Arab American Heritage Month

Arab American Hertiage Month

“Beginning in the 90’s, Arab American heritage was celebrated sporadically. It wasn’t until 2017 when US Congress women Debbie Dingell (D-MI) issued a congressional resolution that April was officially recognized as Arab American Heritage Month.” (Arabamerica.com)

“The Arab world includes 22 countries stretching from North Africa in the west to the Arabian Gulf in the east. Arabs are ethnically, religiously, and politically diverse but descend from a common linguistic and cultural heritage.” (Arabamerica.com)

“Today there are over 3.5 million Arab Americans in the US. According to the US census, Michigan’s Arab American population increased more than 65% between 1990-2000. 66% of the community identifies with Lebanese or Iraqi/Chaldean heritage along with sizable numbers of Palestinian/Jordanian and Yemeni Americans.” (Arabamerica.com)

“Arab Americans tend to be more educated then the general population, with 41% having graduated from college, compared to 24% of the general US population in 2000.” (Thoughtco.com - Celebrating Arab American Heritage Month)