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'Halal in the Family' sitcom debunks anti-Muslim prejudice with comedy

 

Have you hoped that one day there would be a sitcom featuring an "all-American Muslim family"? Then you must check out Aasif Mandvi, of The Daily Show, in his newly released sitcom parody Halal in the Family.

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Service Day Recap

We’re proud to share that the 2015 National Arab American Service Day was a success! Nearly 2,000 volunteers nationwide took part in 18 projects organized by 23 organizations in 17 cities and the District of Columbia. 

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NNAAC disappointed by federal appeals court immigration decision

 

The National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC) is disappointed to learn that a federal appeals court today denied the Obama administration’s request to lift a hold on the president’s executive actions on immigration, DAPA and DACA (expanded), which would have granted protection from deportation as well as work permits to millions of undocumented immigrants living in the United States.

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NNAAC demands justice for Freddie Gray

The National Network for Arab American Communities stands in solidarity with the Baltimore community and joins the calls demanding justice for Freddie Gray. We urge the Baltimore Police Department to provide much needed answers to the Gray family and the community at large. Police violence is a national epidemic and it is incumbent on all people of conscious to demand the end of police brutality, demand accountability and transparency of all law enforcement agencies. We must work to rebuild trust between communities and law enforcement to ensure the safety of all Americans. 

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5 Quotes to Transform Your Nonprofit Storytelling

Here's a great blog post that shares insight about the power of good storytelling.

 

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NNAAC joins Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

The National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC) is now a proud member of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the nation’s premier civil and human rights coalition.

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NNAAC wraps up advantageous Arab American Advocacy Week in DC

Once again, the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC) has completed a successful Arab American Advocacy Week.  

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Arab American Advocacy Week kicks off in Washington, DC

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Arab Americans from across the country have gathered in Washington, D.C. this week for the 7th Annual Arab American Advocacy Week to discuss domestic policy issues facing their community.

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Levantine Cultural Center inspires cocreation across faiths, ethnicities

Levantine Cultural Center, a member of the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC), was recently featured and recognized for bringing "down the walls of separation and dehumanisation" between people from different faiths and cultures.

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NNAAC Fellow Sundous Daghash: Program broadened my understanding of social justice

NNAAC’s Transformative Fellowship Program (formerly the Youth Fellowship Program) develops crucial leadership skills in select university students across the country through an ongoing partnership with our various member organizations. These aspiring young adults learn more about the issues facing Arab American communities, see how nonprofits are managed and work toward creating a personal professional growth plan. 

Get to know Sundous Daghash, one of the dynamic 2014-15 fellows, in our interview with her below.

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"As a freshman in college the program broadened my understanding of social justice and the inequalities within the community."

 

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