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Palestinian Writer, Actress, and Poet Dana Dajani to Perform at the National Arab American Heritage Month Commemoration, April 18, 2024

posted on: Apr 3, 2024


(WASHINGTON, DC) April 3, 2024–The Arab America Foundation proudly announces that Palestinian poet and actress, Dana Dajani will perform on Thursday, April 18th, at the National Arab American Heritage Month Commemoration: Tribute to the Palestinian Heritage and Identity. The event will take place at the UDC Theater for the Arts at the University of the District of Columbia, with a tribute to the rich heritage and identity of the Palestinian people.

Dana Dajani is a proud Palestinian writer, performer, and advocate. As a performance poet, Dana uses her theatrical background to bring her spoken word pieces to life while addressing various themes of social justice through her characters. Part spoken-word, part one-woman show, Dana employs gesture, character, and a simple scarf to transport audiences through different themes, personas, and perspectives.

Dana has performed in global icons of culture such as the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the Sydney Opera House. The creative influencer has hosted and performed for a plethora of exclusive brands including Van Cleef & Arpel, Swarovski, Damas, MindValley, Expo 2020, Etisalat, Blackberry, Huawei, Tag Heuer, and countless others.

Dana was honored as Emirates Woman “Artist of the Year”, Dana received the “Young Arab Award for Entertainment” in 2016, and was recognized by Stylist Arabia as one of the “50 Influential and Inspirational Women in the UAE.”

National Arab American Heritage Month Commemoration: Tribute to the Palestinian Heritage and Identity

In addition to Palestinian writer, actress, and poet Dana Dajani, the National Arab American Heritage Month (NAAHM) Commemoration will feature Palestinian comedian Maysoon Zayid, Palestinian vocalist Mona Miari and the New York Arabic Orchestra Takht, Palestinian Mawawil performer from Los Angeles, Mahmoud Alsaqer; and the Palestinian Folkloric Dance Troupe, Faris El-Layl.

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About National Arab American Heritage Month 2024

“Celebrating Arab American Resilience and Diversity”

Across the country, cultural institutions, school districts, municipalities, state legislatures, public servants, and non-profit organizations issue proclamations and engage in special events commemorating our community’s rich heritage and numerous contributions to society.

Arab America and the Arab America Foundation launched the National Arab American Heritage Month initiative in 2017, with just a handful of states recognizing the initiative. Each year, our grass-roots network of over 250 Arab American volunteers, including community leaders, educators, and social justice activists in 28 states, gathers proclamations from their states, counties, municipalities, and local school districts and organizes numerous events.

Sponsorship of National Arab American Heritage Month 2024 (including Diversity Training Workshops)

The Arab America Foundation welcomes corporate participation as a sponsor to celebrate Arab American heritage and enhance the understanding of Arab identity and culture in America through the National Arab American Heritage Month initiative. Sponsorships include the Arab America Foundation’s diversity training workshop designed to help corporations educate their workforce and achieve DEI objectives within the Arab American community. Through this workshop, participants can gain insights into the community’s history, immigration, culture, traditions, and significant issues.

For information about National Sponsorship and DEI Workshops


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About the Arab America Foundation

The Arab America Foundation ( is a non-profit educational and cultural organization that promotes the Arab heritage in the U.S., educates Americans about the Arab heritage and identity, and connects and empowers Arab Americans

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