Change Makers Dinner to honor remarkable contributions of national Arab American leaders


Honorees to be awarded based on their groundbreaking achievements in journalism, nonprofit organization, grassroots campaigns, and as humanitarians

DEARBORN, Mich.—The National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC) will offer the public the opportunity to dine with distinguished  movers and shakers of the Arab American community, including three highly esteemed guests who will be awarded for their national accomplishments, at The Arab American Summit’s Change Makers Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 at 7 p.m.

WHAT: NNAAC will host The Arab American Summit’s Change Makers Dinner, which includes an awards presentation for three national Arab American trailblazers, who have risen to the top of their respective fields and have had a positive, transformational impact on the world and their communities.

WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 – 7 p.m.

WHERE: Bint Jebail Cultural Center – 6220 Miller Road Dearborn, MI 48126

WHO: NNAAC and ACCESS leadership, distinguished guests, and our Change Maker awardees:

  • Spirit of Service Awardee: Ali Baleed Almaklani, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Yemen American Benevolent Association (YABA)
  • Emerging Leader Awardee: Sara El-Amine, Executive Director of Organize for Action
  • Breakthrough Awardee: Ayman Mohyeldin, Foreign Correspondent for NBC News and Anchor for MSNBC

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About the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC)

The National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC), a program of ACCESS, is a national consortium of 24 independent Arab American community-based organizations. Its mission is the development of Arab American community-based nonprofit organizations that understand, meet the needs and represent the concerns of Arab Americans at a local level while collectively addressing those issues at a national level.

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