Southern Poverty Law Center Honored at Gibran for “Institutional Excellence”

Posted by on April 11, 2012 in Blog
The Arab American Institute Foundation (AAIF) will present the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) with the Award for Institutional Excellence at the 2012 Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards Gala in Washington, DC. AAIF is bestowing the award on SPLC for its tireless efforts and accomplishments in building a society where mutual respect and understanding exists across racial, ethnic, political, and religious lines.
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Nancy Alhabashi - A Palestinian American Poet and Painter

Posted by on April 11, 2012 in Blog
By Dalal Hillou A year ago at the Atlanta Arab Festival, I came across an art display that took my breath away. It was there that I met Palestinian artist Nancy Alhabashi, whose art and poetry is a seamless blend of East meets West.
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Spend a Summer in Palestine

Posted by on April 09, 2012 in Blog
By Haneen Sakakini Are you a member of a Palestinian family living in the Diaspora (US, UK, Chile, Canada, Australia, etc.)? Do you have a teenager who will be entering 9th, 10th, or 11th grade this fall? If so, please consider sending her or him to the Go Palestine Summer Camp this July 2012!
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“The Muslims are Coming!” � to Gibran

Posted by on April 09, 2012 in Blog
For as long as they have been around, the Muslims are Coming! Comedy Tour has been trying to supplant our traditional Gibran Awards ceremony with a Sharia-compliant program. This year they have finally infiltrated the Gala. But seriously, the comedy tour will receive a Special Recognition Award at this year’s Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards Gala for their use of comedy to break down cultural barriers and for their efforts to dispel misconceptions about Muslims and Arabs throughout the country.
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AAIF Recognizes Ambassador Kattouf for Three Decades of Public Service

Posted by on April 05, 2012 in Blog
This year, the Arab American Institute Foundation’s (AAIF) Kahlil Gibran “Spirit of Humanity” Awards Gala features a number of exceptional awardees. Receiving the Najeeb Halaby Award for Public Service is Ambassador Theodore H. Kattouf, president and CEO of AMIDEAST. Since 1972 Ambassador Kattouf, a former U.S. Ambassador to the UAE and Syria, has led a distinguished Foreign Service career, serving throughout the Middle East, including posts in Iraq, Kuwait, Yemen, and Saudi Arabia.
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“Save Washington Street”

Posted by on January 03, 2012 in Blog

We first brought the “Save Washington Street” campaign to your attention back in early November, and our original article urged you to take action to preserve this historic site of the first Arab American neighborhood in the United States. Now this campaign has caught the attention of The New York Times reporter David Dunlap, who recently wrote an article about the movement called “Little Syria (Now Tiny Syria) Finds New Advocates” detailing the progress that’s been made and what obstacles remain.

This additional recognition is...

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Congratulations to NAAP on Their 10th Year Anniversary!

Posted by on November 16, 2011 in Blog
By Maha Neouchy The Network for Arab American Professionals (NAAP) celebrated their 10th year anniversary with a cozy reception on Friday, November 11 at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
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Turaath: A Night to Remember

Posted by on November 14, 2011 in Blog

By Maha Neouchy

Turaath: Celebrating Arab Culture in America, hosted by the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) on Thursday, November 10th was a huge success. This event, the first of its kind, was hosted by the newly-formed ADC Women’s Initiative. Turaath kicked off with a surprise dance performance by the Meejana Dabkeh Troupe, who helped pump up the audience with their energetic dance moves and lively Arabic music. The performance was followed by Rima Fakih, the beautiful Dearborn native and winner of the Miss USA pageant in 2010, who was extremely endearing with her humorous jokes and sentimental...

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Commemorating “Little Syria”

Posted by on November 02, 2011 in Blog

By Maha Neouchy

Ground Zero has occupied the attention of Americans for over a decade. But a little known fact about the site, which is now being brought to the attention of Americans everywhere, is that it was once home to one of the first Arab American neighborhoods in the U.S. From the 1870s to the 1940s, the Lower West Side in Lower Manhattan on Washington Street was once an Arab American community known as “Little Syria”, “The Mother Colony”, “Bowling Green Village”, or “The Syrian Quarter.” It ran from Battery Park through the current location of the 9/11 Memorial...

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Chicago Celebrates Annual Arab Heritage Month

Posted by on October 18, 2011 in Blog

By Maha Neouchy

During the month of November, the Advisory Council on Arab Affairs, one of eight advisory councils of the Chicago Commission on Human Relations (CCHR), will host its annual Arab Heritage Month in Chicago.

Arab Heritage Month was created to help “eliminate discrimination, bigotry, and racism against people of Arab descent by educating the public about Arab culture, civilization, and contributions to society.” The Advisory Council on Arab Affairs has successfully hosted Arab Heritage Months every year since 1991.

Roxane Assaf, a member of Chicago’s Commission on Human Relations Advisory Council on Arab Affairs, is ecstatic...

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