CivicADAMS is a 501c (3) non profit organization. ADAMS encourages Civic Participation, Voter Registration, and Voter Education in the community. ADAMS DOES NOT endorse or oppose any candidates or political parties, and invites candidates from all parties, as well as independents, to all ADAMS activities as appropriate.
ADAMS Center is committed to civic involvement and participation. ADAMS works closely with our elected government officials and law enforcement. Below is a summary of some our activities.
On Wed Mar 30, 2005 ADAMS participate in a FBI town Hall Meeting in Falls Church
On Fri Mar 18, 2005 at 7pm, The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors honored the Legacy of Ms. Sharifa AlKhateeb, Community Activist and Leader at the ADAMS Center, because Ms. AlKhateeb dedicated so much of her community life to benefiting Fairfax County.
Br. Rizwan Jaka, President of ADAMS, introduced the Board of Supervisors and talked
about th legacy of Sr. Sharifa Al-Khateeb.
Fairfax County Supervisor Chairman Gerry Connolly and Mason District Supervisor
Penny Gross came to ADAMS Center and delivered the Proclamation
Plaque to the family of Sr. Sharifa Al-Khateeb.
Sr. Farhanahz, ADAMS Interfaith Chairperson, read a letter from Dr. Reverend Clark Lobenstein of the Interfaith conference.
Sr. Maha AlKhateeb Thanked everyone and also said a few words, as well.
Imam Magid closed of the event with some final thoughts and dua.
On Sat Jan 15, 2005 ADAMS Hosted Br. Abdullah Al-Zuabi from the Arab American Institute (James Zogby's organization) to speak to the youth and ADAMS local Eid Team about the civic process. CNN covered the event.
October 2004 and November 2004 - ADAMS was instrumental in a Get Out the Vote Campaign. ADAMS had sermons, speeches, and emails to encourage people to get out to vote. ADAMS Participated and had several voter registration drives, as well. ADAMS invited and had candidates from all parties to speak to the congregation at Friday Prayers and our Fall Festival ADAMS activities were covered by ABC News and Nightline.
Tuesday Oct 26, 2004 - ADAMS coordinated and hosted a Ramadan Iftar with Local DC Metro Area FBI Leadership
Sunday Oct 17, 2004 Interfaith Trialogue A Discussion Sponsored by Jews, Catholics, and Muslims The Topic was The Impact of Faith on Public Policy. Sponsors and Speakers from: Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation, St. Thomas Ã Becket Catholic Church, and the All Dulles Area Muslim Society
Sat Aug 14, 2004- 4th Annual Northern Virginia Family and Civic Picnic at Lake Fairfax. All candidates running for elected and current government official are invited to a BBQ and Carnival with the community.We had a wonderful 4th Annual Family and Civic Picnic.
We had almost 300 people come out throughout the day. We had speeches, food, and fun. We had a moon bounce and games for the kids. We thank the community for attending this even with the weather. We thank all the volunteers.
We had speeches from 3 MC's, 3 Congressional Candidates, 2 Presidential Campaigns, 2 Board of Supervisors, 1 VA State Delegate, 2 School Board Members, 1 town Council Member, 2 Imams, 2 Christian Pastors, 1 Interfaith activist, a Boys Scout, and 7 Sponsor Representatives.
Sat July 10, 2004 - National Lawyers Guild and CAIR MD & VA help a Civil Rights forum at the ADAMS Center
Monday May 17, 2004 - ADAMS Girl Scouts Brownies and Daisies take part in Flag Ceremony at the Daughter's of the American Revolution Consitutional Hall for the 50th Anniversary of Brown Vs. Board of Education Supreme Court Case that led to de-segregation of schools in America
Tue May 11, 2004 -ADAMS hosted local Muslim Leader's dinner meeting with the FBI.
Sun May 9, 2004 - Million Mom March- ADAMS and Masjid Muhammad partnered to sponsor and support the Million Mom March.
Sat May 8, 2004 - ADAMS Hosted a seminar with Department of Homeland Security and other government agencies
Dec 12, 2003 - ADAMS and MPAC Hosted a Town Hall meeting with FBI