Summit was Scheduled to Promote Management, Entrepreneurship, Ladies’s Empowerment, and the Arab American Heritage
— Warren David, President, Arab America
WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, October 28, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ — It’s with remorse we inform you that the Connect Arab America: Empowerment Summit, scheduled for November 3-4 in Orlando, Florida, has been unilaterally canceled by the Doubletree Hilton Hotel at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida.
The said motive for this last-minute unilateral cancellation is safety. But, we imagine this to be a part of an overarching and systematic machine vowing to close down all Arab American voices.
The cancellation adopted claims that the lodge acquired calls in latest days with: “questions concerning the occasion happening at the Hotel subsequent weekend.” The calls referenced the occasion being in completely different media channels and “expressed shock that Hilton would host such an occasion at this time.“
We imagine the Hilton’s actions to be discriminatory. They have been totally conscious we have been in the method of securing wanted safety. Following their letter of cancellation, the Arab America Basis (AAF) requested the lodge administration that they rethink their resolution, nonetheless, the request was declined.
“Arab People have lengthy been subjected to destructive stereotypes in the media and by elected officers, resulting in a distorted public picture,” stated Warren David, president of Arab America and Co-Founding father of the Arab America Basis. “The latest developments in Palestine have sadly fueled much more disparaging narratives, ensuing in the cancellation of our summit at the lodge. It’s nearly ironic that we discover ourselves rejected for the very rules we uphold, advocating in opposition to discrimination based mostly on our Arab American identification.”
We deeply apologize for any inconvenience this cancellation could trigger. We perceive the frustration and frustration this information may carry to our valued members, audio system, performers, sponsors, and distributors.
The annual summit was scheduled to cowl a variety of matters, together with management, entrepreneurship, ladies’s empowerment, and the Arab American heritage by means of panels, networking, cultural shows, and reveals.
The Arab America Basis (AAF) (www.arabamericafoundation.org) is a non-profit (501c3) academic and cultural group. The mission of AAF is to advertise the Arab heritage, empower and educate others concerning the Arab identification, join Arab People, and construct coalitions with various organizations throughout the U.S.
Ought to you’ve got any issues or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Arab America Basis at email@example.com or name us at 877-272-2944.
As soon as once more, our honest apologies for this unlucky flip of occasions.
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