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The week of November 14, 2022 was designated as United Against Hate Week in San Diego.  ADC SoCal coordinator Doris Bittar and ADC National Board member George Majeed Khoury published "Arab Americans face discrimination often, but get less protection than other minorities" in the San Diego Union Tribune.

On October 8, 2022, ADC SoCal held its annual Alex Odeh Memorial Conference and Gala.  Here are videos of the four speaker panels:  Women in Coalitions:  Challenges and Successes; Arab Voices in the Arts:  The Periphery is Central; Lebanon:  Turning Crisis into Recovery; The Question of Palestine:  Between Diplomacy and the Media.

After Anaheim's historic designation of the Little Arabia business and cultural district on August 23, 2022, ADC SoCal coordinator Doris Bittar celebrated the significance for Arab Americans in the San Diego Union Tribune.

In the wake of Israel's murder of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, the San Diego Union Tribune devoted a full page to the "Palestinian Perspective" on June 28, 2022. ADC SoCal coordinator Doris Bittar contributed "Palestinian Americans often suppress their narratives. Let's listen to their stories;" ADC National Board member George Majeed Khoury contributed "As a Palestinian born in West Jerusalem, I've experienced ethnic cleansing twice;" and ADC San Diego treasurer Ammar Qadan contributed "Our story, like most Palestinian survivors, is one of resilience, courage, and fortitude."

The article "Arab Americans Celebrate Heritage, Culture Through Art Exhibit," published May 3, 2022 in the San Diego Union Tribune, also covers Arab American San Diegans in medicine and technology.

"April is Arab American Heritage Month. Here's What That Means to Us" was published on April 21, 2022 in the San Diego Union Tribune by ADC Southern California Coordinator Doris Bittar.

On March 4, 2022, the San Diego Union Tribune devoted a full page to the subject "Apartheid or Not?" ADC San Diego President Ojeni Touma contributed an essay, "Amnesty International's Report on the Israel-Palestine Conflict is a Call to Action." Doris Bittar contributed an essay, "Amnesty International Report on Israel, Palestine Offers Truthful Observations, Great Hope."

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