11th Annual Robert Coles “Call of Service” Lecture & Award
Tickets are available now for Phillips Brooks House Association’s 11th Annual Robert Coles “Call of Service” Lecture and Award, honoring Nihad Awad. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited — please RSVP at the link above to reserve your spot! We recommend RSVPing on a web browser rather than a mobile device.
If you are a teacher or organization and would like to register a group please email Jalem at email@example.com
Nihad Awad is the Executive Director and co-founder of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the largest non-profit Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. Nihad Awad. Throughout his lifetime, Mr. Awad has been a leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding, while promoting dialogue and empowering American Muslims. He was born in Amnan New Camp, A Palestinian refugee camp in Jordan. After the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, Mr. Awad flew to Oklahoma to aid in the relief effort and in 1997, Mr. Awad served Vice President Al Gore as a key figure in the American Muslim Political Coordinating Committee (AMPCC), which helped to create the first Muslim voting bloc for a presidential election. A few days after September 11, 2001, Mr. Awad was one of the few American Muslim leaders invited by the White House to join President Bush in a press conference at the Islamic Center of Washington. We will honor Mr. Awad for his lifetime service and continued efforts to encourage dialogue and build coalitions.
Phillips Brooks House Association’s “Call of Service” celebrates the courage of people committed to social action and change.
We hope you will join us for this kickoff to our Annual Alumni Weekend (Nov. 3rd and Nov 4th). This year we will be honoring Director of Programs Robert Bridgeman and David Dance for their lifetime commitment to PBHA as they retire.