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The events listed below are not necessarily endorsed or sponsored by Arab Voices. Listing them on this site is a service to the community to be aware of activities and events in the Greater Houston Area. To include an event on this calendar, send e-mail to info@arabvoices.net.
 
 
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  Last updated January 23, 2018

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January 26, 2018  -  Islamophobia- A Threat to All
 
Speaker: Dalia
Mogahed
 
Date: Friday, January 26, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: ISGH River Oaks Islamic Center, 3110 Eastside St, Houston, Texas 77098
 
Dalia Mogahed is a researcher, pollster, author, advisor and consultant who studies Muslim communities. As director of research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, Dalia Mogahed keeps her finger on the pulse of the Muslim world. She served on Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships in 2009, advising the president on how faith-based organizations can help government solve persistent social problems. Mogahed is former Executive Director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, a non-partisan research center that provided data and analysis to reflect the views of Muslims all over the world. She and John Esposito co-authored the book Who Speaks For Islam?: What a Billion Muslims Really Think, based on 6 years of research and more than 50,000 interviews representing Muslims in more than 35 predominantly Muslim countries. Accounting for more than 90% of the world's Muslim community, this poll is the largest, most comprehensive study of its kind. Mogahed later appeared as a commentator in the award-winning, PBS-broadcast documentary Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think (2010), which was based on her and Esposito's book and produced by Unity Productions Foundation.

   

Hosted by ISGH River Oaks Islamic Center and Risala Foundation.
 
 
  


 

January 26, 2018  -  ACC Ladies' Night Group Gathering
 
The ACC Ladies' Night Out Group At Bait Al-Arab (ACC)
 
Date:
Friday, January 26, 2018
Time: 6-9pm
Location: Arab American Cultural & Community Center, 10555 Stancliff Rd, Houston 77099
 
Happy New Year
 
FASHION & TALENT SHOW BY YOU
 
The ladies at Bait AlArab welcomes all community ladies to our monthly ladies night gathering, celebrating and welcoming the 2018 New Year at the ACC on Friday January 26th at 6 pm.
 
Come join us for a night full of fun and entertainment
• If you are talented be ready to present and share.
• Dress up with your formal dresses to model.
• Let's party and dance .
• Games, raffle Door prize Bazzar and much more.
• Bring a warm dish to share .
• Be ready to dance and Let us have fun.
• Spread the word to all your friends and neighbors.
    
Don't miss a night full of fun, education and entertainment.

Kids between age of 3 and 12 will have to be in a separate room with the babysitter, No exceptions please!
 
Babysitting will be charged $5.00/child.
 
The ACC does not bear responsibility for any harm that could happen to your child who is not baby seated.

To book a table for the Bazaar, please contact (832) 351-3366.

 

 
 
  


 

January 28, 2018  -  Town Hall Meeting with Congressional Candidate Dr. Jason Westin
  
For all our Arab American Community in town,
 
Dr. Jason Westin, a Congressional Candidate (7th Congressional District of Texas), approached the ACC and expressed interest in meeting with the Arab American Community in Houston to hear their specific needs and issues of importance to them. At the same time, the community can learn the issues and priorities that Dr. Westin focuses on.
 
The Town hall meeting will take place this coming Sunday, January 28th, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the Arab American Center, located at 10555 Stancliff Rd, Houston, Texas 77099. The meeting is free and open to all.
 
Disclaimer: The Arab American Cultural and Community Center is non-profit non-partisan organization that does not support nor endorse any political candidate or party. We welcome all candidates to meet with their constituents and hear their take on issues. Should another candidate wish to come and speak on that day, or another day, they are welcome to contact the ACC to arrange the same.
 
 
 
  


 

January 28, 2018  -  "The Chronicles of the Syrian Revolution: The Orphan Uprising the Entire World Betrayed" Book Signing Event
    
New book signing event 'The Chronicles of the Syrian Revolution: The Orphan Uprising the Entire World Betrayed' by Syrian American Author and Poet Tarif Youssef-Agha.
 
