Spring Lecture Series Scheduled on the Arab-American Experience in Greater Detroit

By Barlow, Betsy | Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, May 31, 1999 | Go to article overview

Spring Lecture Series Scheduled on the Arab-American Experience in Greater Detroit


Barlow, Betsy, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs


Spring Lecture Series Scheduled on the Arab-American Experience in Greater Detroit

In conjunction with the previously announced exhibition "A Community Between Two Worlds: Arab Americans in Greater Detroit," the Michigan State University Museum and the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (Dearborn) are offering a unique lecture series. Scholars have selected one or two short readings, ranging from poetry and short stories to scholarly essays, that blend personal narratives with theoretical interpretations of the Arab-American experience. While there is no charge, participants should register no later than seven days prior to the lecture to receive the readings. After each lecture, the invited scholars will gather with participants to discuss topics generated by the talk and the readings.

On March 18, Dr. Nabeel Abraham, professor at Henry Ford Community College, spoke on "Margin and Mainstream: Arab-American Identity." On April 1, Dr. Alixa Naff, author and independent scholar, will speak on "Becoming American: the Early Arab Immigrant Experience." Sally Howell, one of the organizers of the exhibit, will speak on April 8 on "Art and Artistry: Changing Traditions in a New World. …

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