More than 40 speakers urge Anaheim City to designate Little Arabia

Anaheim City Hall, 10/26/2021 Approximately fifty people congregated at Anaheim’s City Hall, urging the Council to agendize the Designation of Little Arabia. The speakers came from diverse backgrounds, with many of Anaheim’s non-Arab residents advocating for their Arab neighbors and sharing their experiences with the community. The Council heard the prospects of economic benefits, the importance of cultural enclaves, and …

Advocates respond to new Councilwoman who oppose Little Arabia designation [VIDEO]

Advocates were present at Anaheim City Council’s September 28th meeting as the newly-appointed Councilwoman Gloria Shahagún Ma’ae (“muh-eye”) was sworn in. Fellows Amin Nash and Aneesah Muhammad provided public comments about their connection to Little Arabia and pressed the council to designate Little Arabia in District 2.  Amin provided examples of how Little Arabia served as an enclave for his …

Meet Our 2021/22 Transformative Leaders Fellows

Amin Nash is currently a PhD student at Claremont Graduate University, majoring in English. His research is focused on the American imagination, specifically the imagination produced by Arab and Muslim American authors. Amin reads canon American authors, such as Twain and Fitzgerald side-by-side Arab and Muslim American voices in an effort to diversify and discover new perspectives of America’s story.  …

Activists testify to keep Little Arabia whole during Redistricting process

The Arab American Civic Council team was present at the Anaheim Redistricting Community meetings held by Anaheim on Monday, September 1st, Wednesday, September 15th, and Thursday, September 16th. AACC members, including NNAAC Fellows, gave individual testimonies about their experience and connection with Little Arabia and discussed the possible geographic boundaries of the district with the committee. Redistricting of legislative boundaries …

300+ organizations and faith groups tell Biden: support Afghan refugees

Today, Refugee Council USA sent a letter to President Biden on behalf of 346 national, state, and local organizations and faith groups around the country, including the Arab American Civic Council, demanding the administration support all Afghans in need of humanitarian protection. Across organizations and communities one thing is clear: we are ready to welcome and support Afghan refugees.