#YallaVote is Coming to a Campus Near You!

#YallaVote is Coming to a Campus Near You!

Voter registration deadlines are coming soon! Learn how to register and set up a voter registration drive on your school's campus and see where #YallaVote will be this week.

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#YallaVote Portal

#YallaVote Portal

Looking for state voter guides, information on Arab American candidates and officials, Yalla Vote gear, or a toolkit for setting up your own voter registration drive? Our #YallaVote portal has all the information you need to get ready for November's elections!

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Arab Americans Across the Country Celebrate National Voter Registration Day

Friday September 26, 2014

Arab Americans Across the Country Celebrate National Voter Registration Day

Organizations in key states participated in the Arab American Institute’s Yalla Vote campaign in conjunction with National Voter Registration Day on September 23 to register voters and engage the public on issues important to our community. Read More »

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Arab American Doctor Named 2014 Federal Employee of the Year

Thursday September 25, 2014

Arab American Doctor Named 2014 Federal Employee of the Year

By Kristyn Acho
Fall Intern, 2014

On Monday evening, Dr. Rana Hajjeh, Director of the Division of Bacterial Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, received the 2014 Federal Employee of the Year prize, one of the highest honors in public service. Read More »

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“Here and Elsewhere”: New Museum Curator Natalie Bell Discusses Contemporary Arab Art Exhibit

Wednesday September 24, 2014

“Here and Elsewhere”: New Museum Curator Natalie Bell Discusses Contemporary Arab Art Exhibit

By Kristyn Acho
Fall Intern, 2014

For decades, the international art world largely overlooked contemporary Arab art. However, prominent figures in the art world, including the editor-in-chief of Artspace, have asserted that a newfound interest and curiosity in art from the Middle East has emerged in recent years. The Gulf states have undertaken vast cultural projects, and museums and art fairs are quickly becoming a central part of the region’s culture. Read More »

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Upending the Status Quo: Suha Arraf’s Villa Touma

Wednesday September 24, 2014

Upending the Status Quo: Suha Arraf’s Villa Touma

By Eddie Bejarano
Fall Interns, 2014

Villa Touma is a drama based in Ramallah and tells the story of lively eighteen-year-old orphan Badia, whose arrival at the Ramallah home of her three aunts releases a deluge of family secrets and long-held grudges. Suha Arraf, the film’s director, wanted viewers to “see another face of the Palestinians. Read More »

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