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Arab American Heritage Month Calendar of Events

Arab American Heritage Month at Central Michigan University is celebrated annually April 1 to April 30. In conjunction with other national celebrations, we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Arab Americans to the United States, Michigan and CMU. Join us in celebration of Arab American heritage and culture.

Arab American Heritage Month | 2022 Calendar of Events

Download a printable 2022 Arab American Heritage Month Calendar

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Introduction to Ramadan

MSA will offer an introduction to the Islamic holy month as well as an understanding of the customs and practices related to its observance.

Time and location: 5:30 - 6:30pm | Bovee UC 108

Thursday, April 7, 2022MAC Scholar Approved Logo

Ramadan Reflection

Folks will gather together just before sun down to reflect on the reasons for fasting and discuss the experience.

Time and location: 7:30 - 8:30pm | Bovee UC Terrace Rooms

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Arabic Bingo

Learn to pronounce numbers in Arabic with this fun and interactive game.

Time and location: 6pm | Kulhavi 141 & 142

Saturday, April 16, 2022MAC Scholar Approved Logo

Intercultural Unity Festival

The purpose of the Intercultural Unity Festival is to build a community for underrepresented students on campus, increase cultural awareness for students not members of those communities, and overall to celebrate these cultural communities through their traditions.

Time and location: 10:30am - 6pm | Powers Ballroom

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Muslim College Students

Learn about the lived experience of current Muslim college students.

Time and location: 5pm | Bovee UC 108

Wednesday, April 20, 2022MAC Scholar Approved Logo

Dearborn Dabke

Learn about the folk dance and watch performances by the Dearborn Dabke dance troupe.

Time and location: 6:30pm | Pearce 128

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Movie: Born in Gaza

This documentary examines how violence has transformed the lives of 10 Palestinian children.

Time and location: 5:30pm | Bovee UC Auditorium, 302

Wednesday, April 27, 2022MAC Scholar Approved Logo

Arab Influence on Spanish Language

Learn about the influence and similarities between the Arabic and Spanish languages.

Time and location: 7pm |Bovee UC 108

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Comedian: Emil Wakim

Emil Wakim is a stand-up comedian based in Bloomington, Indiana. He can be seen charming audiences with his comedy that was once described by his foreign parents as, “We don’t get it.”

Time and location: 7pm | French Auditorium