J.C. Salyer, assistant professor of practice, anthropology, and human rights, was honored on April 4, 2019, by the Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC) and the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams.
One of three allies recognized by the AAFSC during the annual Arab-American Heritage Celebration at Brooklyn Borough Hall, Salyer was lauded for his dedication to Brooklyn’s Arab-American community and his work to strengthen cross-cultural ties. (April is National Arab-American Heritage Month.)
“Professor Salyer’s scholarship and practice is dedicated to issues of human rights and social justice, and we congratulate him on this honor that celebrates the impact of his work in the Arab-American community in Brooklyn,” said Provost and Dean of the Faculty Linda Bell.
The Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC) is a nonprofit, nonsectarian organization created in 1994 to provide culturally and linguistically competent, trauma-informed social services to low-income immigrants and refugees throughout New York City. AAFSC’s mission is to empower new immigrants with the tools they need to successfully acclimate to the world around them and become active participants in their communities.
See the original press release by AAFSC here.