Celebrating National Arab American Heritage Month

Posted on: April 10, 2024

April is National Arab American Heritage Month! Join us in celebrating and learning more about the rich heritage and contributions of Arab Americans and people with Arab heritage via these resources:  

  1. Streaming films: Watch a movie from the Arab American Heritage Month collection of streaming videos in Kanopy – an award-winning video streaming service providing access to more than 30,000 independent and documentary films, available to you for free as a member of the JMU community. 
  1. Book Display and Research Guides: These resources highlight relevant items in JMU Libraries’ collections: Arabic Resources, History of the Middle East, and Understanding Complex Histories.
  1. A Podcast by JMU Students on Immigrant Stories: The Harrisonburg 360 podcast, created by JMU students under Dr. Allison Fagan’s guidance and with help from JMU Libraries, focuses on immigrant stories in the Shenandoah Valley. Check out these relevant episodes: The Female Gaze, Bravery Displaced, and The Huddled Masses
  1. Free Film Screening at JMU: In celebration of National Arab American Heritage Month, several JMU offices are co-sponsoring a free film screening of “There is a Field” in Burruss 0031 on April 17 at 7pm, followed by student and faculty discussion. Pizza will be served. Visit this form to RSVP. View the film’s trailer online. 

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