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.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

City Celebrates Arab American Heritage Month

City Celebrates Arab American Heritage Month

In celebration of Arab American Heritage Month, the City of Gaithersburg’s Multicultural Affairs Committee presents “Caring and Advocacy: Arab Americans Making a Difference.” The event takes place on Monday, April 23 in the City Hall Gallery, 31 S. Summit Avenue. A reception will be held from 6 to 7:15 p.m., followed by a proclamation delivered in the Council Chambers during the Mayor and City Council meeting at 7:30 p.m.

Please join us for an evening of traditional Arab cuisine and a commemoration of Arab Americans who have made contributions in the areas of caring and advocacy. The event will feature a presentation by Minaret of Freedom Institute President and Director Dr. Imad-ad-Dean Ahmed, an internationally known interdisciplinary scientist and author. Dr. Ahmed is also a senior lecturer at the University of Maryland, as well as an adjunct professor at Wesley Theological Seminary.

The annual proclamation in celebration of Arab American Heritage will declare April 2012 as Arab American Heritage Month in the City of Gaithersburg and will recognize the Arab American community and its achievements and contributions to the fabric of our society.

The City’s celebration event is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested. Please e-mail by April9, 2012 or call Sharon Knupp at 301-258-6350. For more information on Gaithersburg’s Multicultural Affairs Committee visit the City’s website at

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