Posts tagged Arab Americans
Posts tagged Arab Americans
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.
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
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
A New York Times article about the Banaat dance party for Arab Lesbians in New York City. Lesbians and LGBT people in general are often an overlooked segment of the Arab American community.
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.
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.
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From the Archive: Photo of the El-Baz shuttlecraft used on Star Trek: The Next Generation. The El-Baz was named after Dr. Farouk El-Baz, an Egyptian American scientist who worked with NASA on their explorations to the moon.
Check out other photos in our Archive from Dr. Farouk El-Baz, including images from his time at NASA.
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.
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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.