Arab America Seeks Volunteers to Assist with National Arab American Heritage Month, 2019
This year, we appeal to you, personally, to take an active role in contacting one or all the following entities: school districts, mayors, public servants, legislators, city councils, and school board members to issue an NAAHM Proclamation and/or adapt 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.
Also, we encourage volunteers to take the lead in organizing events in classrooms, schools, churches, mosques, and with other organizations.
During a time of heightened hate crimes, bigotry, and misunderstanding towards the Arab American and Muslim communities, it is more imperative than ever to use education and information sharing to embrace our culture and dispel stereotypes.
Arab America is committed to promoting all community cultural events and stories through our website and social media platforms during the month of April. Each week in April, 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.
In addition, Arab America will host in April a national celebration in Washington DC, attended by congressional representatives, Arab American leaders, government officials, activists, and the media. If you are interested to receive an invitation, contact, firstname.lastname@example.org
Last year’s national celebration in Washington DC:
Again, take an active role in helping us to identify school Districts and other institutions in your community to issue a Proclamation with formal recognition of April as National Arab American Heritage Month.
See below an example of what one community member in Dearborn has already initiated to mobilize her school District.
For a sample letter to an institution and also for more information on how to mobilize, please contact Dr. Amal David at email@example.com or call Arab America at 877-272-2944.
If for any reason you are not able to volunteer, you can instead sponsor a school or District to receive our Educational Curriculum Kit. The recommended contribution for each sponsorship is $120. Contribute
Proclamations and Resolutions from National Arab American Heritage Month 2018:
Congressional Record: Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI)
Washington DC Proclamation: Mayor Muriel Bowser
State of California Resolution SCR 123: State Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton)
Fairfax County: Board of Supervisors Proclamation
Montgomery County Public Schools: Jack R. Smith, Superintendent