Muslim Ban Blocked as Demonstrators Take to the Streets in LA

  The Arab American Civic Council welcomes the decision by two federal court judges who blocked President Trump’s third and latest version of the Muslim Ban. U.S. District Court Judge Derrick K. Watson in Hawaii,  first issued the block on Tuesday, October 17th, only hours before the ban was set to take effect. The federal court in Maryland followed on …

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Meet our new Transformative Leaders Fellow

Johanna Mustafa is a recent Political Science graduate from the University of Southern California. As a Palestinian American raised in Amman – Jordan, Johanna developed a strong commitment for social justice, human rights, and civic engagement at a young age. She gained a closer insight into the world of politics and community organizing through her academic background and internship experiences …

Invitation: #NoMuslimBanEver March & Rally in Los Angeles

Please join us for a march and rally in Downtown Los Angeles on October 15 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m., to uplift the voices of those most impacted by the anti-Arab and Islamophobic rhetoric and policies of the Trump Administration. The march/rally will take place at the Japanese American National Museum: 100 N Central Ave, Los Angeles CA 90012. This march and rally is in response to President …

Bilingual Guidebook for Refugees in Greater LA Released

The Refugees Welcome Guidebook, a project by the Arab American Civic Council and Activate Labs, was officially released at the Refugees Welcome Ramadan Iftar dinner on Wednesday, June 21. The event, which was attended by more than 170 people including 28 refugees, took place at Olive Tree Restaurant in Anaheim’s Little Arabia District. The bilingual guidebook (Arabic/English) seeks to support refugee resettlement by providing …