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… Continue reading AACC Urges End to Immigrant Detention on World Refugee Day

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

In Washington, Arab Americans met for Congressional briefing and rallied against the Muslim Ban

On April 24 the Arab American Civic Council Executive Director Rashad Al-Dabbagh and Transformative Leaders Fellow Johanna Mustafa traveled to Washington, DC for the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC) Arab American Leadership Days, organized in part with the Arab American Institute, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, and the Network for Arab American Professionals.   Our… Continue reading In Washington, Arab Americans met for Congressional briefing and rallied against the Muslim Ban

3rd annual Arab American Heritage Gala a success

Close to 200 community members turned out for the Arab American Civic Council’s 3rd annual Arab American Heritage Gala on Saturday April 21, 2018 at the Great Wolf Lodge in Garden Grove. Among this year’s extraordinary Arab American Heritage Gala awardees were philanthropist and co-founder of the Palestine Children Relief Fund Dr. Musa Nasir who received… Continue reading 3rd annual Arab American Heritage Gala a success

Loubna Qutami to Deliver Keynote Address at Arab American Heritage Gala

The Arab American Civic Council is proud to announce that community organizer Loubna Qutami has been confirmed to deliver the keynote address at its 3rd annual Arab American Heritage Gala, which will be held on Saturday, April 21st at the Great Wolf Lodge in Garden Grove, CA. Loubna is a doctoral candidate in the Department… Continue reading Loubna Qutami to Deliver Keynote Address at Arab American Heritage Gala

CA State Senate adopts resolution commemorating Arab American Heritage Month

The Arab American Civic Council applauds the California State Senate for adopting Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 123, authored by State Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) with unanimous support. SCR 123 commemorates the month of April as “Arab American Heritage Month” in California and recognizes the important contributions of Arab Americans to our state. In addition to presenting SCR 123… Continue reading CA State Senate adopts resolution commemorating Arab American Heritage Month

April is Arab American Heritage Month

Once again we at the Arab American Civic Council are excited to mobilize cities and communities to celebrate April as Arab American Heritage Month as we have done in the past couple years with resolutions passed in the State of California and cities of Anaheim and Garden Grove. SEE: California Senate resolution to honor Arab… Continue reading April is Arab American Heritage Month