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Arab Americans published essays as part of a week-long San Diego Union Tribune commemoration of 20 years since the 9/11 attacks:  "Two decades after 9/11, it's not any better for Arabs and Muslims," by Sarah Hassaine; "The longest U.S. war ended amid feelings of confusion and fright," by Jamal Kanj; "In post-9/11 America, my ethnicity and religious identity are political," by Yasmine Kasem; "California lawmakers erase Arab American issues. We want to be acknowledged," by Doris Bittar.

In May 2021, ADC San Diego and allies published essays in support of the Palestinian struggle:  "I Can Appreciate the Unfortunate Threat of Expulsion Facing Palestinian Families in Sheikh Jarrah," by Jamal Kanj; "The Purgatory Imposed on Gaza by Israel Predates Hamas," by Gary Fields; "A History of Expulsion in 1948 is Key to Understanding the Palestinian Struggle," by Ahlam Muhtaseb and Andy Trimlett.

On April 6, 2021, the San Diego City Council and Mayor Todd Gloria proclaimed April as Arab American Heritage Month!  Councilwoman Monica Montgomery-Steppe led the way, and ADC San Diego celebrated with her in front of the newly constructed House of Palestine.

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On February 24, 2021 the San Diego Union Tribune devoted an entire page to the voices of Arab American women:  "My Lebanese family once questioned my career as a therapist. Now they ask for help," by Sarah Kouzi; "During this pandemic, Palestinians like my family in the West Bank have faced a medical apartheid," by Ojeni Touma; "When I left Morocco, San Diego welcomed me. I’m grateful for its rich and diverse Arab community," by Oumelbanine Zhiri.

ADC San Diego President Doris Bittar published an Op-Ed in the San Diego Union Tribune, "Arab culture has contributed to the building of San Diego.  Arab Americans are here to stay."

On October 4, 2020 the San Diego Union Tribune devoted an entire page to the effects of discrimination on the emotional wellbeing of Arab and Iranian Americans:  "Arab Americans had stress and mental health challenges before the pandemic piled on more," by Wael Al-Delaimy; "I’m an Arab Iranian American teenager. I’m tired of being seen with suspicious eyes," by Marwa Al-Naser; "Growing up Arab-American, I didn’t want anything to do with my heritage. Now I do," by Layla Gantus; "I’m a counselor for men from the Middle East living in San Diego. Here’s what we all can learn," by Navid Zamani.

ADC San Diego board member George Majeed Khoury joined with Racial Justice Coalition board member Buki Domingos to publish an Op-Ed in the San Diego Union-Tribune opposing Israeli training of San Diego law enforcement.

On May 16, 2020 the San Diego Union-Tribune devoted an entire page to Arab Americans, "Vital to be counted."  If you go to one article the others are there for you to easily access:  Dr. Raed Al-Naser's article on Counting COVID-19 Arab American Patients, Ammar Qadan's article on Universal Health Care, and Doris Bittar's article on Civil Rights and Forming Alliances.

ADC San Diego President Doris Bittar was interviewed on KUSI about Arab American Heritage Month.

ADC San Diego activist Sarah Hassaine published an Op-Ed in the San Diego Union-Tribune about celebrating Ramadan during the Covid-19 pandemic.

ADC San Diego board member George Majeed Khoury was interviewed on KUSI on the Palestinian reaction to the Trump-Netanyahu "peace plan."  His part begins after 1:45 of the video.


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