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
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 | 7PM
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | 6PM
Thursday, March 18, 2021 | 6:30PM
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 | 6PM
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 | 7:30PM
Thursday, March 25, 2021 | 7PM
Friday, March 26, 2021 | 6PM
Friday, March 26, 2021 | 7PM
Monday, March 29, 2021 | 6PM
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 | 7PM
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 | 5PM
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 | 7PM
Thursday, April 1, 2021 | 6PM
Thursday, April 1, 2021 | 7PM
Friday, April 2, 2021 | 6PM
Bil Afiya - Registration Coming Soon
Saturday, April 3, 2021 | 1PM
Saturday, April 3, 2021 | 7PM
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 | 6PM
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 | 5PM
Thursday, April 8, 2021 | 6PM
Arab Heritage Month Closing Ceremony - Registration Coming Soon!
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 | 4PM
For questions about Arab Heritage Month, please contact the MESA office at 734-763-9044 or by emailing email@example.com.