Ms. AlHusinni has done much for the cause of the Syrian people in bringing media attention to their plight. It is an honor to work with her and we heartily congratulate her on her award.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 06, 2011
The Syrian American Council (SAC) extends its congratulations to Laila AlHusinni for being selected as an Outstanding Honoree by the YWCA Western Wayne County for the contributions she has made through her journalism work. On Friday December 2nd, she and several others were honored for excellence in their fields at the 20th Annual Women of Achievement Awards Luncheon.
Laila AlHusinni is the host of Good Morning Michigan Radio, which she began in 2007. She is also the founder of a union for Arab American Journalists as well as a company entitled US Chaam Media, which endeavors to build bridges amongst cultures and specifically between people of the U.S. and the Middle East. US Chaam Media addresses salient issues of the Arab American community.
The YWCA’s stated mission is to empower women and eliminate racism. AlHusinni is one of the eight Outstanding Honorees who were recognized at the YWCA Women of Achievement Luncheon for their outstanding leadership and contribution within their communities. YWCA’s Woman of the Year award was given to Beth Chappell, President and CEO of the Detroit Economic Club. Award recipients have excelled in the areas of Communication/Arts, Business Leadership/Entrepreneurship, Government and Law, Leadership in Education, Dedicated Volunteer, Young Woman/Professional, Senior Woman, and Health/Wellness.
In a statement, SAC-MI President Khalid Saleh said, “Ms. AlHusinni has done much for the cause of the Syrian people in bringing media attention to their plight. It is an honor to work with her and we heartily congratulate her on her award.”
The Syrian American Council (SAC) was founded in 2005 to mobilize Syrian Americans to strengthen civil society in Syria, to promote friendly relations between the Syrian and American peoples, to engage civic and governmental organizations to advance civil liberties, human dignity and democracy in Syria. The organization has represented Syrian Americans to the U.S. State Department, Congress, and in international meetings and councils.
Contact: SAC Board Member Khalid Saleh, ksaleh(at)sacouncil(dot)com, (832) 423-0607.