arab american heritage month

Arab American Heritage Month Celebration

Join the Modern Languages Department virtual event in celebration of Arab American Heritage Month this April! The Department also wishes a happy Ramadan to those who observe it! 

National Arab American Heritage Month has been observed during the month of April since 2017 in celebration of the rich and diverse cultures and contributions of the diverse population of Arab Americans. It was officially recognized in April 2021 by President Joe Biden. β€œThe Arab American community is essential to the fabric of our nation, and I am honored to be part of this celebration of Arab American culture, heritage, and contributions to American society,” Biden wrote in a letter to the Arab America Foundation. "The Arab American community exemplifies so much of what our country stands for: hard work, resilience, compassion, and generosity." "Diversity is one of our greatest strengths, and it is essential that we continue celebrating, promoting, and educating others about the myriad ways that the Arab people have advanced human civilization and contributed to the well-being of our nation.”

An estimated 3.7 million Americans have Arab roots, according to the Arab American Institute, with ancestries traced to 22 countries in the Middle East and North Africa, including Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Palestine, Morocco, Iraq, Jordan, Yemen, Bahrain, Tunisia, Algeria, Sudan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and others.

Prof. Wafa Daoud, adjunct professor of Arabic of the Modern Languages Department, invites you to learn about Arab American history and experiences by watching the following videos: 

The Arab American Experience

Arab American Stories

Feel free to share your thoughts, reflections or comments in HERE after watching. Log in with your FSC email credentials. 


Source: "Arab American Heritage Month 2023", History

April 1, 2023 - April 30, 2023

Virtual Event

Thank you to all of our attendees, we look forward to seeing you at future events.

Last Modified 3/29/23