Posts Tagged “culture”

Memoir: “Stories My Father Told Me” Available Now

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Memoir: “Stories My Father Told Me” Available Now

Memoir: “Stories My Father Told Me” Available Now Memories of a Childhood in Syria and Lebanon By Elia Zughaib, Illustrated by Helen Zughaib In a world driven by power, money, and the pursuit of personal success, Helen and her father Elia have given us a glimpse of an intact society stretched to the limit, yet…

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Anniversary of Arab American Recognition in Illinois

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Anniversary of Arab American Recognition in Illinois

Anniversary of Arab American Recognition in Illinois Two years ago in October 2018, Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan introduced legislation that formally recognized April as Arab American Heritage Month at a meeting of the Arab American Democratic Club. Madigan’s legislation made the declaration a state law. Here’s a story recalling that important event in…

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Chicago Cultural Alliance offers wide range of ethnic programs

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Chicago Cultural Alliance offers wide range of ethnic programs

Chicago Cultural Alliance offers wide range of ethnic programs As usual, we have a ton of events for you to enjoy all around Chicago. Our online event listing is chock full of events hand picked just for you, including exhibitions, concerts, film screenings, workshops, and more! It’s been hot out, so we’re taking a quick…

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Who are the Arabs of the Southwest Suburbs?

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Who are the Arabs of the Southwest Suburbs?

Who are the Arabs of the Southwest Suburbs? The recent personal attacks against a trustee in Palos Township has sparked a discussion about who are the Arabs of Chicagoland. I have spent most of my life studying and writing about the American Arab community, authoring dissertations and studies on them at Northern Illinois and the…

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