Additional Information on the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)

Additional Information on the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)


ADC’s Women’s Empowerment Forum (WEF) “to give Arab American women the opportunity and the space to communicate their issues and find solutions in regards to women’s rights.”

ADC administers a Kahlil Gibran Appreciation Initiative to promote “a more far-reaching appreciation for the cherished works” of the late philosopher, poet, artist, and writer (1883-1931).

In 1987 the Committee honored filmmaker Michael Moore for his “courageous efforts in journalism.”

In 1993 the organization joined forces with the American Civil Liberties Union to sue Pan American World Airways for having detained a man of Iranian descent during the first Persian Gulf War. “Arab Americans will not tolerate such blatant acts of corporate discrimination which unfairly treat us as a suspect class of criminals and terrorists,” said ADC President Albert Mokhiber.

In January 2002, ADC’s San Francisco chapter endorsed War Times, an anti-Iraq War newspaper created by San Francisco leftists affiliated mainly with with STORM and the Committees of Correspondence.

ADC in 2004 contributed $1,000 to the congressional campaign of Cynthia McKinney (D – Georgia). Samer Khalaf (Chairman of the ADC Political Outreach Committee in New Jersey) and Hareth Raddawi (a Board member of ADC’s Chicago branch) made personal contributions to McKinney’s campaign as well.

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