Olive Tree is giving you a discount if you do this..

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Olive Tree Restaurant recently announced on its Facebook page that it will be offering discounts to those who fill out a short survey online in partnership with the Arab American Civic Council.

The survey seeks feedback from local community members regarding the issues that matter to them the most, such as racial profiling, Muslim Ban, media representation and more. It also requests that locals ‘pledge to vote’ in the upcoming November 6 election.

The restaurant is offering a 10% discount for those who fill out the survey, which could be found at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/9TxF8lL1Y3dbX0gt1

The offer expires on October 22nd.

SCR 123 by Sen. Newman Commemorates April as Arab American Heritage Month

Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 123, authored by State Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton), was adopted by the California State Senate today with unanimous support. SCR 123 commemorates the month of April as “Arab American Heritage Month” in California and recognizes the important contributions of Arab Americans to our state.

“SCR 123 is part of a broader effort toward creating awareness and paying respect to California’s approximately 800,000 Arab American residents. In addition, SCR 123 celebrates the achievements of Arab American Californians and highlights their commitment and contributions to their communities,” said Senator Newman (D-Fullerton).

In addition to presenting SCR 123 on the Senate Floor today, Senator Newman also welcomed and introduced the following Arab American leaders in their respective regions:

  • Rashad Al-Dabbagh, Executive Director, Arab American Civic Council
  • Serge Bakalian, Founder and Executive Director, Arab Film and Media Institute
  • Basim Elkarra, Executive Director, CAIR-Sacramento (Council on American Islamic Relations)
  • Mirvette Judeh, Vice Chair, Arab American Civic Council
  • Maria Khani, Founder and Director, A Country Called Syria

For well over a century, Arab Americans have been making valuable contributions to virtually every aspect of American society, to include leadership and groundbreaking contributions in medicine, law, business, technology, government, and culture.

Senate District 29, which Newman represents, has the highest concentration of Arab Americans in the state, in a region in Anaheim called “Little Arabia”. The State of California boasts the largest population of Arab Americans in the Country, with a population of approximately 800,000.

Senator Josh Newman represents the 29th Senate District, which includes cities across Orange, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino Counties.

Events to attend during Arab American Heritage Month

We are excited to celebrate April as Arab American Heritage Month during the month of April of this year - a time when we can celebrate our heritage and encourage our fellow Americans to appreciate our tremendous contributions to our nation. 

Arab Americans have been an integral part of America for hundreds of years and have contributed tremendously to our nation in various aspects and fields.

April 2018 is a special opportunity to enhance understanding of diverse Arab American heritage that is often forgotten or perhaps avoided by the media. We continuously encourage communities to (1) learn more about and engage with Arab Americans, (2) attend Arab American events in the community, (3) encourage our local community to visit Little Arabia, and (3) support organization that help integrate new immigrants from the Arab World.

Here are some Arab American events happening locally during the month of April: 

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For the first time in America..

For the first time In USA, Egyptian super star singer Ahmed Saad, 36, will be performing at Anaheim's Rose Cafe on Saturday night, March 17, 2018. 

Saad is known for singing film scores such as “Al-shabah i.e. The ghost” and “Dokkaan Shehaata”. His brother is actor Amr Saad. 

Also joining him this Saturday is actress/singer and Ahmad Saad's own wife Somaya El Khashab, 

Memories will be made at this unforgettable Egyptian night so be sure to RSVP by calling 714-635-3333. Tickets Starts at $59, which includes dinner.

See more details at the event's Facebook page here

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