Gabriel San Roman
A Newspaper Account of Alex Odeh's Activism Before Terror Took His Life
Updated: Aug 12, 2020
October 11, 1985.
The date has marked somber anniversaries of Alex Odeh’s unsolved murder for 34 years now. The Palestinian American civil rights activist served as West Coast regional director for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) when he opened the door to his Santa Ana office that morning. Doing so detonated a rigged pipe bomb; Odeh didn’t survive the blast.
Beginning another weekend of remembrance, a noontime ADC ceremony will be held at the Odeh statue in front of Santa Ana Library on Friday. The annual Alex Odeh memorial banquet follows at the Sheraton Cerritos Hotel where it becomes a day-long conference on Saturday with panelists, guest speakers and award honorees.
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