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.
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.
Speaking events with various authors, professionals, & intellectuals
Educational outreach & discussions for local schools & organizations
Diversity workshops for schools, organizations, or businesses
Arab Film Festivals
Arab Musical Performances
Organized Trips to Dearborn and the Arab American National Museum
Arab Dance (Debka) Workshops