Meet Nora Shehadah George of Florida

Posted by Elly Rostoum on April 30, 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 Nora Shehadah George of Florida.

Nora Shehadah George is an American hero.

Nora is an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) registered nurse, with more than 20 years of experience. She is not a stranger to pain.

With her boys out of the house, she put her house on the market earlier this year and decided to become a travel nurse. “I...

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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 Juliette Kayyem

Posted by Elly Rostoum on April 23, 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 Juliette Kayyem of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Juliette Kayyem has spent the last two decades managing complex policy initiatives and organizing government responses to major crises in both state and federal government. A national leader in homeland security, resiliency and safety, she is currently the Senior Belfer Lecturer in International Security at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where she is faculty chair of the Homeland Security...

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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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