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Gearing up for a big day: Bahrain Coordinating Committee at the ADC Convention

Tomorrow is a big day for the Bahrain Coordinating Committee!  The Committee will be exhibiting, along with Americans for Democracy and Human Rights for Bahrain, at the the ADC National Convention.  The ADC, as you may know, is a nonprofit organization which has been dedicated for 32 years to protecting the civil rights of Arab Americans, promoting understanding, and preserving cultural heritage.

The convention represents a tremendous exposure opportunity for the Bahrain Coordinating Committee, and our cause.  We are looking forward to informing as many people as we can with our materials, exhibits, and delegates.  Convention attendees will have the opportunity to meet and speak with several Bahraini American activists, including Husain Abdulla, Director of Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain, and a Bahrain Coordinating Committee leader. 

One must-see element of the Bahrain Coordinating Committee’s exhibit will be a compelling display of art by Bahraini children, who have movingly conveyed their feelings about the turmoil in Bahrain through creative expression.

Although we expect it to be a busy day, we will try to tweet at least once from the conference (follow us on @Connect_Bahrain), and share some photos of the day with our blog readers, Facebook fans, and Twitter followers.  On Twitter, look for the hashtag #ADCConv to follow conference updates and events throughout the day, and be sure to follow @ADCtweets .

The conference itself promises to be fascinating.  Held at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill Friday through the weekend, there will be dozens of panel discussion sessions and speeches, including appearances by

  • Benjamin Jealous, NAACP president
  • Michael Moore, Academy Award-winning director of ‘Bowling for Columbine’
  • Ben Rhodes, White House Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting

Abed Ayoub will be moderating two panel discussions, in his separate work for the ADC.

Other exhibitors at the conference include the U.S. State Department and the Department of Education, as well as an array of nonprofit organizations and commercial exhibitors.

We hope to win lots of support for our cause: for democracy and human rights in Bahrain.  Wish us luck tomorrow, and if you are attending the ADC National Convention, please drop by our booth and say hello.