National Education Association Supports National Arab American Heritage Month

Arab Americans celebrate National Arab American Heritage Month in April 2022

The National Education Association representing more than 3 million educators issued a proclamation supporting National Arab American Heritage Month

We are confident that public educators across the country will become more aware of the contributions that Arab Americans have made to American society, culture, and diversity.

— Warren David, President, Arab America

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, March 31, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — The National Education Association (NEA) representing more than 3 million educators has released a proclamation supporting National Arab American Heritage Month (NAAHM) and signed by Rebecca Pringle, National Chairperson of the NEA.

The National Education Association is the largest union and white-collar representative in the United States representing public school teachers and other support staff, college and university faculty and staff, retired educators, and students preparing to become teachers. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.

“This proclamation is extremely important to the Arab American community, particularly because the NEA is an organization representing teachers who impact the education of our students,” said Warren David, president of Arab America and co. -founder of the Arab America Foundation. “Given our mission to educate the public and provide accurate information about Arab-American identity, we are confident that public educators across the country will become more aware of the contributions Arab-Americans have made to the American society, culture and culture. the diversity.”

A copy of the proclamation is here.

The NEA joins a growing list of institutions, states, counties, cities and school districts that recognized the NAAHM in April 2022. Last week, History(Channel) Television Network, a division of A&E Networks, launched an official Arab American Heritage Month page on their History.Com website.

During the month of April, the Arab America Foundation officially recognizes the achievements of Arab Americans through the celebration of National Arab American Heritage Month (NAAHM). Across the country, cultural institutions, school districts, municipalities, state legislatures, government officials and non-profit organizations are issuing proclamations and hosting special events that celebrate our community’s rich heritage and many contributions. to the society.

Last year, the President of the United States recognized April as National Arab American Heritage Month with a special commemorative letter to the Arab America Foundation.

See President Biden’s letter here

Also in 2021, Congress, the U.S. Department of State, and 37 state governors issued proclamations commemorating the initiative.

Arab America and the Arab America Foundation launched the National Arab American Heritage Month initiative in 2017, with only a handful of states recognizing the initiative. Each year, our local network of more than 250 Arab American volunteers in 28 states gathers hundreds of proclamations from their local states, counties, municipalities, and school districts.

This year, there are several states where Arab Americans are calling for permanent legislation designating April as National Arab American Heritage Month. The following states have passed permanent legislation designating April as the NAAHM: Illinois; Oregon; Virginia; and Indiana (Senate). Currently, Michigan, Ohio, New York, Maryland, Rhode Island and Indiana are in the process of legislating.

April 27 event in Washington DC
On Wednesday, April 27, the Arab America Foundation will host a national event in Washington DC at the Middle East Institute commemorating National Arab American Heritage Month. The event will bring together members of Congress, state and local leaders, and members of the Arab-American community. The event showcases Arab heritage and culture with a dinner (Iftar) and cultural presentations.

To register for the event, click here

About the Arab America Foundation
The Arab America Foundation (www.arabamericafoundation.org) is a nonprofit educational and cultural organization that promotes Arab heritage in the United States, educates Americans about Arab heritage and identity, and connects and empowers Arab Americans.

Warren David
Arab America Foundation
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Andrew B. Reiter