Martin Castro to Deliver Keynote Address
at ADC National Convention's Civil Rights Luncheon
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is proud to announce that Mr. Martin Castro, Chair of the U.S.
Commission on Civil Rights, will deliver the Keynote Address at the ADC Civil Rights Luncheon as part of the ADC Annual
This year’s Civil Rights Luncheon will be celebrating ADC's 35th anniversary of proudly protecting the civil rights of
our community. The Annual ADC National Convention will be held from June 11-14 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in
Washington, D.C.. The Civil Rights Luncheon will be held on Friday June 12, 2015.
President Obama elevated Mr. Castro to the position of Chairperson of the USCCR in March 2011, making him the agency's
eighth Chair since the formation of the Commission, and the first Latino Chairperson in the over half-century history of
the USCCR. Mr. Castro is the President and CEO of Castro Synergies, LLC, which provides strategic consulting services to
corporations, entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations that seek to collaborate with and have a positive social impact
on diverse communities. Mr. Castro was appointed by President Barack Obama to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in
January of 2011.
The Civil Rights Act of 1957 created the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Its mission is to inform the development of
national civil rights policy and enhance enforcement of federal civil rights laws. The Commissionplays a vital role in
advancing civil rights through objective and comprehensive investigation, research, and analysis on issues of
fundamental concern to the federal government and the public.