Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Helen Thomas to be Honored on November 18, 2010

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Helen Thomas to be Honored on November 18, 2010

Washington, DC | www.adc.org | September 21, 2010 - The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is proud to announce that it will be hosting a gala in honor of the great Helen Thomas. The gala will take place Thursday, November 18, 2010, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road, Washington, DC 20008. ADC invites members and friends to join in the celebration honoring Helen’s dedicated service to our country as a journalism trailblazer, and her legendary front row coverage of the White House for over sixty years.

Helen was born in Winchester, Kentucky, on August 4, 1920. She graduated from Wayne State University, and in 1943 started work for United Press International (UPI). As a member of the UPI White House Team, she covered every single U.S. President since President John F. Kennedy. From 2000 - 2010, Helen was a columnist for the Hearst News Service. In addition, Helen also served as President of the Women's National Press Club in 1959 -60, and was the first woman officer of the National Press Club; she became the first woman officer of the White House Correspondents Association in its 50 years of existence, and served as its first woman president in 1975-76. Helen is the author of a number of outstanding books, including Front Row at the White House, Watchdogs of Democracy?, and Listen Up, Mr. President. For more biographical information, please click here.

Become a sponsor of this special celebration or purchase individual tickets.
For more information, please call ADC at 202-244-2990 or email nmohamad@adc.org


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NOTE TO EDITORS: The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), which is non-profit, non-sectarian and non-partisan, is the largest grassroots Arab-American civil rights and civil liberties organization in the United States. It was founded in 1980 by former Senator James Abourezk. ADC has a national network of chapters and members in all 50 states.

The ADC Research Institute (ADCRI) is a Section 501(c)(3) educational affiliate. ADCRI 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 and ADCRI celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Arabs and Arab-Americans.