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Thursday, September 22, 2005
ADC Press Release: ACC Celebrates 'Women of Achievement' in Michigan Oakar to Receive 'Civil Rights Award' http://www.adc.org/index.php?id=2601 Washington, DC, September 22, 2005--Hon. Mary Rose Oakar, President of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), will be receiving the American and Chaldean Council (ACC) 2005 'Civil Rights Award' for her work and dedication in the area of civil rights. Oakar will receive the award at ACC's 26th Annual Civic and Humanitarian Awards Gala on Saturday, September 24, in Detroit, Michigan at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center.ACC's Gala will attract more than 1500 guests, including leaders representing national and state policy-making, members of the judiciary, leaders of the corporate world and health care industries, and educational institutions and foundations.Other honoree include: Jane Arraf, CNN's Senior Baghdad Correspondent; Mary Sue Coleman, President, University of Michigan; Helen Daoud, Philanthropist; Irma Elder, President/CEO of Elder Automotive Group; Barbara Farrah, State Representative, Michigan; Maya Hammoud, University of Michigan; Pricilla Khoury, Member of the Board of Director, ACC; Captain Katrina Mathews, Salvation Army; Iman Mohamed, Medical College of Ohio; and Nida Samona, Michigan Liquor Control Commission.ACC is recognized as the largest human services organization serving the needs of the Arab and Chaldean population. They offer programs to assist the newly arrived immigrants adjust to their new environment. They also serve over 80,000 clients annually with over 50 specialized services. The programs offered by ACC include state sponsored Workfirst and Placement programs, Behavioral Health, Public and Primary Health Care, Cultural Tapestry, and Youth Centered Enrichment and Leadership Programs.ACC was founded in 1979 in Michigan and is the largest community based, human service organization assisting the Middle Eastern communities in the U.S., providing services specifically tailored for this unique population. ACC will mark this year 26 years of dedicated human services for its local communities and determination to making a difference as a leading educational, employment and health care human services organizations.For more information on the Gala and about ACC, please see: www.arabacc.org or read their press release below. ______________________________________________________________________PRESS RELEASE FROM ACCThe Arab American and Chaldean Celebrate Women of AchievementSeptember 21, 2005Detroit, Mich., - On Saturday, September 24th at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center, 6 p.m., the Arab American and Chaldean Council (ACC) will host Celebrating Women of Achievement at its 26th Annual Civic and Humanitarian Awards Gala.The evening's theme is a tribute to all women, honoring their extraordinary leadership and accomplishments. President and CEO of the Chrysler Group Dieter Zetsche is the evenings Keynote Speaker and recipient of the 2005 International Leadership Award. DaimlerChrysler has been identified by ACC as the leading Detroit based corporation in recognizing the pioneering spirit of women and promoting their accomplishments.The evening's program will be emceed by specialty reporter Paula Tutman of WDIV Channel 4. This year’s 2005 honorees are: - Jane Arraf, Senior Baghdad Correspondent, CNN - Mary Sue Coleman, President, University of Michigan - Helen Daoud, Philanthropist - Irma Elder, President/CEO, Elder Automotive Group - Barbara Farrah, State Representative, State of Michigan - Maya Hammoud, M.D., University of Michigan - Priscilla Khoury, ACC Board Member - Captain Katrina Mathews, Salvation Army- Iman Mohamed, M.D., Medical College of Ohio - Honorable Mary Rose Oakar, President, American-Arab Anti Discrimination Committee - Nida Samona, Michigan Liquor Control Commission, State of MichiganACC is proud to celebrate as we continue to make a difference in our communities as the leading educational, employment and healthcare human services organization. This year's gala will attract more than 1,500 guests, including leaders representing national and state policy-making, members of the judiciary, leaders of the corporate world and health care industries, and educational institutions and foundations. Last year, ACC hosted The Prince of Jordan His Excellency Prince Hamzah and Princess Noor of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.Tickets are still available; please call 248-559-1990 for more information.ACC is the largest non-profit human service organization to provide services to the Middle Eastern Community in Southeast Michigan. For more information onACC services, please visit us at www.arabacc.org.__ ________________________________________________________________________Celebrate ADC's 25 Years of Dedicated Service to Civil and Human Rights by:CONTRIBUTING TO AND/OR JOINING ADChttps://www.adc.org/membership/For more information, contact Laila Al-Qatami at:American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)4201 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 300 Washington, DC 20008Tel: 202-244-2990 Fax 202-244-3196 E-mail: email@example.com
Posted by PALFORCE at 9/22/2005 10:33:00 PM