Date: January 28, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: River Oaks Bookstore, 3270 Westheimer, Houston, Texas 77098
 
This book is simply the memoir of the Syrian Revolution in its six-year journey, all through the eyes of a Syrian poet who lived his youth in the capital city of Damascus. Beginning on the first Friday after the revolution started and every Friday thereafter, the Syrians made it a habit, taking to the streets to demonstrate against the regime. They also gave names to those Fridays to reflect the current events. The first one was the Friday of Dignity (3/18/11), then Friday of Glory (3/25/11), Friday of Martyrs (4/1/11), Friday of Withstanding (4/8/11), Friday of Insistence (4/15/11), and so on until today, which sums up to more than three hundred Fridays.
 
The author started firing poems in support of the revolution and also to document its events week after week for the next six years. He managed to translate almost half of them to put in this book. Listing the poems in order takes the reader on a journey throughout the ups and downs of the revolution and helps him to understand what happened, when, and why. His writings are not only full of fury and power, confidence, and hope, but also satire and wit, which characterize the people of that historic city.
  
 
  


 

February 2, 2018  -  Free Health Talk Series: Eye/Vision Health
 
The National Arab American Medical Association (NAAMA) in partnership with the Arab American Cultural & Community Center (ACC) present "Health Talk Series" covering useful topics pertaining to our every day lives.
 
Discussions with local experts on health related topics you need to know!
  
Date: February 2, 2018
Time: 7pm - 8:30pm
Location: Arab American Cultural & Community Center, 10555 Stancliff Rd, Houston 77099
 
FREE Community Health Series

Hosted by the National Arab American Medical Association-Houston Chapter.
 
  


 

February 7, 2018  -  Amnesty International Houston with special guest speaker Gislaine Williams
 
Amnesty International Houston with special guest speaker Gislaine Williams from the
Refugee Council USA (RCUSA)
 
A coalition of 23 national organizations that work to protect refugees and asylum-seekers and advocate for human rights in the United States.
 
She has previously worked with the American Civil Liberties Union Immigrants’ Rights Project and the Alliance for Multicultural Community Services in Houston.
 
Date: February 7, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:
Central Market Community Room, 3815 Westheimer, Houston

Free and open to the public

For more info, find us on Facebook , Twitter, or email us; mail@amnestyhouston.org
 
  


 

February 10, 2018  -  Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam through Time Place
  
Join the Arab American Center (ACC) and Asia Society for a special curator-led tour of their current exhibition Wondrous World: Art & Islam Through Time & Place.
 
The tour will take place on Saturday February 10 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
 
Featuring more than 100 outstanding works of art, Wondrous Worlds showcases the long history, vast geographic expanse, and amazing diversity of works of art in the Islamic world.
 
Works in the exhibition cover nearly all media, ranging from carpets to dress to jewelry, ceramics, glass, metal, paintings, prints, calligraphy and photographs. This exhibition will delight viewers with dazzling works that span over 1,400 years of artistry.
 
For more information about the exhibition visit the website http://asiasociety.org/texas/exhibitions/wondrous-worlds-art-islam-through-time-place
 
The tour will start at 10:30 a.m. sharp and last approximately 1 hour. Space is limited to twenty five and will fill up on a first come first serve basis. Don't delay signing up.
 
This event is free but RSVP is required
 
Venue: Asia Society, Address: 1370 Southmore Blvd. Houston, TX 77004
Tour Time: 10:30 a.m. But please come 10 minutes early.
Tel: 713.496.9901
 
We look forward to seeing you there.
 
For any questions, please email president@acchouston.org
 
  


 

February 16, 2018  -  Raising American Muslim Kids in the Trump Years
  
Speaker: Wajahat Ali
 
Date: Friday, February 16, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: ILM Academy, 1209 Conrad Sauer Dr, Houston, Texas 77043
 
Risala Foundation is pleased to welcome back Wajahat Ali!
 
Wajahat Ali is a journalist, writer, lawyer, an award-winning playwright, a TV host, and a consultant for the U.S. State Department. As Creative Director of Affinis Labs, he works to create social entrepreneurship initiatives that have a positive impact for marginalized communities, and to empower social entrepreneurs, young leaders, creatives, and communities to come up with innovative solutions to tackle world problems.
 
