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Arab American Civil Rights Center Plans for December Opening

posted on: Jun 19, 2008

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The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee’s new building in Dearborn is starting to look like its architectural renderings as it moves toward a December opening.

“A lot of it is up,” says Nadia Fadel, director of policy and community affairs for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. “A lot of the brickwork is up and you can really see the building take shape.”

The 10,000-square-foot building is going up at the intersection of Ford and Chase roads. The two-story structure will feature office space, a reception area, an auditorium and meeting space for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. It will also feature design elements rich in Arabian history.

The $5 million project was made possible by $1.5 million in gifts from prominent leaders in Qatar.

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee is the largest civil rights group for Arab-Americans. More Arabs call Metro Detroit home than anywhere else in the world outside of the Middle East. For information, call (313) 581-1201.

Source: Nadia Fadel, director of policy and community affairs for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee

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Jon Zemke