The Committee for Ethnic Affairs advises the Montgomery County, MD County Executive and County Council on public policy that relates to ethnic affairs; promotes maximum involvement of all ethnic groups in the County in government, business and community affairs.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Montgomery College’s Arab American Heritage Month Calendar of Events– April 2011

                                          April is Arab American Heritage Month

…and you are cordially invited to join Montgomery College in celebrating this occasion with a dynamic calendar of events. The celebration's theme for this year is:  “Let’s Give Peace a Chance: Voices of Courage, Willpower for Change, Unified Visions of A World Transformed”, in promoting a better understanding in a diverse community and in honor of the Arabs, Arab Americans in our community and the 22 Arab countries. We welcome this opportunity to honor the Arab Americans; students, staff and faculty and their contributions to our community.


Montgomery College’s Arab American Heritage Month
Calendar of Events– April 2011
To view the Calendar of Events– April 2011, and for printable flier, follow the<>

Opening Event Kick-Off   البرنامج الإفتتاحي
 April 6 at 7:00p.m.        Theatre Arts Arena, Rockville Campus
“Getting It Right: Bridging the Divide through Knowledge and Engagement...
Speakers: Senator Jim Rosapepe and  Dr. James "Jim" Zogby, Founder and President of the Arab American Institute (AAI), Senior Advisor for the Polling Firm Zogby International, and Author of “Arab Voices: What They Are Saying to Us, and Why it Matters” (October 2010). The book is based on the latest Zogby polls. His talk will be followed by a book signing. The event will include a musical performance and a reception will follow.

Book & Poetry Reading and Discussion  كتب وأشعار ومناقشات

Wednesday, April 6
Jefferson Café—Book Reading and Discussion
Arab Culture and the Modern World
1st Session: 1 p.m. gathering time, with the discussion beginning promptly at 1:15 p.m. and ending at 2:30 p.m.
 2nd Session : 2:45 p.m. gathering time, with the discussion beginning promptly at 3 p.m. and ending at 4:15 p.m.
   Room 202K,  Commons Building,  Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
Pre-registration is essential.Contact Dr. Francine Jamin at 240-567-1385 or  specifying for which session they wish to register.

Tuesday,  April 19
Poetry at One: An Open Reading
Arab and Arab American Voices
1:00p.m.– 2:00p.m.
Room 224,   Science East Building, Rockville Campus

Community Dialogue حوارات

Tuesday, April 12
 Interfaith Dialogue
Globe Hall, High Technology and Science Center (HT) Building, Germantown Campus

Film Screening and Discussion عروض أفلام ومناقشات

Thursday, April 21
Budrus is an award-winning feature documentary film about a Palestinian community organizer, Ayed Morrar, who unites local Fatah and Hamas members along with Israeli supporters in an unarmed movement to save his village of Budrus from destruction by Israel’s Separation Barrier. The movie is directed by award-winning filmmaker Julia Bacha (co-writer and editor of Control Room and co-director Encounter Point), and produced by Bacha, Palestinian journalist Rula Salameh, and filmmaker and human rights advocate Ronit Avni (formerly of WITNESS, Director of Encounter Point).
6:00p.m.-8:30p.m.  Room 216, High Technology and Science Center (HT) Building, Germantown Campus

 Thursday, April 28
“Veiled Voices

Is a film filled with loud, bright stories that enlighten an audience in need of authenticity about Islam in general and the lives of Muslim women in particular.  Brigid Maher, director, cinematographer and editor, shows sensitivity and skill in bringing these critical-yet-simple stories to light. Simple?  Yes.  They are stories of the woman next door: a neighbor who is a mother and wife; a professional who teaches and travels; an individual facing challenges and disappointments who does not yield to inaction but rather overcomes and inspires.  These stories unfold gradually as they weave together across borders.
 2:00p.m.-4:00p.m. Room 211, The Commons (CM) Building, Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

Exhibits During the Month of April معارض
(HU) Display Case, Lower Level, Rockville Campus
Collegewide Libraries Exhibits:
“I Pledge for Peace” Poster  -  Arts and Crafts

MCTV Channel 10 Programs برامج تليفزيونية
To view the program schedule during April, visit:

Questions? Please contact Enas Elhanafi, Program Coordinator at 240-567-1759 or

The events are free and open to the public. Join us and share this information with your network and the community.

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