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.
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. Before this, Chicago and the state of Illinois celebrated Arab-American Heritage Month in November.
Check out the 2020 virtual display for Arab American Heritage Month! It's available wherever you have internet access.
Prefer lists? Here's a list of all the books and films on this virtual display.
Did you know that Chicago has an Arab community for over one hundred years? Learn more about the community with these selected articles.
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Check out these local organizations and cultural institutions!
Can't get enough film? Check out these film festivals and more!