History (Channel) Television Network Launches Arab American Heritage Month at History.Com
History (Channel) Television Network has launched an official Arab American Heritage Month page on its History.Com website.
WASHINGTON, DC, USA, March 23, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Today, History(Channel) Television Network, a division of A&E Networks, launched an official Arab American Heritage Month page on its History.Com website.
History is an American pay-TV network and flagship channel owned by A&E Networks, a joint venture between Hearst Communications and the Disney General Entertainment Content division of the Walt Disney Company. As of February 2015, approximately 96,149,000 US households (82.6% of television-equipped households) are receiving the network’s flagship channel, History. Localized international versions of History are also available in India, Canada, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Warren David, president of Arab America and co-founder of the Arab America Foundation, released this statement: “When we come together, we can do so much more, for History (Channel) to recognize our efforts is an affirmation that our community and identity is recognized for the contributions we have made to America’s diversity.
During the month of April, the Arab America Foundation officially recognizes the achievements of Arab Americans through the celebration of National Arab American Heritage Month (NAAHM). Across the country, cultural institutions, school districts, municipalities, state legislatures, government officials and non-profit organizations are issuing proclamations and hosting special events that celebrate our community’s rich heritage and many contributions. to the society.
Last year, the President of the United States recognized April as National Arab American Heritage Month with a special commemorative letter to the Arab America Foundation.
See President Biden’s letter here
Also in 2021, Congress, the U.S. Department of State, and 37 state governors issued proclamations commemorating the initiative.
Arab America and the Arab America Foundation launched the National Arab American Heritage Month initiative in 2017, with only a handful of states recognizing the initiative. Each year, our local network of more than 250 Arab American volunteers in 28 states gathers hundreds of proclamations from their local states, counties, municipalities, and school districts.
This year, there are several states where Arab Americans are calling for permanent legislation designating April as National Arab American Heritage Month. The following states have passed permanent legislation designating April as the NAAHM: Illinois; Oregon; Virginia; and Indiana (Senate). Currently, Michigan, Ohio, New York, Maryland, Rhode Island and Indiana are in the process of legislating.
April 27 event in Washington DC
On Wednesday, April 27, the Arab America Foundation will host a national event in Washington DC at the Middle East Institute commemorating National Arab American Heritage Month. The event will bring together members of Congress, state and local leaders, and members of the Arab-American community. The event showcases Arab heritage and culture with a dinner (Iftar) and cultural presentations.
About the Arab America Foundation
The Arab America Foundation (www.arabamericafoundation.org) is a nonprofit educational and cultural organization that promotes Arab heritage in the United States, educates Americans about Arab heritage and identity, and connects and empowers American Arabs.
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