Annual Holiday Dinner Meeting with NOW (National Organization of Women)
Representatives of NAAWA attended the annual holiday dinner meeting organized by the local NOW chapter in Fairfax, VA. NAAWA’s Board member, Dr. Alma Abdul-Hadi Jadallah was the keynote speaker at the event. Alma gave a powerful speech, entitled “Peace in all of us” about the role of women in peace building. Following the speech, the audience engaged in a very interactive discussion of the subject and agreed to meet regularly to exchange ideas and action plans. Our Syrian philanthropists, Melika Al-Kawas and Malak Mamish from SAWA (Syrian American Women Association), presented to the audience a compelling description of the basic survival needs of Syrian Refugees who have been recently admitted and settled in Maryland. NOW and NAAWA attendees participated in a blanket drive for the refugees and promised to seek better transportation means that enable them to work.
Hattas and Hats for the Homeless
NAAWA is participating with Arab America to provide “Hattas and Hats” for the homeless during the cold winter months.