On January 11th, 2018, the Arab American Heritage Council hosted an education event for The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Flint. Led by our executive director, Devin Boulos Jones, the event outlined the basic aspects of Arab culture including language, fashion, and dance. The children especially enjoyed modeling traditional Palestinian clothing. However, the highlight […]
On March 22, 2018, The Washington Post released a story on the younger generation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, also known as Dreamers. Specifically, these young people between the ages of 16 and 18 are unable to continue some of their future goals due to the closing of DACA applications. Many of […]
Date Posted: February 20th, 2018 Most native-born Americans have no idea how long it takes to legally become a U.S. citizen. Lawrence-Journal World explored this issue through the case of Syed Ahmed Jamal who took more than thirty years to finally become a citizen. To read more on his story, please click the following link: http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2018/feb/14/immigration-law-expert-explains-rocky-path-citizen/?utm_source=CLINIC+Mail&utm_campaign=406285de79-CLINIC_Daily_2-20-18&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a33179621a-406285de79-284015821.
Date Posted: February 20th, 2018 Last week, the current administration’s third attempt at a Muslim ban was struck down by the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. According to the ACLU’s Feb. 15th article (link below), the ban was declared unconstitutional because it violated the freedom of religion clause of the First Amendment. The […]
Event Date: October 17th, 2017 With the assistance of many donors, sponsors, guests, staff members, and volunteers, executive director Devin B. Jones was able to organize a magnificent awards banquet for community leaders of Genesee County. Many awards were handed out including the following: Chancellor Susan E. Borrego | Community Contributor of the Year, Muslim Outreach […]
From Ruth Mott Foundation, funds to be used for cultural and education project FLINT, Mich. – The Arab-American Heritage Council (AAHC) has been awarded a $60,000 grant from the Ruth Mott Foundation. The funds will be used for the AAHC’s largest cultural and educational project to date, “Honoring Our Heritage: Co-created Histories of Flint’s Arab-American […]
The AAHC has partnered with students from the University of Michigan – Flint to interview local Arab-Americans about their experiences since 9/11. You can view the interviews here.