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.
Over sixty national advisory board members from twenty-eight states are already requesting legislatures, city councils, and school districts to issue NAAHM proclamations and adopt our educator curriculum kit which will be disseminated to school districts throughout the nation.
The curriculum kit, mentioned above, is a powerful tool to improve the understanding of the history of Arab migration to America, geography of the Arab world, Arab American diversity in faith, dialect, customs, and traditions. We will be glad to share it with you upon your request.
Below is a list of resources and content regarding the Arab and Arab American identity and culture:
Featuring content written by Arab America regarding identity, culture, history, cuisine, contributions and Arab American issues.
University of Michigan-Dearborn – The only academic institution in the United States devoted solely to the study of Arab Americans.
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor – Committed to an interdisciplinary approach to Arab American Studies that integrates research and teaching methods from various fields, such as history, media studies, literature, anthropology, sociology, etc. A transnational approach that highlights the relationship between Arab homelands and diasporas.
Alif Institute fosters an understanding and appreciation of Arab culture and to engage Arabs and non-Arabs alike to achieve this mission.
Serves the community through cultural programs, outreach, and social services; promotes Arab culture and heritage and fosters a greater understanding of Arab Culture in Houston
The Arab American National Museum is the first museum in the world devoted to Arab American history and culture.
100 Questions and Answers about Arab Americans.
A description of the diversity and culture of the Arab world.
Al-Bab aims to introduce non-Arabs to the Arabs and their culture. Western explorers of the 18th and 19th centuries portrayed the Arab world as a strange, exotic and sometimes terrifying place. Al-Bab seeks to portray the Arab world neither as an object of fear nor as a cultural curiosity – fascinating though it may be.
Cultural riches of the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean-an anthropological guide. Al-Mashriq is a non-political, non-sectarian, non-commercial server. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors and in no way reflect the views of the maintainer of the server. Its purpose is to reflect a culture and the ways of life of Lebanon and the Levant and was started as guide and entry point to the life and history of the region for the benefit of expatriates of the Levant.
The Arab Center is a nonprofit, independent, and nonpartisan research organization dedicated to furthering the political, economic, and social understanding of the Arab world in the United States and to providing insight on US policies and interests in the Middle East.
Promoting understanding and cooperation between Americans and the people of the Middle East and North Africa.
Georgetown University – The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) is the only academic center in the United States focusing essentially on the Arab world–the region from Morocco to the Gulf. It has been doing so with distinction for over 30 years.
The Institute for Palestine Studies is the oldest institute in the world devoted exclusively to documentation, research, analysis, and publication on Palestinian affairs
Founded in 1946, the Middle East Institute’s principal objective is to increase Americans’ knowledge and understanding of the region.
A non-profit organization whose purpose is to contribute to an understanding of current issues in U.S.-Middle East relations.
For scholars, students, and others interested in the study of the Middle East, North Africa and the Islamic world.
A non-profit organization dedicated to improving American knowledge and understanding of the Arab world.
The Jerusalem Fund aims to foster greater awareness about Palestine, in the United States and abroad, and to ameliorate the lives of Palestinians in Palestine and the diaspora.
Arabic Language and Literature
A description detailing the history and current trends in Arabic literature
The Qatar Foundation is dedicated to advancing global citizenship and Arabic language and Arab culture.
The collected works and biography of the famous Arab American author Khalil Gibran
A review and record of Arab culture and arts.
The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture is an initiative of Arab cultural activists as an independent foundation to support individual artists, writers, researchers, intellectuals, as well as organizations from the Arab region working in the field of arts and culture.
Original art centered on the theme of Islam and the Arab experience.
Turaath is the oldest site on the web dedicated to the education, analysis, reviews, and resources for traditional Arab music worldwide.
This site houses a complete anthology of classical and traditional Arab music on MP3’s and DVD from throughout the Arab world.
Arab American Identity