Category: CULTURE

Dearborn’s Ali Charafeddine Shares Success Mindset and Promotes Knowledge through Acez Top Ten Takeaways

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94W0F9T0PQ4 Ali Charafeddine is a young Arab-American Entrepreneur, currently a Senior Director of Banking at Quicken Loans, and the founder and CEO of Acez Media.  Ali started his entrepreneurial career sponsoring events during his Highschool years (Fordson High School).  He then grew a distribution business with his brothers into a $1.4 million company. He represents ...

Upcoming Screenings of Then They Came in Dearborn

https://vimeo.com/210002629 This award-winning film is about the internment of Japanese Americans during WW II, with free screenings in April in Dearborn and Ann Arbor. Please join us for Michigan Screenings of And Then They Came for Us Tuesday April 24, 2018 Dearborn Public Library 16301 Michigan Ave, Dearborn 7-9 pm Reserve your FREE tickets https://goo.gl/CYCg7r ...

Hadi Eldebek on Why Must Artists Be Poor? and Grantpa

https://www.ted.com/talks/hadi_eldebek_how_artists_contribute_to_the_economy_and_how_we_can_support_them?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare The arts bring meaning to our lives and spirit to our culture -- so why do we expect artists to struggle to make a living? Hadi Eldebek is working to create a society where artists are valued through an online platform that matches artists with grants and funding opportunities -- so they can focus ...

Adnan Beydoun: Our Cultural Forums Have Become Dancers For New Gods of Politics and Business

He was introduced by Ambassador Dr. Ali Ajami: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxJIsmR9IvU Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mVUkCufk80 Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmiHmEoPRv8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmiHmEoPRv8 Dearborn Open Mic takes place first Wednesday of every month at the Arab American National Museum.  Follow us on all these platforms: Dearborn Open Mic Podcast for Apple devices: http://ift.tt/2p8w2gK Podcast for Android device: http://ift.tt/2DncbPd Blog: Dearbornblog.com Website: Dearbornblog.com/openmic ...

Nisreen Faraj Criticizes Nationalism and Bragging Among Arab Americans

Through her poem, Like You And Me, recited in the Dearborn Open Mic, on Wednesday February 7, 2018, at the Arab American Museum, Nisreen criticized how each Arab nationality in Dearborn think they are better than the other Arab nationalities. Listen to her here:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8kObmSEXjs   Dearborn Open Mic is a platform for artists, ...

Ahmed Al-Ansari Discusses His PhD Dissertation about Iraqi Identity in Dearborn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFiQZfFEzXA   A full lecture by Ahmed Al-Ansari is coming soon to Dearborn Open Mic.  

ART INSTALLATION ASKS VIEWERS TO HELP REVIVE UNIVERSITY OF BAGHDAD FINE ARTS LIBRARY

Iraqi American artist transforms grief over cultural loss into a call to action Concurrent presentations in Dearborn, Mich. and Taiwan Dearborn, Mich. (Nov. 16, 2017) – During the invasion of Iraq by a U.S.-led coalition in 2003, the College of Fine Arts at the University of Baghdad lost its entire library to looters who set ...

Serving Time At Gas Station – Part 1

Did you serve your time? That is the nick name given to working in a gas station when you first immigrate to Dearborn or first start looking for a  job as a young Arab American. Although Gas Station Attendant is rated as one of the most dangerous jobs in America, Arab Americans, in Michigan specially, ...