Spirit of Detroit Award
Imad Hamad, AHRC Executive Director received the Spirit of Detroit Award for his unwavering dedication to human rights. The award was presented to Mr. Hamad by Detroit City Council President Ms. Brenda Jones and Detroit City Councilman Mr. Gabe Leland.
Great Seal of Michigan
Imad Hamad, AHRC Executive Director was presented with Great Seal of Michigan, the highest State’s recognition, by Michigan State Representative Rose Mary C. Robinson and members of the Michigan House of Representatives in honor of his years of dedication to the advancement of civil and human rights.
The “Spirit of Humanity” Awards ceremony to our distinguished awardees:
The American Near East Refugee Aid Organization (ANERA) for their work in addressing the development and humanitarian needs of Palestinians and impoverished communities in Gaza, West Bank, and Lebanon;
Chad Audi, Phd, of the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries (DRMM)
for his work and leadership at DRMM, one of the largest rescue missions in the world
Dr. John Kahler, a pediatrician from Chicago, Illinois for his devotion to serving underserved populations in metropolitan Chicago and around the world.
Nurse Miakoda Wolin-Collins of Florida, who was honored with AHRC-USA’s “Kayla Mueller Spirit of Humanity” Award for her participation in medical missions to the Middle East. Kayla’s father, Mr. Carl Mueller was in attendance and presented the award named in honor of his daughter to Nurse Miakoda Wolin-Collins.
AHRC Tributes of Leadership to Special Guests of Honor
AHRC-USA acknowledged and honored three special guests of honor with tributes of leadership for their continued contribution to the advancement of Human Rights.
Judge Bernard M. Choueiri, legal scholar and Presiding Judge of the Court of Appeals of Nabatiyeh Governorate, Nabatiyeh, Lebanon, for his leadership in the Lebanese court system.
Mr. Nael M. Sbeiti of Nabatiyeh, Lebanon, an educator, poet, author, and Director of Public Affairs for Bilal Fahs High School for his work in preparing the next generation of world leaders.
Ms. Maha Ebrahim Senan, Yemeni visual artist and photographer for her artistic focus on the promotion of the human rights for women and girls worldwide and against child marriage in particular.
Special Tributes and Recognitions:
AHRC-USA its special guests and awardees, received special recognitions and proclamations from U.S. Senator Gary Peters, U.S. Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (14th District), Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, Michigan State Senator Vincent Gregory (Senate District 11), Michigan State Senator Morris Hood, Michigan House of Representatives Alberta Tinsley-Talabi (House District 2), Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (House District 8), Fred Durhal Jr., as well as a Proclamation from Wayne County Executive, Warren Evans.