Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs

AHM 2021 Calendar

About Arab Heritage Month

Nationally, Arab Heritage Month is celebrated throughout the month of April. This year, at the University of Michigan, Arab Heritage Month will be celebrated from March 15th - April 8th. Arab Heritage Month is a month-long celebration that draws attention to the histories, achievements, and cultures of Arabs, Arab-Americans, and people who trace their lineage back to Southwest Asia and North African regions.

Many of the 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 theme for Arab Heritage Month 2021 is Mosaic, an art form that originated in the region, and is also a perfect metaphor for the community - we are composed of thousands of individual beautiful pieces, each unique in their own way while creating a greater whole. We aim to reframe the narrative surrounding Arabs and Arab Americans and focus on the richness and diversity of this shared culture. This community is not a melting pot, rather it is a beautiful piece of artwork, a mosaic.

Arab Heritage Month 2021 will feature a series of events dedicated to uplifting the community’s shared heritage. This year’s heritage month committee is also focused on bringing forth a diverse set of voices to highlight the countless experiences that Arabs face on campus and in and around the world.

**Visit this Google Site LINK to learn more info about this years Arab Heritage Month 2021! The link includes links to RSVP, info about speakers and events, a highlight of the committee planning, and much more! 

Arab Heritage Month 2021 Overview:

Monday, March 15, 2021 | 6PM

Arab Heritage Month Opening Ceremony

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 | 7PM

Navigating the Arab Identity with Abdullah Hammoud

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | 6PM

Our Voices, Our Power: Learning to Tell the Story Only You Can Tell with Dearborn Girl

Thursday, March 18, 2021 | 6:30PM

Intersectionality and Identity: Mixed Identities and the Diaspora

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 | 6PM

Letters to Refugees

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 | 7:30PM

The Legacy of Palestinian Women's Resistance

Thursday, March 25, 2021 | 7PM

Radical Reimaginings: A Conversation on Palestinian Futurism

Friday, March 26, 2021 | 6PM

Arab Heritage Kahoot

Friday, March 26, 2021 | 7PM

Chai and Chobi

Monday, March 29, 2021 | 6PM

The Art of Emotional Resilience with Najwa Zebian

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 | 7PM

TikTok in Medicine with Dr. Fayez Ajib

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 | 5PM

Anti-Racism Teach-In

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 | 7PM

Substance Abuse Stigmas in the Arab Community with Ali Sayed

Thursday, April 1, 2021 | 6PM

Confronting the Harms of Surveillance with Assia Boundaoui

Thursday, April 1, 2021 | 7PM

An Evening with Zeyn Joukhadar: Reading & Q+A

Friday, April 2, 2021 | 6PM

Bil Afiya - Registration Coming Soon

Saturday, April 3, 2021 | 1PM

Reading Coffee, Writing the Future with Levon Kafafian

Saturday, April 3, 2021 | 7PM

Arab Xpressions

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 | 6PM

Arab Family Fued

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 | 5PM

Coalition Building Teach-In

Thursday, April 8, 2021 | 6PM

Arab Heritage Month Closing Ceremony - Registration Coming Soon!

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 | 4PM

Celebrating Arabic Written Heritage with Evyn Kropf

For questions about Arab Heritage Month, please contact the MESA office at 734-763-9044 or by emailing