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National Arab American Heritage Month

A time to acknowledge and celebrate the history, contributions, and culture of Arab Americans.


During the month of April, the Arab America Foundation and the President of the United States formally recognized the month as National Arab American Heritage Month (NAAHM) to highlight the achievements of Arab Americans. Across the country, we celebrate and recognize this community’s rich heritage and numerous contributions to society. - Arab America Foundation


Miami Dade College Hialeah Campus will host a series of events during the month of April for the campus community. Event descriptions will be found below. All guests are welcomed.  



06:30 PM

MDC Hialeah Campus Community Gathering: Inclusive Leadership and Interfaith Dialogue

Join us for an interactive interfaith dialogue and presentation on inclusive leadership followed by dinner at the time of iftar in observance of Ramadan.

This communal breaking of the fast welcomes Muslims & non-Muslims alike to come together in a celebratory meal prepared by Zaytouna Foods, an organization founded by Syran Women Refugees of Miami. 

MDC Hialeah Campus - 5101
1780 W 49 Street
Hialeah, FL 33012


06:00 PM EST

Author Talk with Firoozeh Dumas 

MDC Hialeah Campus Learning Resources invites you to an evening of conversation with bestselling author Firoozeh Dumas. The discussion will revolve around her acclaimed memoir Funny in Farsi.

Zoom - TBA
1780 W 49 Street
Hialeah, FL 33012


11:30 AM

Belly Dance Classes & Performances with Alexandra Molina

Join us as we recognize Middle Eastern culture with an interactive performance of Belly Dance in honor of Arab American History Month!

Authentic Middle Eastern food will be provided by Zaytouna Foods, an organization founded by Syrian Women Refugees in Miami. 

Alexandra Molina is a Belly Dance Instructor and Performer, who teaches weekly classes in-person and online. She began her journey in 2005, enchanted by the music and movements. Today she dances to share the empowering beauty and culture of Oriental Dance. 

Her classes flow through a combination of technique, fitness, history and mindfulness exercises, helping students feel well-connected to themselves and to the dance. She likes to say "dance was the first language humans spoke. Anyone and everyone can dance!" 

MDC Hialeah Campus - Lobby
1780 W 49 Street
Hialeah, FL 33012