On November 16, 2011, BAACBH attended the American Jewish Committee's (AJC) Annual Thanksgiving Diversity Luncheon. The AJC organizes a Thanksgiving luncheon each year to honor and celebrate their many partners from Washington's diverse ethnic and religious communities. BAACBH Executive Director, Ms. Ajla Delkic represented the Bosnian American community at the luncheon and looks forward to possible future collaborations with the AJC.
Founded in 1906, the AJC seeks to protect the rights of Jews throughout the world; combats anti-Semitism and bigotry; works for the security of Israel; enhances human rights, democratic pluralism and inter-group understanding; and promotes the creative vitality of the Jewish people. The Washington Regional Office seeks to enact this mission in the Washington area by building ties to local ethnic and minority groups and working with the diplomatic community. The featured speaker at the luncheon was Arlington County Board Member, The Honorable J. Walter Tejada, an activist and community leader and the founding chairman of the Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations (VACOLAO) and the founding president of the American Salvadorian Association of Virginia and the Latino Democrats of Virginia.