Explore the value and importance of engaging with Arab-American students through a multicultural competence lens with Moraine Valley Community College professor and counselor Souzan Naser from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16, in Student Services Center, Room 1200, on the College of DuPage Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd.
The event is sponsored by COD’s Middle East Committee and is free and open to the public.
Naser will give an overview of the socio-political features of and historical and current oppressions experienced by Arab students. Audiences will learn more about the Arab world, Arab-American demographics, cultural norms and religious practices, as well as multicultural counseling considerations as Naser identifies the unique challenges experienced by this population, as well as what it means for institutions to be responsible for providing safe and inclusive spaces for Arab students.
Naser was born in Palestine and raised on the southwest side of Chicago, among one of America’s largest Arab-American communities. As a second-generation community activist, she acts as a board member of the Arab American Action Network, playing a key role in defining the strategy and vision of the organization and supporting the mental health needs of Arab and Muslim youth.