Arab Heritage Month 2014
Do not miss out on a calendar of events centering and celebrating Arab history, culture, food, dance performances, poetry, art, and, most importantly, a campus-wide celebration of Arab diaspora in the U.S. The theme for this year's Arab Heritage Month is "Yallah N3eesh: Sustaining the Arab Diaspora in the U.S." "Yallah N3eesh" means "let live" in Arabic and is a song by famous singer Um Khaltoum (pictured on the bottom left of the calendar).
Arab Heritage Month Keynote Event~
Lecture by Dr. Rashid Khalidi
5 pm Hutchins Hall
Our keynote speaker, Dr. Rashid Khalidi, is an Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies at Columbia University in New York and the author of Palestinian Identity: The Construction of Modern National Consciousness. He will speak on "Constitutionalism & Democracy in the Middle East" and will follow his lecture with a meet and greet and book signing on April 3, 2013 at 5pm in Hutchins Hall.
ARAB LOVE WEEK
3/31-4/4 is Arab Love Week. There will be a variety of events throughout the week ending with a celebration of Arab culture through the much-anticipated Arab-Xpressions featuring Shadia Mansour. We will be closing Arab Heritage Month with the themed event "Yallah N3eesh Open Mic and Poetry Showcase."