Saturday, October 07, 2006

PR: ADC Names new national executive director

ADC Press Release

Oakar Announces New ADC National Executive Director

Washington, DC October, 3, 2006 Today, Hon. Mary Rose Oakar, President of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), announced the appointment of Kareem Shora as National Executive Director of ADC. Shora, who joined ADC in 2000 as legal advisor has served most recently as Legal and Policy Director for ADC.

In his new capacity as National Executive Director, Shora will work directly with, and report to ADC President Mary Rose Oakar.ADC President Oakar said, "We are looking forward to working with Kareem in his role as National Executive Director. For the past six years he has demonstrated his unwavering commitment to ADC and to protecting the civil and human rights of all Americans. His ability to represent our community using a balanced, professional, yet passionate voice of reason has been recognized globally, nationally, and by other leading organizations and agencies." She added, "In creating this new position and making this appointment, we will continue to build upon ADC successes of the past 26 years. Today, ADC is needed more than ever, and with this new structure we continue to move forward."

Working with President Oakar and ADC's talented and award-winning staff, Shora will manage ADC's daily operations. Shora will also continue strengthening alliances with partner organizations, work toward fostering the development of a national strategic policy agenda to organize and mobilize ADC's chapters into a stronger grassroots base, and leading efforts to advance that agenda.


NOTE TO EDITORS: The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), which is non- sectarian and non-partisan, is the largest Arab American civil rights organization in the United States. It was founded in 1980, by former Senator James Abourezk to combat racial stereotyping and to protect the civil rights of people of Arab descent in the United States. ADC has 38 chapters nationwide, including chapters in every major city in the country, and members in all 50 states.