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.

Palestinian Debka Group from Lajee Cultural Center

Educational & Cultural Programs

The Arab American Heritage Council is dedicated to preserving and celebrating Arab culture and educating the Arab community and non-Arabs about our histories, language, and identities. Most of our programming is done in partnership with major institutions such as the Flint Institute of Music, the Flint Institute of Arts, and the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn. We also partner with local community organizations and schools to serve the broadest possible audience.

If you would like to partner with us or host something at your organization, please email us at [email protected]

Educational Programming

  • Speaking events with various authors, professionals, & intellectuals
  • Educational outreach & discussions for local schools & organizations
  • Diversity workshops for schools, organizations, or businesses

Cultural Programming

  • Arab Film Festivals
  • Arab Musical Performances
  • Organized Trips to Dearborn and the Arab American National Museum
  • Arab Dance (Debka) Workshops

Check out previous educational & cultural events by scrolling through the images below!

Boys & Girls Club of Flint

In 2018, we partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of Flint to learn about Arab fashion, language, music, & dance!

Bishop of Jersualem

In 2019, we hosted the Bishop of Jerusalem at St. George Orthodox Church in Flint to speak about the Holy Land of Palestine!

National Arab Orchestra

Along with the Flint Institute of Music, we hosted the National Arab Orchestra in Flint for the first time ever in 2019! They played to an over capacity crowd of more than 300!

Arab Film Festival

Our Arab Film Festival from 2019 hosted at the Flint Institute of Arts was a community hit and featured the award-winning film “The Insult”!

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