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Arab American Heritage Month, Illinois 2017

November 1, 2017 - November 30, 2017

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Arab American Heritage Month, Illinois 2017

Every year, American Arabs celebrate Arab American Heritage Month in Chicago and Illinois

The events are held throughout the month of November, beginning November 1 through November 30. Oftentimes there are several events for the public each week.

As they are announced, we will post them here for your reference, although unfortunately many Arab groups don’t pre-publicize their events professionally and often wait until the last minute to make their announcements.

Different cities and different states commemorate the Arab Culture at different times and there is no single national event (or calendar) available.

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Managing Writer at The Arab Daily News
RAY HANANIA — Columnist

Ray Hanania is an award winning political columnist and author. He covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992. Hanania began writing in 1975 when he published The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American Times” newspaper which was distributed through 12,500 Middle East food stores in 48 American States (2004-2007).

Hanania writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues for the Arab News in Saudi Arabia at, and for, and

Palestinian, American Arab and Christian, Hanania’s parents originate from Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

Hanania is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, he was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media;In 2009, he received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the recipient of the MT Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award. Hanania has also received two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild, and in 1990 was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.

His wife and son are Jewish and he performs standup comedy lampooning Arab-Jewish relations, advocating for peace based on non-violence, mutual recognition and Two-States.

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Visit this link to read Ray's column archive at the ArabNews,com
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