Tuesday, October 26, 2010

ADC Hosts U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan

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ADC Hosts U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan
Washington, DC | www.adc.org | October 26, 2010 – The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) extends its utmost thanks to Major General  J. Scott Gration, U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan, for addressing the community on the evening of October 25.  The private off-the-record town hall was held at the Crystal City Double Tree Hotel in Arlington, Virginia.  In hosting this event, ADC partnered with the Sudanese-American community, including the Sudanese-American Community Development Organization (SADCO), the Southern Sudanese Community of Greater Washington, DC, and the Sudan Unity Project (SUP).
In March 2009, President Obama appointed Maj Gen Gration to his current position.  After retiring from the U.S. Air Force, Maj Gen Gration served as the CEO of Millennium Villages; and  then joined the Safe Water Network where he helped to provide safe water to vulnerable populations in India, Bangladesh, and Ghana.  He was a National Security Adviser to the Obama Presidential campaign, and served as a Special Assistant to the President before being appointed to his current position.  Maj Gen Gration spent his childhood days in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and in the Republic of Kenya. 
The event provided an opportunity for community members to hear first hand from Maj Gen Gration about the status of peace negotiations and what the future may hold for Sudan.  He directly responded to the concerns of the community through a question and answer session.    We are grateful to Maj Gen Gration for his openness and accessibility at this special, most informative presentation. 
ADC National President, Ms. Sara Najjar-Wilson, stated that, “ADC and all of our Arab American community thank Maj Gen Gration for his untiring peaceful quest on behalf of Sudan and the entire world community.  We greatly appreciate his special appearance to address our community, and wish him continued success in his endeavors."
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