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Arab Americans around the country turned out for the eighth annual Arab American Service Day on Saturday, May 19, 2012 to work on 18 projects throughout the United States. The annual event is sponsored and coordinated by the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC) and its member organizations.

In Michigan, volunteers from NNAAC and ACCESS who joined high school and college students from throughout metro Detroit to clean up Belle Isle in Detroit. 

(Source: nnaac.org)

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1) NYPL Digital Gallery [482835, Lebanon Restaurant (Syrian), 88 Washington Street, Manhattan. (August 12, 1936)] Changing New York: Photographs by Berenice Abbott, 1935-1938

2) Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [LC-DIG-ggbain-19028] George Grantham Bain Collection

The history of Little Syria in New York. More photos, article and video.

The Arab American National Museum is developing a travelling exhibit about Little Syria. More information on this exhibit can be found on the AANM’s website and on the Little Syria Facebook Page.

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both/and breaks the shackles of “either/or” in this semi-autobiographical short video play by Jamil Khoury. In both/and, the characters of Jamil, Arab Man, and Gay Man explore and explode the constructed borders between American and Arab, Arab American and gay, for profit and not for profit, and assorted other disputed territories.

via Silk Road Rising

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Some of the amazing, artistic bowls created for the AANM’s Empty Bowls event.
The Arab American National Museum held a fundraiser for the Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan on May 18, 2012. Art students from Dearborn Public Schools created special bowls that were given to all who participated in the fundraiser.Pictures from the event can be found on the AANM’s Flickr account.

Some of the amazing, artistic bowls created for the AANM’s Empty Bowls event.

The Arab American National Museum held a fundraiser for the Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan on May 18, 2012. Art students from Dearborn Public Schools created special bowls that were given to all who participated in the fundraiser.

Pictures from the event can be found on the AANM’s Flickr account.

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Episode 3b of the AANM Podcast: Interview with Samuel Hazo

In the second installment of the Patriots and Peacemakers interview series, Candice speaks to Dr. Samuel Hazo. Dr. Hazo is an Arab American professor, poet and Korean War veteran and he speaks about his time in the service and what it means to serve as an Arab American.

Work by Dr. Hazo can be found in the AANM Library.

Subscribe to the podcasts for free on iTunesU

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Even today, hundreds, if not thousands, of English words that we use in our daily conversations have Arabic roots including terms like “sugar”, “algebra”, “alcohol”, “safari”, and many more.
From “Arab and Muslim Contributions and Backlash" by Tareq Ramadan on the Reclaiming Identity: Dismantling Arab Stereotypes blog.

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AANM Podcast, Episode 3a: Interview with Nura Suleiman

Continuing with our podcast series about service, in conjuction with our Patriots & Peacemakers exhibit, Candice interviews Nura Suleiman, Palestinian American and Peace Corps volunteer. Nura volunteered in Cameroon, Africa and she talks about her experience there and what that service meant to her.

Download the podcasts for free on iTunesU

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Ambassador Edward Gabriel standing in front of his picture, featured in the Diplomatic Service section of the Patriots & Peacemakers: Arab Americans in Service to Our Country exhibit.
Ambassadors Selwa Roosevelt and Edward Gabriel visited the Arab American National Museum on April 29, 2012. Both Ambassadors were in town to receive the Arab American of the Year Award at the 41st ACCESS Anniversary Dinner.

Ambassador Edward Gabriel standing in front of his picture, featured in the Diplomatic Service section of the Patriots & Peacemakers: Arab Americans in Service to Our Country exhibit.

Ambassadors Selwa Roosevelt and Edward Gabriel visited the Arab American National Museum on April 29, 2012. Both Ambassadors were in town to receive the Arab American of the Year Award at the 41st ACCESS Anniversary Dinner.

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