Post Tagged with: "Arab American Association of New York"

The three candidates for the 43rd District City Council seat, Justin Brannan, John Quaglione and Bob Capano were vetted before the Arab American Association Of New York on Oct. 24. (Photo By Kadia Goba via Kings County Politics)

Arab American Association Holds Council Debate

Brooklyn, Immigration, Politics October 25, 2017 at 4:57 pm

The Arab American Association of New York and Fight Back Bay Ridge organized a City Council debate for the 43rd district seat to address issues relevant to the local Arab and immigrant populations, reports Kings County Politics.

Somia Elrowmeim, Adult Education instructor at AAANY and founder of the Union of Arab Women. (Photo by Humera Afridi via Open City)

Empowering Arab Women in Bay Ridge

Brooklyn, Immigration, Middle Eastern, Muslim, North African, Women September 21, 2017 at 5:23 pm

Two articles in Open City explore the work of the Union of Arab Women, a Bay Ridge women’s collective housed within the Arab American Association of New York offices.

Financial Empowerment for Immigrants: A New Guide

Financial Empowerment for Immigrants: A New Guide

Business, Communities, Education, Immigration June 20, 2017 at 9:46 pm

The New York Immigration Coalition and Qualitas of Life Foundation have issued a new financial guide for immigrants.

Rev. Khader El-Yateem will officially launch his run for the 43rd district council seat in Brooklyn on Sunday Feb. 26. (Photo by Gabe Carroll for Voices of NY)

Palestinian-Born Pastor Runs for Office

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Politics February 24, 2017 at 5:26 pm

Bethlehem-born Rev. Khader El-Yateem is running for the City Council seat in his home district in Brooklyn, and hopes to work as a bridge-builder in the community.

Linda Sarsour (Photo by Mohsin Zaheer)

Linda Sarsour Leaving Arab American Association

Brooklyn, Middle Eastern February 21, 2017 at 5:26 pm

Bay Ridge activist Linda Sarsour announced she will step down as the executive director of the Arab American Association of New York “to focus my energy on the national level,” reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Muslims in NYC: How to Get Political Representation

Muslims in NYC: How to Get Political Representation

Muslim, New York, Politics, Video May 18, 2016 at 5:35 pm

With large numbers of Muslims in NYC, there’s still a dearth of political representation. BRIC TV explores how that might change.

Linda Sarsour (center), executive director of the Arab American Association of New York

Arab American Association Celebrates 15 Years

Brooklyn, Middle Eastern, Social Services October 31, 2016 at 5:10 pm

Arab American Association of New York’s annual gala will have particular meaning this year as the organization celebrates 15 years empowering the community, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Aber Kawa (Photo by David Pastor for Feet in Two Worlds)

Voting and ‘Marginalized’ Muslim Communities

Brooklyn, Elections 2016, Middle Eastern, Muslim, New York October 28, 2016 at 5:06 pm

Feet in Two Worlds interviews a young Arab American and Muslim activist on Trump, Clinton and how to bring marginalized communities together.

Gulshan Chowdhury, Bangladeshi parent with Sapna NYC, says she did not know her son’s school offered translation and language services. (Photo by Aaron Montes for Voices of NY)

Parents Still Suffer Limited Access to Language Services

Access to translation and interpretation services continues to be a problem for non-English speaking parents in NYC, according to a new report from the New York Immigration Coalition.

Arab-Americans will be able to identify themselves as Arab when they fill out their 2020 U.S. Census form if a proposal to change the form is adopted. (Photo by Paula Katinas via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Counting Arab Americans Correctly

Brooklyn, Demographics, Middle Eastern January 15, 2015 at 2:06 pm

Arab Americans should be able to check off a new designation of “Arab” on the 2020 U.S. Census, Linda Sarsour urges in an email, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.

Holding the Syrian flag at the Arab American Bazaar in Shore Road Park, Brooklyn (Photo by Brooklyn Media Group via Home Reporter)

Arab American Bazaar in Bay Ridge

Brooklyn, Culture, Middle Eastern August 5, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Home Reporter covers the Arab American Bazaar, an annual event in Bay Ridge, which drew a proud but relatively more somber crowd this year.

Muslim worshippers coming out of view of Jamaica Muslim Center in Queens. (Photo by Jehangir Khattak)

Muslim Community in Shock Over AP Revelations

Muslims are in shock over revelations that the NYPD designated certain mosques as “terrorist organizations.”

Mayoral Candidates Weigh in on Muslim Issues

Mayoral Candidates Weigh in on Muslim Issues

Mayoral candidates at an Arab-American mayoral forum vowed to protect religious freedoms but differed on surveillance of Muslims by the NYPD and Brooklyn College’s recent sponsorship of a panel on boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel.

(Photo via The Amplifyer).

Understanding the ‘Feminist Aspect of Islam’

Brooklyn, Immigration, Religion January 10, 2013 at 6:40 pm

An intern at the Arab American Association of New York (AAANY) in Brooklyn writes in The Amplifyer about how the experience led to “understanding the feminist aspect of Islam.”

Post Sandy, Muslims Seen ‘Through a Different Lens’

Post Sandy, Muslims Seen ‘Through a Different Lens’

Muslim relief workers are providing medical care, helping clean up homes and delivering warm meals, a duty that is part of their Islamic faith, they say. “We were seen as people coming to provide help,” said a volunteer from the Arab American Association of NY. “We were seen as New Yorkers.”