Tag: arabs

Arab Identity Eps 13 – Arabs Past and Present with Dr. Nabeel Abraham

The Ancient Past of Arabs & How It Shapes Their Presence and Future Saturday Jan 29, 2022 at 11:00am est Nabeel Abraham has devoted his life’s work to the study of Arab Detroit and Arab Americans generally. His writing on various aspects of the community span four decades. He coedited, two volumes of the Arab Detroit series, as well as a forthcoming volume titled, Hadha Baladuna of creative writing (Wayne State University Press). In addition to other collections, Abraham has contributed numerous essays in various journals, books, and encyclopedias. Abraham taught anthropology at Henry Ford College in Dearborn, Michigan, for three decades, where he also directed the Honors Program until his retirement in 2013. Abraham served as executive director of the Association of Arab American University Graduates, Inc., from 1979 to 1980. He also established the Detroit Regional Office of the ADC, serving as its local spokesman and adviser from 1980 to 1985. Abraham’s experiences growing up in Detroit starting in the 1950s provides much of the material on which he draws for his current work.

Dearborn Open Mic – Dr. Sally Howell: A History of the Arabs in Dearborn

Title of Lecture From Laborers to Culture Makers: A History of the Arabs in Dearborn Sally Howell (Ph.D.) Associate Professor of History; Director, Center for Arab American Studies at the University of Michigan-Dearborn Sally Howell is director of the Center for Arab American Studies and associate professor of history at UM-Dearborn. She received her Ph.D. from the ...

The Fight Against Selective Activism Starts At Home

Addressing the problem is the first step to solving it and in Dearborn, that problem is one of arrogance and a lack of empathy that has some people forgetting their roots.

The WAILI Scoop: How To Fit In At A Dearborn Funeral

Some day, my dear outsiders, you may have to pay your respects to Dearborn’s deceased. Dearborners are very dutiful in paying respects. Some can be so dutiful that it becomes a regular part of their Sunday afternoons. But it’s inspiring to see that this community has held on to that basic tenet of mutual respect. ...