Immigration Advocates Continue Push For DREAM Act
"Me as a student, as a college student, it was hard for me to afford my college tuition. It took me many years to finish college because I had to work on the side to be able to afford my tuition," said Francis Madi, AAANY's DREAM Organizer.
Hopeful for Police Reform
On November 5, 2013, New Yorkers voted overwhelmingly for Bill de Blasio, buying into his vision for a more progressive and fair city. It was de Blasio’s commitment to reform the nation’s largest police department that pulled in a significant percentage of voters from communities of color impacted by the New York Police Department’s most controversial policies like stop and frisk and unwarranted surveillance of Muslims. Read More
AAANY demands end to NYPD spying
The Arab American Association of NY released this statement in response to the Associated Presses article disclosing NYPD documents regarding their continued surveillance of Arab and Muslim communities in the New York Metro area, including AAANY. Read More
7th Annual Bay Ridge Arab American Bazaar!
Due to the timing of the Holy Month of Ramadan, this year's Bazaar is taking place on the first Sunday after Eid al-Fitr on August 11th, 2013.
This year will be very special as our community marks the end of Ramadan and celebrates this annual rite of summer at the same time! There will be musical performances from all over the Middle East, games & rides for children, unique food, crafts & gifts, community partners, and much more! Read More
AAANY joins mass mobilization for immigration reform
AAANY leaders and activists joined thousands on Capitol Hill to say the time is now for just and meaningful immigration reform that reflect our nation's values of dignity and respect. The April 10th mass mobilization called for reforms that prioritizes keeping families together and protecting our civil rights.
End Stop and Frisk and Racial Profiling Now!
AAANY marched with over 30,000 New Yorkers on Father's Day, June 17th, demanding an end to the NYPD's Stop and Frisk policies and for greater accountability of law enforcement practices. Read More