Previously, Ali helped launch the Al Jazeera America network as co-host of Al Jazeera America's The Stream, a daily news show that extended the conversation to social media and beyond. He was also a National Correspondent, Political Reporter, and Social Media Expert for Al Jazeera America. He focused on stories of communities and individuals often marginalized or under-reported in mainstream media. Ali is also the author of The Domestic Crusaders—the first major play about Muslim Americans, post-9/11—which was published by McSweeney's and performed off-Broadway and at the Kennedy Center. Currently, with Dave Eggers, Ali is writing a television show about a Muslim American cop in the Bay Area. He was also the lead author and researcher of “Fear Inc., Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America,” the seminal report from the Center for American Progress.
 
In addition, he was honored as a “Generation Change Leader” by Sec. of State Clinton and as an “Emerging Muslim American Artist” by the Muslim Public Affairs Council. Ali has given many presentations, from Google to the United Nations to Princeton to The Abu Dhabi Book Festival. His writings have appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, Washington Post, the Guardian, and Salon.
  
For more information, click here.
  
 


 

February 17, 2018  -  Friends of Egyptian Children with Cancer Gala
 
Friends of Egyptian Children with Cancer is having their 17th Annual Fundraising Gala.

FECC’s Vision is to provide a cure for the Children of Egypt afflicted with Cancer.

Date: Saturday, February 17, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Location: Double Tree by Hilton – Greenway Plaza, 6 Greenway Plaza, Houston, TX 77046
 
Guest Speaker: Miral Kotb - CEO & Founder of iLuminate
Hear a great story of courage from one of our own young Egyptian Americans who is winning her fight against cancer....
 
Entertainment by: iLuminate
 
Silent & Live Auctions
 
Ticket Price: Adult: $150/person or $1500/table of 10, Children: $100 (6 - 11 years)
All reservations must be received no later than February 14th, 2018
  
How to Purchase Gala Tickets
  1. Mail-in reservations (by check written to FECC)
  Fill out the enclosed Gala Reservation Form and mail it with your check to:
  FECC, P.O. Box 155, Bellaire, TX 77402-0155
 
2. On-line reservations (by credit/debit card)
  Visit the FECC website at www.fecchouston.org/events/fecc-gala-reservation.
 
To ensure seating of guests at your table, please list their first and last names on the mail-in or on-line reservation form and if a vegetarian meal is required.
 
If you cannot attend, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to FECC.

If you would like to sponsor the Gala, Sponsorships ($2,500 or more) will be greatly appreciated.
 
FECC is a Non-profit 501 (c) (3) Organization. For more information call Dr. Samia Khalil 713-822-7073
 
For more information, visit www.fecchouston.org.

 


 

February 24, 2018  -  Amer Zahr in Houston with the Hilarious Mona
   
Palestinian Arab American comedian Amer Zahr is coming to Houston with special guest Mona!
  
Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Arab American Cultural & Community Center
, 10555 Stancliff Rd, Houston 77099
   
Presented by Hani Kashou and Maestro Productions.
 
To purchase tickets, visit http://www.amerzahr.com/.
     
 
Click here for more information/event flyer.

  


 

March 10-11, 2018  -  4th Annual Houston Lebanese Festival
  
4th Annual Houston Lebanese Festival
 
Delicious Food and Great Festivities
 
March 10, 2018 (Saturday): 12 PM - 11 PM
March 11, 2018 (Sunday): 12 PM - 9 PM
   
Location: Constellation Field, 1 Stadium Dr, Sugar Land, Texas 77498
 
Purchase your tickets TODAY! Admission: $10 for adults and $5 for children (ages 5-12: kid’s games are included in admission tickets). Children 4 years and under are FREE.
   

For more information, visit www.HoustonLebaneseFestival.com.

Click here for festival flyer.
    
  


 

March 23, 2018  -  Muslims in the Age of Activism

Date: Friday, March 23, 2018
Time: 8 PM - 10 PM
Location: ISGH River Oaks Islamic Center, 3110 Eastside St, Houston, Texas 77098
 
Muslims in the Age of Activism with Chris Abdur-Rahman Blauvelt and Hassan Shibly
 
CHRIS BLAUVELT is the founder of LaunchGood. He is a passionate Muslim American entrepreneur committed to building up the global Muslim community to reach its full potential. In just over a year LaunchGood has already helped raise over $1 million for more than 100 campaigns across 13 countries. Chris currently lives in Dearborn, Michigan with his wife Amani and new daughter Maryam Yusra, and is an active community volunteer for University Muslim life and new Muslim work.
 
