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2017-2018

Activities

    • Teaming up with “Empowered Women International” (EWI) to provide entrepreneurship training, mentoring, market access and support     services to help potential women monetize their creative or cultural assets, artistic abilities, knowledge and skills, and become     change-    makers within their families and communities.

    • Co-sponsored the protest against Netanyahu's visit to the White House along with AAI and several other Organizations.

    • Co-sponsored a cultural event with George Town University, “Children of One World Cultural Performance”.

    • Participated along with other organizations on a workshop “What Can I do? A civic Engagement Workshop” at Langston Hughes Middle     School at Reston.


 Networking Events

    • Motivational and Advocacy Presentation by Ms. Candace Lightner, founder of “Mothers against Drunk Driving (MAAD)” and founder of “We     Save Lives”.

    • Professional Presentation and Recognition of Talents in our midst; by Dr. RashaHammamieh, Ph.D. Director, Integrative Systems Biology, US     Army. Rasha was selected as an instrumental team member/leader on a special project with NASA, the International Space Station.

    • Highlight accomplishments and determination of Arab American Women. A presentation by Ms. Rand T. Shihab, a prominent Iraqi news     anchor at Al-Hurra TV, an active journalist and a recognized fashion artist.

    • Empower Arab American Women Entrepreneurs. NAAWA sponsored and supported Mrs. MahaAlhasany (a recent Syrian immigrant ), to     grow her tailoring business.

    • Motivational and Inspiring Discussion with Ms. Barbara Ferris, founder of “International Women’s Democracy Center “(IWDC). Barbara     shared with NAAWA’s members and friends her lifelong experience in motivating, energizing and empowering women all over the world.


NAAWA’s Annual Dinner – Celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD)

    • April 2017 Dinner Gala

    The theme of the event was “Weaving the Colorful Fabric of America”. Guest speakers were the honorable Allison Silberberg, Mayor of     Alexandria, Virginia and Ms. Zaha Hassan, Esq. New America Fellow. Their speeches focused on demonstrating and asserting the event’s     theme while condemning all forms of racism, divisiveness and bigotry. The master of ceremony (MC), Ms. HazamiBarmada highlighted the     positive contribution and great impact of Arab Americans in the prosperity of this Nation.

    NAAWA donated the proceeds of the event to two recognized US charitable organizations for supporting Palestinian and Syrian refugee     children and women in Palestine, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon.


    • April 2018 Dinner Gala

The theme of this year’s event was “Art, Fashion and Culture”, which focused on artistic and cultural talents of Arab American Women. Guest speakers were: Ammar Campa Najjar, Candidate for Congress 2018, California. Maya Berry, Executive Director of Arab American Institute. Candace Lightner, founder of “Mothers against Drunk Driving (MAAD)” and “We Save Lives”.

Proceeds of the event were donated to “Americans for the Children of the Middle East”, the US sister charity of “Unite Lebanon Youth Project” that provides college education scholarships for refugee students in Lebanon.



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