own Census box
Los Angeles, 1/25/ 2018 – It is with a profound sense of loss and sadness that the Arab American Civic Council mourns the passing of Mr. Joseph Haiek, who passed away this morning, January 25, 2018, at 10am in Cairo, Egypt. Haiek developed pneumonia during a trip to Egypt where, accompanied by his daughter Caterina… Continue reading Arab American Civic Council Mourns the Passing of Joseph Haiek
2017 was a year of many successes and challenges for the Arab American community. As our nation has become more polarized under the Trump Administration, our work must continue in order to challenge bigotry and work towards a more equitable and welcoming America. During the past 12 months, our work was vital to raise awareness… Continue reading 7 Arab American Civic Council Highlights in 2017!
The Arab American Civic Council co-hosted the 'Refugees Welcome Reception and Community Forum' in partnership with Activate Labs this past Saturday, December 16th, to uplift the voices of refugee families and discuss current issues pertaining to immigration policies. With the participation of elected officials, refugee families, and community members, we engaged in a productive discourse… Continue reading Elected Officials and Refugee families share a meal while discussing immigration issues at forum held in Little Arabia