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Celebrating National Arab American Heritage Month

Arab America invites you to recognize and celebrate National Arab American Heritage Month in April.

(WASHINGTON, DC) April 3, 2018 – During the month of April, Arab America formally recognizes the achievements of Arab Americans through the celebration of National Arab American Heritage Month (NAAHM). Across the country, cultural institutions, school districts, public servants, and Arab Americans will engage in special events that celebrate our community’s rich heritage and numerous contributions to society.

During a time of heightened hate crimes, bigotry, and misunderstanding towards Muslims and the Arab American community, it is more imperative than ever to use education and information sharing to embrace our culture, dispel stereotypes, and empower the next generation of Arab American trailblazers.

As part of our month-long celebration, Arab America has been asking legislators, city councils, and school board members to issue NAAHM proclamations and adopt our NAAHM Educator’s Curriculum Kit which highlights the history of Arab migration to America, geographic understanding of the Arab world, Arab American diversity in faith and language, interesting customs and traditions, issues affecting our community, and our many achievements in business, politics, education, and more.

Arab America is also committed to gathering and promoting the community’s events and stories through our website and social media platforms during the month of April. Every week, Arab America will feature cultural events taking place throughout the US on our events page, and share compelling success stories of Arab Americans on our blog page.

Arab America President Warren David stated, “For over one hundred years, Arab Americans have made significant contributions to the diverse mosaic of America.” He went on to say, “We are pleased to report that we have reached more than 1,500 school superintendents throughout the U.S. and now more than ever we need to overcome the hate which permeates our country at this critical time.”

As the leading provider of digital media to the Arab American community, Arab America will host a cross-cultural reception in Washington DC, on April 12th, featuring Arab American leaders, government officials, and a talented national artists. If you are interested to receive an invitation, contact, estrahilova@arabamerica.com

Arab America encourages members of the community, their friends, the media, educators, and public servants to join us in our formal recognition of April as National Arab American Heritage Month.

About Arab America

Arab America is a digital platform founded with the purpose of reinforcing an accurate image of the Arab American community and the Arab World. Arab America’s mission is achieved by disseminating the latest news, up-to-date events, and cultural and educational resources. With close to four million Arab Americans in the US, Arab America serves as a “bridge” bringing together the diverse communities of Arab Americans.

Media Contact:
Emiliya Strahilova
estrahilova@arabamerica.com
877-272-2944

Sponsors for National Arab American Heritage Month:

Signature Circle

Leadership Circle

Contributor Circle

Issam and Jihan Andoni

In-Kind Sponsors

House of Flowers DC