Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs

Arab Heritage Month 2019 Calendar

Nationally, Arab Heritage Month is celebrated throughout the month of April. On campus, we begin our celebration on February 23rd and conclude in mid-April. This year, many of our events focus on broadening the conversation about inclusion and exclusion, with the hopes of engaging in dialogue about the nuances of language, culture, and geography. We hope to explore and highlight stories that represent the perspectives across the Arab diaspora, exploring the terms "Arab" "Middle Eastern/North African" and "Southwest Asian/North African."

The official hashtag for Arab Heritage Month at U-M is #MESAxAHM. Suggested hashtags to also include are: #ArabWolverines #MichiganMENA #WeExist 


ARAB HERITAGE MONTH EVENTS 2019

**Saturday, Feb 23: Arab Xpressions: Ajyal
Hosted by the Arab Student Association
Power Center for the Performing Arts
121 Fletcher St, Ann Arbor, MI
6:30-9:30pm
**Tickets are $5 at the door. MESA will provide a free ticket for the first 20 people to drop by MESA beginning 9:30am on Tuesday, Feb. 19th.

 

**Thursday, Feb 28: Cinema Outing: Capernaum
Michigan Theater
603 E Liberty St 
8:15-10:15pm 
**This is a ticketed event. MESA will provide 40 free tickets (medium pop & popcorn included!) for the first 40 students who RSVP via this form.

 

Wednesday, Mar 13: Indigenous and Non-Arab Groups of the Middle East
Presented by Fayth Kakos & Jannah Mandwee
School of Education, The Tribute Room (Room 1322
610 University Ave
5:00-7:00pm

 

Wednesday, Mar 20: Silenced Experiences: Mental Health in the Middle East
Hosted by Heal-Move-Shift & the Arab Student Association
School of Education, The Tribute Room (Room 1322)
610 University Ave
5:00-7:00pm

 

**Saturday, Mar 23: Remembering the Refugees
Hosted by Epsilon Alpha Sigma Sorority, Inc.
Ross School of Business, Ross Colloquium
701 Tappan St
6:00-9:00pm
**This is a ticketed event. MESA will provide a limited number of free tickets on a first-come, first-serve basis. More information will become available.

 

Wednesday, Mar 27: The Intersection of Religious Identities in the Middle East
Hosted by the Michigan Interfaith Council & the Arab Heritage Month Planning Committee
School of Education, The Tribute Room (Room 1322)
610 University Ave
5:00-7:00pm

 

Friday, Mar 29: People of Color Among People of Color: Anti-Blackness and Colorism within the MENA Community
Presented by Celine Nasser
School of Education, The Tribute Room (Room 1322)
610 University Ave
12:00pm-2:00pm

 

Wednesday, Apr 3: Arab Masculinity & Mental Health Concerns: A Two-Step Exploration Towards Healing
Presented by Jad Elharake & Robbie Abdelhoq
School of Education, The Tribute Room (Room 1322)
610 University Ave
5:00-7:00pm

 

Saturday, Apr 6: The Grand Bazaar
Palmer Commons, Great Lakes Room
100 Washtenaw Ave
5:00-7:00pm

 

**Sunday, Apr 7: 2nd Annual Fundraising Dinner for Yemen
Hosted by the Yemeni Students' Association
Rackham Assembly Hall
915 Washington St
6:00-8:00pm
**Tickets are $20: register at bit.ly/yemendinner19. MESA will provide a free ticket for the first 20 people to drop by MESA beginning 9:30am on Tuesday, April 2nd. 

 

Wednesday, Apr 10: Arab Folk-Dancing Workshop with Karim Nagi: Dabke and Beyond
Hosted by the Department of Middle East Studies
Michigan League, Vandenberg Room
911 N. University Ave
4:00-5:30pm

 

Thursday, Apr 11: Film & Discussion: Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People
North Quad, Room 1265 **UPDATED INFO**
105 State St
7:30-9:00pm

 

Friday, Apr 12: Arab Unity Celebration
Hosted by the Arab Student Association
University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)
525 State St
6:00-9:00pm

 

FIELD TRIP CANCELED 
Field Trip to the Arab American National Museum
Free transportation will be provided.
13624 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI

 


For questions about Arab Heritage Month, please contact the MESA office at 734-763-9044 or by emailing mesa.uofm@umich.edu. We are more than happy to help!