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Arab American Heritage Month: Home

Celebrate Arab American Heritage Month

Wednesday, April 6th 7:00-8:30 pm in Victory Lounge

Enjoy sampling food from Jerusalem Cafe!

April is Arab American Heritage Month.  Celebrating the rich and diverse culture and contributions of the United States' Middle Eastern population, National Arab American Heritage Month has been observed during the month of April since 2017.

 

Welcome!

Who Are Arab Americans?

Arab Americans are made up of people with 

  • Heritage in the Arab world - which is composed of 22 countries that are members of the Arab League
  • Arab countries reach from North Africa to West Asia, giving way to diversity in faith, race, and dialects. The umbrella organization, the Arab League, has 22 members. They are Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros Islands, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
  • The three largest religious groups in the Arab world are Abrahamic: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
  • Faith, family, and community are essential components to Arab culture

Source: Arab America Foundation, Educational Resources

The Arab World: An Overview

Arab Countries

Contains 3 major geographical regions

Arabs should not be referred to as Middle Eastern Americans

Arab Cultural Elements

The Arab world is diverse

Religions in the Arab World

Summary of the Arab World