First-in-the-Nation Caucus Passes Proclamation to Commemorate National Arab American Heritage Month

Posted by Arab American Institute on April 27, 2020 in Blog

April is National Arab American Heritage Month. This month recognizes the achievements and contributions of Arab Americans. Arab Americans are immigrants and the descendants of immigrants who came to the United States seeking political liberty and economic opportunity. Arabs began immigrating to the United States in the late 1800s in significant numbers, and have enriched every aspect of American society - including civic and political life. Arab Americans forged a new path in American politics, bringing their spirit, talents,...

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Meet Ahmad Alwan

Posted by Elly Rostoum on April 16, 2020 in Blog

April is Arab American Heritage Month, and this year, we’re recognizing it by sharing a story each week of an Arab American hero on the frontline of community service in the fight against COVID-19. Meet Ahmad Alwan of New York, New York.

Ahmad Alwan is a 20-year old New Yorker. He is an aspiring Pharmacy Technician. In his free time, Ahmad works at Lucky Candy, a convenience store his father, who immigrated to the United States from Yemen, has owned for more than a decade. In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in...

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Meet Sirene Abou Chakra

Posted by Elly Rostoum on April 08, 2020 in Blog

April is Arab American Heritage Month, and this year, we’re recognizing it by sharing a story each week of an Arab American hero on the frontline of community service in the fight against COVID-19. Meet Sirene Abou-Chakra of Detroit, Michigan.

What do you think when you hear #DetroitStrong? People. People whose commitment to lifting up others is legendary and whose grit is defined by never, ever giving up in the face of great adversity. That spirit is what so many find inspiring about Detroit and its people, and it is what...

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