On Friday, October 6, 2016, the American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) hosted a meeting with the U.S. Department of State delegation from Thailand, who was visiting the Metro Detroit area as part of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs International Leadership Program through the International Visitors Council (IVC). The delegation’s main objective was to better understand AHRC’s role as a human rights organization in the community; including its initiatives and the types of human rights issues AHRC-USA handles. The delegation was also interested in learning more about the U.S. systems of government, how to advance diversity, civil rights and human protections for minorities and immigrants, as well as the social activities involved in integrating minority youth.  

In addition, the discussion addressed the organization’s work to empower the community with the skills, resources, and tools to become informed and engaged citizens. AHRC participates in several grassroots efforts to challenge misconceptions and discrimination against Arab and Muslim Americans in the United States.  

“We welcome the open engagement and constructive dialogue about these common issues of interest,” said Imad Hamad, AHRC Executive Director. “We appreciate the efforts of the U.S. Department of State and the IVC Detroit leadership in reaching out to the community at large.” continued Hamad. 

For more information about matters related to the U.S. Department of State, please visit www.state.travel.gov

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