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Arab American Heritage

April is Arab American Heritage Month!

Happy Arab American Heritage Month!

  • We celebrate Arab-American Heritage Month in April, and have since it was passed into law at the federal level in 2016 and in Illinois in 2018.
  • Chicago and the state of Illinois used to celebrate Arab-American Heritage Month in November. 
  • Did you know? There's a Middle Eastern Studies program right here at SXU! Email Dr. Saca ( for more information.
  • Did you know that the Haddad Room in the Stump Library is named for Doctors Safia and Hassan (Husni) Haddad? They worked at Saint Xavier for many years. The Haddad Peace Scholarship celebrates the Haddads and their legacy. 


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Organizations, Resources, & More


You can visit these in person!

These live online:

Local Cultural Centers & Museums

Check out these local organizations and cultural institutions! 

Performing Arts



Film Resources

Can't get enough film? Check out these film festivals and more!

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