Report: Little Arabia Community Needs Survey

The Arab American Civic Council (AACC) has released the results of its Community History and Needs Survey. The AACC surveyed business owners, residents, frequent visitors, and community leaders between December 2021 to April 2022. It consisted of seventeen (17) oral interviews and eighteen (18) online survey responses. The survey asked participants to define the meaning of Little Arabia in their …

Urge Anaheim’s City Council to Designate Little Arabia on June 7th

The Issue:  The Designation of Little Arabia has been ignored because of former Mayor Harry Sidhu’s corruptive practices.  After the recent allegations of corruption stemming from former Mayor Harry Sidhu, Arab American voters, residents, and workers in Anaheim wish to voice their disapproval. Former Mayor Harry Sidhu has tried to split the Arab community by bullying leading community figures. Sidhu …

More than 40 speakers urge Anaheim City to designate Little Arabia

Anaheim City Hall, 10/26/2021 Approximately fifty people congregated at Anaheim’s City Hall, urging the Council to agendize the Designation of Little Arabia. The speakers came from diverse backgrounds, with many of Anaheim’s non-Arab residents advocating for their Arab neighbors and sharing their experiences with the community. The Council heard the prospects of economic benefits, the importance of cultural enclaves, and …

Advocates respond to new Councilwoman who oppose Little Arabia designation [VIDEO]

Advocates were present at Anaheim City Council’s September 28th meeting as the newly-appointed Councilwoman Gloria Shahagún Ma’ae (“muh-eye”) was sworn in. Fellows Amin Nash and Aneesah Muhammad provided public comments about their connection to Little Arabia and pressed the council to designate Little Arabia in District 2.  Amin provided examples of how Little Arabia served as an enclave for his …