Cultural Services

ARAB AMERICAN CULTURE

Arab Americans are a diverse people who come from all walks of life. Many have different origin stories, but all share a deep pride and respect for their heritages. Arabs are typically defined as Arabic-speaking with shared histories and come from one of twenty-two Arab countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros Islands, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

The role of the Arab American Heritage Council is not to define Arab American identity, but to highlight, represent, and preserve Arab culture for the many Arab American communities in the Greater Flint area. Below are examples of cultural events hosted by the AAHC:

  • Arab Film Festival
  • Arabic Musical Performances
  • Trips to Dearborn and the Arab American National Museum
  • Cultural Diversity/Competency Workshops
  • Arab Dabka Performances
Palestinian Debkah Group From Lajee Cultural Center