April is Arab American Heritage Month


The Office of Sen. Josh Newman presenting Arab American Heritage Month resolution at last year’s gala

Once again we at the Arab American Civic Council are excited to mobilize cities and communities to celebrate April as Arab American Heritage Month as we have done in the past couple years with resolutions passed in the State of California and cities of Anaheim and Garden Grove.

SEE: California Senate resolution to honor Arab American Heritage Month passes

Arab Americans have been an integral part of America for hundreds of years and have contributed tremendously to our nation in various aspects and fields.

April 2018 is a special opportunity to enhance understanding of diverse Arab American heritage that is often forgotten or perhaps avoided by the media. As a grassroot organization, we continuously encourage communities and local elected officials to (1) learn more about and engage with Arab Americans, (2) attend Arab American events in the community, and (3) support organization that help integrate new immigrants from the Arab World.

This year, the Arab American Civic Council will celebrate Arab Americans at its 3rd annual Arab American Heritage Gala taking place on April 21st at the Great Wolf Lodge, in Garden Grove. We invite all community members to join us as we celebrate and amplify the contributions of Arab American pioneers and inspirational leaders.

Tickets to attend our Gala on Saturday April 21, 2018 can be purchased at this link.


In 2016 the City of Anaheim presented its first ever Arab American Heritage Month proclamation