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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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