Tuesday, September 29, 2009

ADC Names Melissa Bejjani to national staff

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Press Release: 
Melissa Bejjani Joins ADC National Office Staff

Washington, DC | September 29, 2009 | www.adc.org | The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination (ADC) is pleased to welcome a new addition to the ADC National office. Melissa Bejjani is a recent graduate of George Mason University where she earned a degree in Government and International Politics with a concentration in International and Comparative Politics. Bejjani is of Lebanese origin, but grew up in the Sultanate of Oman. During her college years, Bejjani was Vice President and Acting President of Pi Sigma Alpha’s Honor Society. Bejjani, who is fluent in English and Arabic, interned at the ADC National Office as a Government Affairs associate during summer 2009. She will be serving in multiple capacities and working with the ADC Finance, Government Affairs and Organizing Departments.

ADC President Mary Rose Oakar said “We are pleased to welcome Melissa. She is a talented, industrious and knowledgeable woman who will complement the work of ADC and our staff.”
Bejjani formally started with ADC at the beginning of September and can be reached at mbejjani@adc.org.

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 protect the civil rights of people of Arab descent in the United States and to promote the cultural heritage of the Arabs. ADC has 38 chapters nationwide, including chapters in every major city in the country, and members in all 50 states.

The ADC Research Institute (ADC-RI), which was founded in 1981, is a Section 501(c)(3) educational organization that sponsors a wide range of programs on behalf of Arab Americans and of importance to all Americans. ADC-RI programs include research studies, seminars, conferences and publications that document and analyze the discrimination faced by Arab Americans in the workplace, schools, media, and governmental agencies and institutions. ADC-RI also celebrates the rich cultural heritage of the Arabs.

Contact: ADC Media Department, media@adc.org

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