Online and phone registration for the ADC National Convention closed as of Monday, June 10 at 11:59 PM. At this time Advocacy Day Registration is permanently closed, but registration for the rest of the convention will be available at the door for varying prices.
ADC starts with you.
This year’s theme “It Starts with You” is a simple but profound statement which means that ADC exists for you, and has no purpose without you.
The success of the convention is largely determined by your participation and involvement. Registration is required to attend… so sign up today!
|From activists to entertainers and educators to journalists, all of our stellar panelists are renowned leaders in their respective communities. Take a look at some featured panelists below. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to speak to such an eclectic group of movers and shakers! A full list of speakers and panelists can be found here.|
Every year, more than 1,000 movers and shakers come together in DC to organize the Arab American community and advocate for our rights. Don’t you want to be one of them?
Meet with the White House and Congress, get to know other Arab Americans, learn about ADC’s efforts and achievements, and help shape our priorities. This year’s theme “It Starts with You” is a simple but profound statement reflecting how ADC exists for you, and has no purpose without you. The success of our work is largely determined by your participation and involvement.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
White House Visit & Briefing
Transportation to the Hill, boxed Lunch, and Orientation on the Bus
Meetings on the Hill
Debrief: Day In Washington
Congressional Dinner Reception on the Hill
Friday, June 14, 2013
Plenary: It Starts with You!
Civil Rights Lunch and Awards: Common Bonds, Common Challenges
Civil Rights Panel: Justice Denied
ADC: Government Agency Community Forum
Jack Shaheen Mass Communications Scholarship Awards
Cultural Program: I Believe in We!
Raqs wa Tarab Hafla
Saturday, June 15, 2013
General Assembly & Breakfast (ADC Members Only)
Plenary: Defining the Arab American Agenda
Workshops on the Power of Organizing
Luncheon: It Starts with Us!
Arab Citizen Journalism
Obama’s New Foreign Policy in the Arab World: Looking Ahead
Student Session: Youth Engagement and Civic Empowerment
Gala Awards Banquet
Layali Arabia Dance Party!
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Closing Plenary: Together
Palestine Panel: Role of Culture in the Palestinian National Project
Palestine Lunch: Regional and International Impact on Palestinian National Reconciliation
Entrepreneur. Lawyer. Professor. Legislator. Mayor. President, U.S. Conference of Mayors. CEO of the National Urban League, the nation’s largest civil rights organization. In a distinguished professional career that has spanned 25 years, Marc Morial has performed all of these roles with excellence, and is one of the most accomplished servant-leaders in the nation. As an…
Linda Sarsour is a working woman, community activist, and mother of three. Ambitious, outspoken and independent, Linda shatters stereotypes of Muslim women while also treasuring her religious and ethnic heritage. She is a Palestinian Muslim American and a self-proclaimed “pure New Yorker, born and raised in Brooklyn!” Currently she is the National Advocacy Director for…
Benjamin Todd Jealous is the 17th President and CEO of the NAACP. Appointed at age 35 in 2008, he is the youngest person to lead the century old organization. During his tenure, the NAACP’s online activists have swelled from 175,000 to more than 600,000; its donors have increased from 16,000 individuals per year to more…
Congressman Keith Ellison represents Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Fifth District includes the City of Minneapolis and surrounding suburbs and is one of the most vibrant and ethnically diverse districts in Minnesota. Rep. Ellison’s guiding philosophy is based on “generosity and inclusion” and his priorities in Congress are building prosperity for…