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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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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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George Takei at the Arab American National Museum with the museum’s Deputy Director Devon Akmon and ACCESS Board President Wadad Abed. March 9, 2012.
Mr. Takei works closely with the Japanese American National Museum, an institution that continues to be one of the AANM’s biggest supporters. The AANM is currently hosting a travelling exhibit from the Japanese American National Museum, Fighting for Democracy: Who is the “We” in “We, the People”? 
More pictures of his visit on the AANM’s Flickr page!

George Takei at the Arab American National Museum with the museum’s Deputy Director Devon Akmon and ACCESS Board President Wadad Abed. March 9, 2012.

Mr. Takei works closely with the Japanese American National Museum, an institution that continues to be one of the AANM’s biggest supporters. The AANM is currently hosting a travelling exhibit from the Japanese American National Museum, Fighting for Democracy: Who is the “We” in “We, the People”?

More pictures of his visit on the AANM’s Flickr page!

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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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Does Batman Wear a DishDasha?: A Dubai Diary

Aisha Thani

Anthony Del Col from The Beat writes about the first ever Middle East Film and Comic-Con, held on the weekend of April 20-21 in Dubai. He talks about the rising popularity of comics reading and creating across the region known as the Middle East as well as coverage of the convention itself.

Notable mentions include the new graphic novel River Jordan, written by Jordanian American actor & writer Merik Tadros.

The AANM Library has a growing graphic novel collection as well and looks forward to adding several selections that were featured at the MEFCC!

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