WASHINGTON, October 22, 2012 – The American Islamic Congress (AIC) is pleased to announce the grand opening event for the AIC Center for Advocacy, Engagement and Education. The Center is an inclusive space for Muslims of all ethnicities, sects and practice, so long as they support AIC’s mission of pluralism, nonviolence and interfaith dialogue.

The center will serve not only as a cultural center for film festivals, author presentations and round-table discussions, but also as a resource for informing policy makers, federal agencies, NGOs and the multi-faith community on issues and perspectives that are important to the Muslim community and to all Americans. The 5,000 sq. ft. space will also be available for other NGOs and organizations to hold events.

What: The AIC Center for Advocacy, Engagement and Education Grand Opening Celebration

When: Thursday, October 25, 2012 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Where: 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW, Third Floor, Washington, D.C. 20036


  • Mr. Grande Lum, Director of Community Relations Services, U.S. Department of Justice (Keynote)
  • Mr. Joshua Polacheck, Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of State
  • Mrs. Judy Golub, Director of Media and Government Relations, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
  • Mrs. Julie Koo, Executive Director of Asian Affairs Office, Office of the Mayor of D.C.
  • Ms. Zainab Al-Suwaij, Co-Founder and Executive Director, American Islamic Congress

The American Islamic Congress is a civil-rights organization promoting tolerance and the exchange of ideas among Muslims and between other peoples. The 501(c)3 organization leads initiatives around the world and has offices in Washington, Boston, Egypt, Tunisia and Iraq.

Visit www.aicongress.org for more additional information.