The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) commemorates the 4th anniversary of the passing away of a giant of the Arab American community, Dr. Clovis Maksoud. Dr. Maksoud passed away on May 15, 2016. May 15 is Palestinian Nakba day.

This coincidence reflects Dr. Maksoud ‘s legacy of advocacy for Palestinian human rights during his long years of public service. Dr. Maksoud was a true honorable humanitarian whose legacy will continue to inspire generations to come. Dr. Maksoud served as the Honorary Chair of the AHRC Honorary Members since the inception of AHRC in 2013 until his death in 2016.

Dr. Maksoud was one of the greatest and most consequential individuals in the history of the Arab- American community. The late Dr. Maksoud and his wife, the late Dr. Hala Salam Maksoud, were brilliant organizers, thinkers, scholars, loyal friends, and genuine fighters on behalf of social justice, equality and human rights. Both were irreplaceable leaders and scholars. Dr. Maksoud ‘s contributions were unique and he is sorely missed

“The Maksouds, Clovis and Hala, were my dear friends and mentors who introduced me to the world of activism and social change and inspired me to serve our common humanity,” said Imad Hamad, AHRC Executive Director. “Life teaches us every day that great leaders leave a lasting mark that time will never erase,” continued Hamad.

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