A real honor to be invited to speak at the 11th Annual Images and Perceptions Diversity Conference at Byblos Banquet Center in Dearborn last Thursday, April 10th. We met actors Edward James Olmos and Sayed Badreya and gave them both proclamations; in Westland, it is as good as an Emmy.
It was great to share with the audience our Westland story, including the pride we take in diversity. We are “The All-American City” and we celebrate the people from all races, ethnicities and backgrounds that make up our community – the tenth largest in the state of Michigan. I enjoyed meeting journalists and producers from Almas TV & Radio, an Arab-American broadcasting network, and was glad to speak with them on camera about the event.