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Arts of Islamic Lands: Selections from The al-Sabah Collection

Arts of Islamic Lands: Selections from The al-Sabah Collection

Mar 26, 2016 - Jan 28, 2017

TEXAS: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - Law Building, Ground Floor, 1001 Bissonnet, Houston The Museum’s landmark partnership with the Kuwait-based al-Sabah Collection and(...)

Tapas in the City at Lebanese Taverna

Jan 24, 2017 - Jan 24, 2017

MARYLAND: This event is Ages 18 and over On January 24th, please join us on a tour of the Mediterranean at Lebanese Taverna. This Harbor East(...)

Minority Status for Arab American Businesses

Jan 26, 2017 - Jan 26, 2017

VIRGINIA Many minority groups in the US enjoy a minority status that gives them many privileges and benefits including business advantages. Arab Americans are not(...)

AccessCal Gala 2017

Jan 28, 2017 - Jan 28, 2017

CALIFORNIA Established in 1998, Access California Services (AccessCal) is a culturally and linguistically sensitive health and human services organization. We provide economic and social resources(...)

Visual Art Classes at the Arab American Center

Jan 30, 2017 - May 20, 2017

 TEXAS Visual Art Classes Join us for Art classes at the Arab American Cultural and Community Center. Classes will be offered once a week, with(...)
Mamoun Sakkal
Manfa Watan/Exile Homeland, 2014
Archival digital print on canvas, 36 in wide x 48 in high
An excerpt from the Syrian writer, Nairouz Malik, the text reads, “Exile (manfa) may substitute for killing, but it will not substitute for homeland (watan).” The italicized words in Arabic are highlighted in the art, lending the work its title.

The elegant angular modern typeface, called Bustan (garden), represents a collaboration between Dr. Mamoun Sakkal and Syrian calligrapher Jamal Bustan, who was inspired by a traditional Kairawani Kufic style combined with a cursive Sunbuli script. With support of Aida Sakkal’s programming skills, Dr. Sakkal developed and released the proportional typeface, suitable for Arabic, Persian, and Urdu.

Reverberating Echoes: Contemporary Art Inspired By Traditional Islamic Art

Jan 31, 2017 - May 26, 2017

CALIFORNIA: This exhibition highlights the work of seven American artists of diverse interests, backgrounds, and training.  Inspired by traditional Islamic art, their works echo historic aesthetic concerns,(...)

Dabke With Me In OKC: Mid-winter Convention

Feb 3, 2017 - Feb 5, 2017

OKLAHOMA The first ever Mid-winter Convention in Oklahoma City will be one for the ages. The convention committee has many first time events and a(...)

Awakening Our Hearts and Minds: Perspectives on Israel/Palestine, Syria

Feb 4, 2017 - Feb 4, 2017

GEORGIA Please join us at Academe of the Oaks on Saturday, February 4, for Awakening Our Hearts and Minds: Critical Perspectives on Israel/Palestine, Syria—a day(...)
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Still Shot from the film Watani: My Homeland. Image credit: Oscars

German Film About Syrian Refugees Nominated For Academy Award

Jan 24, 2017

BY: David DeMaria/Contributing Writer Nominees for the 89th annual Academy Awards were announced on Tuesday. With the Oscars award ceremony(...)

A Tool to Change How We Learn Arabic

Jan 24, 2017

BY: Hossam Abouzahr/Special to Arab America I didn’t expect my life to take the path of developing Arabic learning tools and(...)
Obama released $221M to Palestinians in final hours

Obama released $221M to Palestinians in final hours

Jan 24, 2017

By Max Greenwood The Hill The Obama administration sent $221 million to the Palestinian Authority on Friday, as President Obama(...)
In the US, we need a Muslim-Jewish alliance ... ... but one that does not silence discussions on justice for Palestine.

In the US, we need a Muslim-Jewish alliance... but one that does not silence discussions on justice for Palestine.

Jan 24, 2017

By Taher Herzallah and Ben Lorber Al Jazeera Since the election of Donald Trump, there has been a renewed interest across(...)
Dear team Trump,'alternative facts' are lies

Dear team Trump, 'alternative facts' are lies

Jan 24, 2017

By Dean Obeidallah CNN Donald Trump's White House counselor Kellyanne Conway coined a new term Sunday morning when she stated(...)
U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks during a visit to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in Langley, Virginia U.S. January 21, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

President Trump Told The CIA The U.S. Should Have Stolen Iraq’s Oil

Jan 24, 2017

By Matt Fuller The Huffington Post President Donald Trump told the CIA on Saturday that the so-called Islamic State probably(...)
America, You Look Like an Arab Country Right Now

America, You Look Like an Arab Country Right Now

Jan 24, 2017

By Karl Sharro POLITICO Dear America, We have been watching the drama of your presidential elections with much interest and(...)

Once Interrogated By FBI, Punk Band Haram Rocks On

Jan 23, 2017

BY: David DeMaria/Contributing Writer Not long after Nader Habibi and his band Haram were investigated by the FBI, an explosion(...)
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