In the News 2016
November 15th, 2016 - After Trump’s win, some minorities feel unsafe. Now, thousands want to protect them
November 13th, 2016 - After Trump win, New Yorkers volunteer to aid fearful commuters
November 6th, 2016 Bay Ridge Arab-Americans Get Out the Vote
New York Times
November 1st, 2016 The Khizr Khan Voters
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
November 10th, 2016 - Arab American Association marks 15th Anniversary
Middle East Eye
May 8, 2016 - "Linda Sarsour Gets Real about Being a Muslim Feminist"
March 25, 2016 - "GOP Candidates Want to Spy on This Woman, Again"
March 21, 2016 - "Bay Ridge Group Gets Grant Mental Health Help"
March 7, 2016 - "Donald Trump and the 'X-rated' election"
March 7, 2016 - "How Can We Fight Islamophobia in America?"
Arab American News
February 11, 2016 - "A Year After Chapel Hill Tragedy, Community Still Traumatized"
January 22, 2016 - "What 5 Muslim Women Think about Dolce & Gabbana's New Hijab Line"
January 19, 2016 - "Civil Ridgites Movement: MLK Day March Against Muslim Bashing"
January 13, 2016 - "NYPD Settles Two Lawsuits over Post-9/11 Surveillance of of Muslims"
Public News Service
January 11, 2016 - "Muslims Hopeful but Cautious about NYPD Surveillance Agreement"
December 21, 2015 - "Finding Refuge"
December 15, 2015 - "Coming Together Against Hate in New York City"
The New York Times
December 14, 2015 - "Young Muslim Americans Are Feeling the Strain of Suspicion"
December 11, 2015 - "NYC Let Donald Trump Know that Refugees Are Welcome Here, His Hate is Not"
Bedford and Bowery
December 11, 2015 - "Hundreds of Protesters Take the Fight Against Donald Trump in His Backyard"
December 11, 2015 - "At New York anti-Trump Rally, Protestors Express Anger, Fear"
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
December 10, 2015 - "Trump Muslim Ban Proposal Draws Widespread Condemnation"
Free Speech Radio News
December 9, 2015 - "New Yorkers Push Back Against Islamophobia"
December 8, 2015 - "US Muslims Experience Rise in Islamophobia Attacks"
WE DID IT! Mayor Bill DeBlasio Adds 2 Muslim Holidays to the Public School Calendar
AAANY is present at the Mayor's announcement right in Bay Ridge, as he adds Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr to the public school calendar. AAANY is a member of the Coalition for Muslim School Holidays, and has been organizing for the campaign for a decade.
Vigil for Victims of #ChapelHillShooting
Community members in Bay Ridge attend a vigil for the 3 victims of the Chapel Hill Shooting - Yusar, Deah, and Razan. AAANY gives their deepest condolences for their families and all who are affected by hate crimes.
2014 December 18. REAL TALK: Where is the Solidarity?
Members of the community throughout Bay Ridge came together to talk about real solidarity between Black, Arab, and all communities. There were speaking guests from #blacklivesmatter, Justice League NYC, and Million Hoodies talking about the necessity of solidarity from Ferguson to New York City.
Fall 2014. Immigrant Voter Turnout with NYIC.
This 2014 election season, youth and students knock on the doors in the freezing cold to get out the immigrant vote in Bay Ridge.
2014. August 23. AAANY Mobilizes for Justice for Eric Garner and all victims of police brutality
In Staten Island, AAANY community members and allies mobilized to take a stand against police brutality that took the life of Eric Garner in July 2014.
New York Drops Police Unit that Spied on Muslims, But Will it End Broader Profiling & Surveillance?