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Connect Arab America: Empowerment Summit

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The Arab America Foundation salutes Arab American unity and identity with discussions from exciting speakers in public service, cultural institutions, business innovators, influencers, and performances by exciting artists from the U.S. and abroad at this year’s first annual Connect Arab America: Empowerment Summit, February 1-5, 2021.

The primary purpose of the conference is to connect, educate, and empower Arab Americans by bringing inspiring and successful Arab Americans to present the best of Arab America.

The Connect Arab America: Empowerment Summit will run virtually on Zoom, February 1-5, 2021 Monday-Friday, from 7-8 pm ET with networking to follow each evening from 8-8:30 pm.


The Summit schedule is as follows (Download pdf here: Official Connect Conference 2021 Program)

Day 1: Monday, February 1: Connecting with Public Officials

As a marginalized community, Arab Americans are becoming more active politically in municipal, regional, state, and all levels of politics. This panel will meet some of the public officials that are making a difference in their respective communities.

Day 1_ Connect Arab America Empowerment Summit–Connecting with Public Officials from Arab America on Vimeo.

Day: 2: Tuesday, February 2: Connecting with Cultural Institutions

Outreach is important in edifying and promoting Arab culture and identity. Join us as we talk with leaders of major Arab cultural institutions in the U.S. who are making an impact on the Arab American narrative.

Day 2_ Connect Arab America Empowerment Summit–Connecting with Cultural Institutions from Arab America on Vimeo.

Day 3: Wednesday, February 3: Connecting with Business Leaders 

Many Arab Americans have created their own businesses and have become icons in the entrepreneurial world. Join us as we recognize prominent and rising Arab American entrepreneurs who have proudly promoted their heritage and identity through their work.

Day 3_ Connect Arab America Empowerment Summit–Connecting with Business Leaders from Arab America on Vimeo.

Day 4: Thursday, February 4: Connecting with Influencers

With a new generation comes a new way of keeping in touch with the broader community. As technology has changed, so has the way Arab Americans see themselves in the world. Meet the new generation of change-makers who are using digital social presence to make their mark on American society. #Influencers

Day 5: Friday, February 5: Connecting with Our Culture

They’re our cultural representatives to the world: actors, musicians, poets, writers, and comedians, proudly represent Arab heritage in their respective fields. Enjoy the rich Arab heritage as we connect with inspiring artists.


Join us as we “CONNECT” with Arab America.

–For more information or to register for the Connect Arab America: Empowerment Summit, click here.
–For more information about the Arab America Foundation, click here.
–For media inquiries, contact Raneem Ghunaim here.

About the Arab America Foundation

The Arab America Foundation (AAF) is a non-profit (501c3) educational and cultural organization. The mission of AAF is to promote the Arab heritage, empower and educate others about the Arab identity, connect Arab Americans, and build coalitions with diverse organizations across the U.S.

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Connect Arab America: Empowerment Summit