Category: CULTURE

​“Iraq’s Sacred Assemblies” Part 1

​ April 24, 2018 by Barbara Nimri Aziz, If there’s any argument against our excessive reliance on digital platforms to maintain social fabric, it is surely found inside Iraq today. Forced into long stays indoors, behind walls and gates, checked a dozen times between home, office and school, Iraqis have been confined to TV and ...

DEARBORN WOMEN STAR IN ‘SEATED OPERA FOR THE SPOKEN WORD’ AT ARAB AMERICAN MUSEUM

World-renowned company brings its Undesirable Elements series of grassroots theater productions to southeast Michigan Performances presented in conjunction with new installation exhibition on Arab Muslim women Dearborn, Mich. (April 23, 2018) – An original theater production May 11-12, 2018, at the Arab American National Museum will present the experiences of six Arab American Muslim women ...

Classroom at Home

This article was originally published on Instructions Sold Separately . It’s a long day when you must not only keep your child occupied but also learning while juggling everything else that you need to do. The way your child learns, how you structure their day and how you interact with him/her depends greatly on their temperament. ...

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.