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ADC Michigan News & Views: Wednesday, April 11, 2012- Important Events & Updates
Special Reception Honoring Mr. Abdul Aziz Saud Al-Babtain, Scholar, Poet and Businessman
On Thursday April 12 at 6:00pm, The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC-Michigan), Al Saloon Al Adabi, The Lebanese Cultural Movement in America and the Lebanese International Business Council (LIBC) will be hosting a Special Dinner Reception to welcome and honor Mr. Abdul Aziz Saud Al-Babtain, a prominent Kuwaiti poet and businessman who is well known in Kuwait, the Gulf area and the Arab world. He is the founder of The Foundation of Abdulaziz Saud Al-Babtain's Prize for Poetic Creativity. The Reception will be held at Byblos Hall in Dearborn and is by invitation only. Mr. Al-Babtain will also be a special guest to the Department of History & the Department of Near Eastern Studies at UofM in Ann Arbor.
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The University of Michigan Hosts an Evening and Dialogue with Abdulaziz Al-Babtain
On Friday, April 13th at 6:00pm at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, the U of M Near East Studies program presents the "Arab Poetry Spring: Dialogue of Civilizations and Cultures" featuring Abdulaziz Al-Babtain, prominent poet from Kuwait and founder of the Abdulaziz Saud Al-Babtain's Prize for Poetic Creativity. The event will include poetry readings, an academic panel and a dramatic play. The event will be take place at 2175 North Quad at the University of Michigan (105 South State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109). The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. For more information contact the Department of Near Eastern Studies at (734) 763-8177, or (734) 546-7429.
ADC Michigan to Participate in Panel On: A Year in Tahrir: The Future of the Arab Spring and its Implications in the US
On Saturday, April 14th from 9:00am – 4:30pm, the Program for International Legal Studies at Wayne State Law School, along with the National Security Network and the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding is hosting a conference to discuss the Future of the Arab Spring and its Implications in the United States. ADC Michigan’s Director Imad Hamad will be participating in a panel discussion about how Arabs are viewed and perceived around the world. The event will be held at the Wayne State Law School Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium. To register and for more information, visit http://law.wayne.edu/international-studies/arab-spring.php
“Shoufou Alwawa Wayn” Comedy Show
Syrian American Medical Society to Host Syria 911: Medical Crisis Fundraiser
On Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, the Syrian American Medical Society will host a fundraiser to address the medical crisis in Syria. The event will be held at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan. On-line registration is required. To register, visit www.samsmi.org.
Alliance for Immigrant Rights and Reform (AIR) Michigan to Host “The Truth About Deportation Pardons: Free Immigration Legal Clinic”
On Sunday, April 16th, from 11:00am to 1:00pm, AIR Michigan will host a Free Immigration Legal Clinic to discuss help available to some immigrants currently facing deportation. Free legal consultation will be available at the clinic. The clinic will be held at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church (8118 West Vernor, Detroit, MI). To RSVP, click here.
Beirut International Center and Lebanese International Business Council Present “Khallet Wardeh”
On Wednesday, April 18 at 6:30pm, the film “Khallet Wardeh”, by Adel Serhan will be shown at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn. A red carpet reception will begin at 6:30pm and the show will begin at 7:00pm. Formal attire is required. For tickets, call 313-686-9883 or visit dearborntheater.com
Alliance for Immigrant Rights and Reform (AIR) Michigan and the Archdiocese of Detroit Present the First Immigration Summit
On Saturday, April 21, from 10:00am-2:00pm, Americans for Immigration Reform and the Archdiocese of Detroit will host an Immigration Summit that will include discussion and training on Catholic social teaching, how to build an immigration service team in a parish, and how to educate Americans about immigration. The summit will be held at the Holy Redeemer Church (1721 Junction, Detroit, MI). Click here for more information.
Marcel Khalife – Al Mayadine Ensemble to Perform in Detroit
On April 27, 2012 at 8:00pm, renowned singer, musician and artist Marcel Khalife and his Al Mayadine Ensemble will be performing at the Detroit Music Hall (350 Madison, Detroit, MI) in a special night performance of “ Fall of the Moon,” an homage to the poet Mahmoud Darwish and a salute to the Arab Spring. The Detroit performance is part of a U.S. tour for Khalife and his band. For more information about the 2012 US Tour please visit: www.marcelkhalife.com. To purchase tickets, click here.
Palestine Cultural Office Presents “Michigan at Work: to End Israeli Apartheid and its Occupation of the White House”
On Sunday, May 20th at 6:30pm, the Palestine Cultural Office will host their event, featuring Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern and an award winning poet. The event will be held at the Dearborn Hyatt Regency. For tickets, call (313)945-9660.
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