Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Arab America Celebrates Arab American Heritage Month

Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Arab America Celebrates Arab American Heritage Month

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Arab America held its third annual National Arab American Heritage celebration on April 12 at its offices in We Work White House in Washington, DC. Arab America's president, Warren David, welcomed guests, saying, "This is the one time in the year when we, as Arab Americans, get to toot our horn and say who we are. We are proud of our traditions, proud of our music, our cuisine, and our accomplishments. We have been here for over 100 years and we have contributed so much to our American society."

Dr. Amal David thanked all the volunteers and interns who helped make the reception a success. Jean R. Abinader, a founding board member of the Arab American Institute-a co-sponsor of the event- encouraged everyone to support Arab America in building stronger platforms for representing the community. Nearly 250 guests also heard short remarks from Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (NY), who represents one of the largest Yemeni communities in the U. …

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