Arab Americans in SoCal take part in resistance against Trump’s executive orders

Last Friday evening a Seattle judge instituted a nationwide restraining order against the bigoted executive order to ban travel from 7 Muslim-majority countries, which halted its implementation across the entire U.S.  The White House then promised to appeal the decision, but the appeal was denied, allowing the affected immigrants to continue to travel to the U.S. This victory was won because …

Resist Trump’s Executive Orders

The Trump administration is turning the bigoted rhetoric of his presidential campaign into bigoted policy, less than a week into holding office. The proposed ban on Muslims and shut down of our borders are the first steps in a Trump-era agenda that criminalizes entire communities based on their nationality and origin. We are resisting.  We participated in the Women’s March this …

2016 in Review

2016 was a year of many successes and challenges for our community. As the political dynamics in America are changing with the new administration under President-Elect Donald Trump’s leadership, our work must continue to grow in order to challenge bigotry and work towards a more welcoming and equitable society. In the past 12 months, our work was vital to raise …

Will Anaheim designate Little Arabia?

During the Anaheim City Council candidates forum hosted at the Arab American Community Center in Anaheim on October 24, 2016, every candidate present stated, if elected, they would support the official designation of Little Arabia. Little Arabia, a cultural destination in West Anaheim mainly on and around Brookhurst Street, is a collection of Arab-American owned businesses such as Middle Eastern …