Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 15:16:06 -0700 (PDT)

Overcoming Anti-Arab American Backlash

Irvine -- Mourning the loss of life in Tuesday's terrorist attacks is not the only thing that has Michel Shehadeh preoccupied right now. He's also has had to deal with a spate of hate calls and e-mail arriving at his Orange County office.

Shehadeh heads the West Coast Regional Office of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committeee. The ADC is the largest Arab-American grassroots organization in the United States. It was founded in 1980 by former Senator James Abourezk. There are some 72 ADC chapters nationwide.

On KUCI's Subversity on Friday, September 14, 2001, from 5-6 p.m., Shehadeh will talk about how he coping with and overcoming the anti-Arab American backlash that has erupted once again since Tuesday.

The show airs from 5-6 p.m. west coast time on KUCI, 88.9 fm in Orange County, Calif. It is also Web-cast simultaneously via

Shehadeh was last on Subversity June 16, 2000 discussing repressive police tactics. He is originally from Palestine and holds a BA in Journalism and an MA in Public Policy and Administration from California State U in Long Beach. He is one of the LA8, the Palestinian deportation case, of seven Palestinians and a Kenyan who are targeted for deportation by the INS due to their political views and originally rounded up at gun-point. To hear that show on RealAudio, use this link:

Next week, Subversity begins its 9th year of continuous broadcasting. On our first show (September 27, 1993) we interviewed the ADC's Sami Odeh, the brother of Alex Odeh, the Palestinian community activist who was assassinated in Santa Ana. Odeh's statue graces the lawn outside the Santa Ana Public Library.

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