Arab American Heritage Month April 2024: Celebrating Contributions, Addressing Challenges and Advancing Equity

April is National Arab American Heritage Month (NAAHM). It celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of Arab Americans to the United States and the rich cultural heritage found in Arab American communities.

The Arab America Foundation launched NAAHM in 2017 as a small initiative that was only recognized by a few localities. In 2021, President Biden became the first U.S. president to publicly acknowledge NAAHM, and Congress, the U.S. Department of State and 45 state governors have since joined in recognizing NAAHM. Many states have also passed legislation to designate April as NAAHM month.

This month holds special significance as it highlights the diverse contributions of Arab Americans to American society. This is an opportunity to understand the struggles experienced by Arab Americans and to develop more effective initiatives that support fairness and inclusion.

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