Programs and Services

what we do

what we do


— Advocate

Advocate, champion, and safeguard the constitutional and civil rights of Arab Americans, while ensuring justice and parity for all individuals.


— Serve

Serve as a vital link between the Arab American community and the media, ensuring accurate and comprehensive representation on matters concerning Arab American interests.


— Collaborate

Collaborate with federal, state, and local authorities to cultivate, formulate, and endorse progressive policies and effective governance.

ask a lawyer

Access complimentary sessions where individuals in need of legal guidance can engage with skilled attorneys regarding their concerns, without any cost. Whether you require assistance with civil rights matters, criminal cases, immigration affairs, or employment issues, our attorneys are here to address your inquiries and provide insights.

Legal Assistance

Hotline Services- U.S Citizens trapped in Gaza

ACRL offers a dedicated hotline for U.S. citizens trapped in the Gaza war zone. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please contact us at the number provided.

ACRL Major highlights

1. Landmark Legal Victory: ACRL successfully defended the first and only case in the United States where four high school football players were criminally charged simply for playing football.

2. Office Hours with Civil Rights Departments: ACRL continues its partnership with the Michigan Department of Civil Rights and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, providing office hours for filing and investigating discrimination complaints.

3. National Hotline for Banking Issues: ACRL has set up a national hotline to receive complaints of unwarranted bank closures and placement on "No fly" lists.

4. Community Trust and Law Enforcement: ACRL works closely with law enforcement at all levels to establish community trust and investigate cases where that trust is breached

5. Ask the Lawyer Sessions: ACRL conducts 'Ask the Lawyer' sessions, offering free legal consultations to the public on various legal matters ranging from criminal cases to immigration, family, and civil rights questions.

6. Advocacy and Immigration:ACRL seeks emergency stays for individuals facing deportation and advocates for immigrant rights at local, state, and federal levels.

7. Legal Defense and Civil Rights: ACRL has advocated for individuals facing unwarranted charges, unlawful detention, discrimination, and denial of rights in various contexts, including employment, education, and law enforcement.

8. Legislative Advocacy: ACRL collaborates with senators' offices and the community to support legislation promoting transparency in federal agency law enforcement and immigrant rights.

9. Class Action Lawsuit: ACRL has filed a class action lawsuit against banking institutions for mass closures affecting Arab Americans.

10. Solidarity Against Police Brutality: ACRL stands in solidarity with Arab American and African American organizers, condemning police brutality and advocating for justice.

11. Defending Voting Rights: ACRL fights alongside civil leaders to protect people's right to vote, particularly in the City of Lansing.

12. Collaboration with NAACP: ACRL collaborates closely with the NAACP Detroit branch to host events and forums confronting bigotry and racism.

13. Media Advocacy: ACRL holds press conferences to inform the public about cases and discrimination issues, acting as a media watchdog.

14. Community Engagement in Elections: ACRL partners with community organizations to engage voters and ensure participation in elections.


Nabih Ayad says the US government has a duty to protect its citizens abroad.
ACRL calls on President Biden to rescue U.S service member’s mother trapped in Gaza
Community leaders call on The Wall Street Journal to retract controversial opinion piece about Dearborn

Know Your Rights

At the Arab American Civil Rights League (ACRL), we believe that knowledge is power. Understanding your rights is essential to protecting yourself and your community from discrimination and injustice. That's why we provide resources and information to help you navigate your rights effectively.
Your Rights Matter.

Civil Liberties

You have the right to exercise your civil liberties, including freedom of speech, religion, and assembly, without fear of discrimination or reprisal.

Equal Treatment

You are entitled to equal treatment under the law, regardless of your race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.

Fair Treatment

If you believe your rights have been violated, you have the right to seek recourse and pursue justice through legal channels.

Free Legal Consultation Portal

Anyone who believes someone has discriminated against them in any of the areas protected by law may contact our office for assistance. Our organization accepts complaints of discrimination online or in-person and will answer all questions and advise on filing a complaint or offer other alternatives, as appropriate, to address these concerns. Complete the form below to connect with experienced legal experts specializing in civil rights. Our team offers free legal consultations to help navigate your case effectively.

Empower Yourself

Key Areas of Focus

Disability Rights

Learn about your rights as a person with disabilities, including access to accommodations, employment protections, and protection from discrimination.

Voting Rights

Understand your right to vote and the protections in place to ensure fair and accessible elections for all citizens.

Employment Discrimination

Know your rights in the workplace and how to address discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, disability, or other protected characteristics.

Police Brutality

Learn about your rights when interacting with law enforcement officers and how to seek accountability for instances of police brutality or misconduct.