The Community Team has been busy planning events, creating content, and finding new ways to celebrate members of the community through our DEI and Heritage celebrations. Our goal is to deliver content and programming that honors our diverse community and allows individuals to tell their unique stories! This month is Celebrate Diversity Month and we couldn’t let the month end without acknowledging Arab-American Heritage Month.
National Arab American Heritage Month has been observed during the month of April since 2017. With the support of Arab American Foundation and its sister organization Arab America, the official observance of the month was launched in 2017. It began with support from a few states but continued to gain momentum each year.
As Arab American Heritage Month continues to gain momentum, it is important to discuss why representation matters and how powerful it can be. When you have diverse casts and stories, you're able to empower people and tell enriching stories that relate to your audience.
Sharing the stories of others and celebrating diverse cultures is only part of what makes these heritage celebrations as powerful as they are. With the participation of the community, we are able to take action and build an inclusive community of fandoms.
Here’s a roundup of Arab-American actors, musicians, characters, and more! Check out a few of our recommendations for entertainment, lifestyle, sports, and music as we celebrate Arab American Heritage Month! This list will evolve as we add influential Arab-Americans to the list! Share your thoughts in the comments below.
I'm a huge fan of Law & Order, VEEP, and a long list of anime.
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