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Jul
25
Thu
Annual Bethlehem Association Convention @ Renaissance Long Beach Hotel
Jul 25 – Jul 28 all-day

Annual Bethlehem Association Convention

The Bethlehem Association will host its annual convention July 25 through July 28, 2019 at the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel, 111 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, California 90802.

Adult registration is $299 and registration for children is $199.

The dinner Friday night features singer Jamal Kassab, and the Saturday night banquet features singer Farah Ibrahim.

Christian Procession at Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, Palestine

Here’s the preliminary conference schedule:

Thursday, July 25, 2019
7:00 PM
Meet & Greet Dinner/Dance with DJ Franky Flow
Friday, July 26, 2019
9:00 AM
Long Beach Cruise
2:00 PM
Dabke Workshop with Jafra Dabke
6:00 PM
Young Adult Mixer
7:30 PM
Cultural Night Dinner/Dance with Singer Jamal Kassab
Saturday, July 27, 2019
11:00 AM
Pool Party
7:30 PM
Gala Dinner/Dance with Singer Farah Ibrahim
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Jul
27
Sat
48th Annual Chaldean & Arab Festival in Detroit July 27-28 @ Hart Plaza
Jul 27 – Jul 28 all-day

48th Annual Chaldean & Arab Festival in Detroit July 27-28

Each year, thousands flock to Hart Plaza for the Arab and Chaldean Festival, honoring the rich cultural heritage present throughout metro Detroit. The Arab World Festival was established as a non–profit community organization in 1972 and is known best for this annual celebration. It is the largest Arab Chaldean American cultural event in North America, and this is its 48th anniversary!

This weekend-long event celebrates Arab and Chaldean music with live performances from an array of artists from all over the Middle Eastern community. It dishes up delicious Arabic and Middle Eastern food too.

Chaldean Festival band

Chaldean Festival band

Enjoy an art gallery, showcasing multiple exhibits. Every year, thousands of guests enjoy learning more about the Middle East by viewing the beautifully displayed collection of art. Another weekend highlight is the annual Fashion Show — scheduled for Sunday, July 28 at 7:15 p.m. — where different attire from all of the Arab countries struts down the runway.

The Festival will be held at the Hart Plaza, 1 Hart Plaza, Detroit, MI 48226

For more information, contact 248-960-9956 or email at aacfestival@yahoo.com.

Visit the website at: https://visitdetroit.com/event/arab-chaldean-festival/

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US Muslim Charity to Host #OneNationOneCause July 27 @ North Side Tabernacle of Praise Church
Jul 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

US Muslim Charity to Host #OneNationOneCause July 27

Back2School Drive in 35 states, 70 + cities, over 30 days;

Community Donations Welcome

The national non-profit, ICNA RELIEF (Islamic Circle of North America Relief; www.icnarelief.org), will distribute backpacks and supplies to children in need, as part of their #OneNationOneCause Back2School Drive held in 35 states and Puerto Rico, in more than 70 cities, over 30 days.

ICNA Relief Chicago intends to distribute 2,000 backpacks and supplies, a $50,000 value, over the summer. They will also provide free medical checkups through their brand new Mobile Medical Clinic, free haircuts, food, and fun activities at a mega distribution event on July 27, 2018, from 11 am to 1 pm at North Side Tabernacle of Praise Church in Chicago. This drive is in collaboration with various local faith groups, non-profits, Chicago Police, Chicago Public Schools, libraries, village halls, Target, Starbucks, Walgreens, and 15 more businesses. The list grows daily.

Gaza Strip music school. Photos courtesy of Mohammed Asad. Copyright (c) Mohammed Asad 2016 All Rights Reserved. Permission to use with attribution

The community-at-large is invited to support the effort. Supplies can be shipped, and/or checks mailed to ICNA Relief Chicago, 1793 Bloomingdale Rd, Suite 4, Glendale Heights, IL 60139.  Deadline for in-kind or online donations at icnarelief.org/back2school: July 17. To volunteer, be a sponsor, or to partner, email chicago@icnarelief.org. You can also support ICNA Relief through Amazon Smile.

“20 percent of American kids live in poverty. We know that our back to school efforts represent much more than just backpacks and supplies for these underprivileged kids,” said Dr. Saima Azfar, Director, ICNA Relief Chicago, “it shows them that we care about their education and value them as the future leaders of our great nation.”

