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Jack Shaheen

Jack Shaheen: A reel good Arab

When it comes to Arabs and the media, Dr. Jack Shaheen is a household name. Prompted by the negative stereotypes present in television programs and films, Dr. Shaheen has devoted his time and work to changing perceptions of Arabs in mass media. He began his extensive research in the early 90’s, documenting and examining the many existing stereotypes and…

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Arab film festivals now accepting submissions

The film festival season is quickly approaching as the weather finally warms up and spring arrives! A number of Arab film festivals are accepting submissions for their upcoming events. Boston Palestine Film Festival (BPFF): The BPFF is now accepting film submissions for its 9th annual festival, set to take place in Boston at the Museum…

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Arabic Word of the Month: Selflessness

كلمة الشهر نكرانالذات Welcome to the next iteration in our Arabic word of the month series! In keeping with our tradition of bringing you words from the Arabic language that celebrate and honor the beauty of the culture. Last month, we highlighted the word for compassion, حنان (‘hanan’), which is also a popular female name. This month we are…

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100 Arab American Women Who Care

100 Arab American women gather to make an impact

On March 28, the Center for Arab American Philanthropy(CAAP) hosted its 2nd annual 100Arab American Woman Who Care event in Dearborn, Michigan. The event, which took place in the new annex space of the Arab American National Museum, saw more than 100 Arab American women gathering together to pool their money to make a bigger impact to cause…

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Arab American Advocacy Week

The 7th Annual Arab American Advocacy Week istaking place March 24-26 in Washington, D.C. The event is hosted by the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC), and occurs each spring.  Arab Americans from across the country gather in our nation’s capital to discuss the many issues facing their communities. Over a series of three…

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Genevieve Shaker

A scholar of giving back

An Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)administrator and professor, Genevieve Shaker has spent many years working in the field of philanthropy. Recently, Genevieve was honored with two awards. The Association of Fundraising Professionals selected Genevieve as the recipient of the organization’s 2015 Emerging Scholar Award. The award is recognition of Shaker’s work and research to shape the fields…

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Arabic Word of the Month: Hanan

كلمة الشهر حنان It’s a new month, which means it’s time for the next installment in our Arabic Word of the Month series! Last month, we celebrated Valentine’s Day by highlighting the word for love, ‘al-hub’ (الحب). In keeping with the theme of compassion for others, the word for this month is the Arabic word…

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Amal Killawi and Amany Killawi

Launching good into the world

Social activists with strong interests in helping under-served and underprivileged communities, Amal and Amany Killawi are making quite an impact on the world. Amal Killawi is a clinical social worker, researcher, and community educator. She serves as a scholar with the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) and sits on the board of the Family & Youth Institute (FYI). Her sister,…

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Center for Arab American Philanthropy Pattern

Winter grantee roundup

Check out the many exciting activities that our grantee organizations have in store! Are you a fan of backgammon? Or do you wish to learn how toplay? The Alif Institute, based in Georgia, is hosting a Backgammon Tournament as a way to showcase a fun and engaging aspect of the Arab culture. Backgammon, or ‘Tawilet…

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Victims of the Chapel Hill Shooting were generous and caring

The Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) mourns the terrible and tragic killing of three young Muslim Americans at the hands of a ruthless shooter Tuesday, Feb. 10 in Chapel Hill, NC. In this senseless act of violence, a young couple—Deah Barakat, 23, and his wife Yusor Mohammad, 21—and Mohammad’s sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19,…

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