In 2018 alone, ICNA Relief USA distributed 43,000 backpacks with supplies, in over one hundred locations in 35 states. Since 2009, ICNA Relief has distributed nearly a quarter million backpacks filled with supplies, nationwide to needy children. Its services, provided through 56 chapters, include 17 transitional shelters for women and children, car donations, refugee assimilation programs, professional counseling and food pantries.

The following states also have events:  AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, IA, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NM,  NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI and Puerto Rico.

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Oct
11
Fri
ANERA fundraiser dinner Oct. 11, Washington D.C. @ The Mayflower Hotel
Oct 11 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

ANERA fundraiser dinner Oct. 11, Washington D.C.

2019 American Near East Refugee Aid Annual Dinner

Learn, Create, Grow: How Hope Finds A Way

This fun and inspiring evening will raise funds for Anera’s work that opens doors to learning opportunities and building livelihoods across Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan.

Tickets/Reservations for the dinner can be made after July 1, 2019. More details coming soon!

Palestinian refugees forced to flee their homes at gunpoint by Jewish terrorist groups operating in Palestine in the 1930s, 1940s and after Israel was created on May 14, 1948. Photo courtesy of the United Nations

Palestinian refugees forced to flee their homes at gunpoint by Jewish terrorist groups operating in Palestine in the 1930s, 1940s and after Israel was created on May 14, 1948. Photo courtesy of the United Nations

WHEN:
Friday
October 11, 2019

WHERE:
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036

The closest Metro stop is Farragut North on the Red line. Valet parking will be available.

For 51 years, Anera has helped refugees and others hurt by conflicts in the Middle East live with dignity and purpose.

Anera, which has no political or religious affiliation, works on the ground with partners in the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon and Jordan. We mobilize resources for immediate emergency relief and for sustainable, long-term health, education, and economic development. Our staff serve in their communities, navigating the politics that constrict progress to get help where it’s needed most.

That’s how Anera delivered more than $69.8 million in programs in 2018 alone, and it’s how we will keep building better lives until hope finds its way in the Middle East.

The Arab-Israeli War of 1967 left hundreds of thousands of Palestinians homeless and impoverished. As various international entities struggled to respond, a small group of concerned Americans began working to provide immediate assistance to the victims of the conflict.

The result was the creation of American Near East Refugee Aid (Anera).

From these modest beginnings, Anera began decades of committed work responding to the critical needs of the Palestinian people and others caught in regional conflicts. For more about the earliest days, read “How Anera Came To Be” and “Recollections of Anera’s Early Years.”

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Oct
18
Fri
ADC National Convention Oct. 18-19, Anaheim @ heraton Park Hotel
Oct 18 – Oct 19 all-day

ADC National Convention Oct. 18-19, Anaheim

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is excited to announce its Annual National Conference will take place from October 18-19, 2019,  in Anaheim, California at the Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort.

The ADC Annual National Conference is an exciting opportunity to engage and network with community leaders and civil rights advocates from across the U.S. and beyond. We welcome you to join us at the ADC Conference for a weekend of empowerment and community building.

At the ADC Annual National Conference, hundreds of active Arab-Americans, like you, will come together to network and learn about the issues impacting our community.  The convention will offer a day of panels and workshops featuring prominent journalists, activists, writers, and thinkers. Stay tuned for more details about the engaging program!

The ADC National Annual Conference will be held from October 18– 19,  2019 at the Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort, located at 1855 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92802.

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Mar
21
Sat
Arizona Arab Festival March 21-22 @ Steele Indian School Park
Mar 21 – Mar 22 all-day

Arizona Arab Festival March 21-22

Our mission is to document, preserve, celebrate, and educate the public on the history, life, art, culture and contributions of Arab Americans.

The Arab American Festival™ is a Non-political, Non-religious, Non-profit Organization established to build community pride nationwide and showcases our diversity of music, arts, and cultures.  Multi-generational and multi-cultural families gather to enjoy free music, arts and crafts, entertainment, children’s activities, and services from local businesses, foods, and vendors.

The Arab American Festival™ is an exploration of the rich culture and history of the world’s oldest civilization. Our festival is targeted to all Americans to create an awareness of the diverse ethnic groups while having fun.

Arab American Festival™ is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is classified as a public charity under the U.S.  Internal Revenue Code.

Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Rd, Phoenix 85012 (3rd St & Indian School Rd). The Festival will run from 4:00PM-10:00PM both days. FREE PARKING, please use Indian School Rd & 3rd St. as main parking, Central Ave. as 2nd backup parking, and use 7th St parking as rd parking. Thank you

To perform at our festival! or for Sponsor/Vender questions, please contact us

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