HASSAN SHIBLY is Executive Director of CAIR Florida. He has appeared numerous times in both local and national media outlets including CNN, NPR, Voice of America, the New York Times, the Toronto Star and the Buffalo News for his work protecting civil liberties and promoting understanding of the Muslim faith. He runs a successful academic publishing company focusing on the traditional Islamic sciences, and is the founder of the Center for American Muslim Understanding. Hassan’s work has earned him the attention of various Islamophobic publications, which criticize Hassan for "deceiving the American People" by "promoting a peaceful and tolerant image of Islam.".

     
Hosted by ISGH River Oaks Islamic Center and Risala Foundation.
 

For more information, click here.
  
  


 

March 24-25, 2018  -  8th Annual Houston Palestinian Festival
 
Experience Palestinian culture in downtown Houston!

The 8th annual Houston Palestinian Festival is a vibrant two day festival highlighting the rich Palestinian heritage and will take place on March 24th and 25th, 2018.
 
When: Saturday-Sunday, March 24-25, 2018
Location: Jones Plaza, 600 Louisiana St., Houston 77002

This year's festival will focus on the beautiful history and significance of Jerusalem in Palestinian history. Join us as we say,

We are Jerusalem, We are Palestine!

At the Houston Palestinian Festival, bring your friends and experience:
- A taste of delectable Palestinian cuisine,
- The rhythm of live Palestinian folkloric music and songs,
- Shopping in a bazaar filled with Palestinian arts, crafts, and beautiful merchandise,
- The art of Palestinian embroidery as you watch a traditional fashion show,
- A wedding that will take you back to the streets of a Palestinian village,
- The wonderful history of the Holy Land.

The Houston Palestinian Festival is presented by The Palestinian American Cultural Center. Visit www.pacchouston.org for more.

      
   
 


 
April 5
, 2018  -  Free Health Talk Series: Nutrition & Diet
 
The National Arab American Medical Association (NAAMA) in partnership with the Arab American Cultural & Community Center (ACC) present "Health Talk Series" covering useful topics pertaining to our every day lives.
 
Discussions with local experts on health related topics you need to know!
  
Date: April 5, 2018
Time: 7pm - 8:30pm
Location: Arab American Cultural & Community Center, 10555 Stancliff Rd, Houston 77099
 
FREE Community Health Series

Hosted by the National Arab American Medical Association-Houston Chapter.
 
  


 

June 7, 2018  -  Free Health Talk Series: Reproductive Health/Cancer Screening
 
The National Arab American Medical Association (NAAMA) in partnership with the Arab American Cultural & Community Center (ACC) present "Health Talk Series" covering useful topics pertaining to our every day lives.
 
Discussions with local experts on health related topics you need to know!
  
Date: June 7, 2018
Time: 7pm - 8:30pm
Location: Arab American Cultural & Community Center, 10555 Stancliff Rd, Houston 77099
 
FREE Community Health Series

Hosted by the National Arab American Medical Association-Houston Chapter.
 
  


 

August 31-September 3, 2018  -  55th Annual ISNA Convention

Hosted by Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)
 
Date: August 31, 2018 – September 3, 2018
Location: George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston 77010

Discounted Early Bird Registration Fee until February 28, 2018:
Adult $ 89; Husband & Wife $ 170; University Student/ MSA $ 79; School Student/ MYNA $ 55; Children's Program $ 45; Babysitting $ 70; Group of 5 or more $ 75 per person, CSRL Banquet $ 200 per ticket
 
ISNA can provide a limited number of need based complimentary registrations for the convention. Please email us at convention@isna.net or call 317-838-8129

Hotel Rooms:
ISNA has arranged discounted hotel rooms at the Hilton Americas Hotel which is connected to George R. Brown Convention center. You will receive hotel room reservation information via email in September 2017.
 
Convention Bazaar:
A Bazaar (Trade Show) with more than 500 booths will be organized at this convention. At this trade show, a variety of merchandise will be available including clothing, books, audio-visual, etc. Contact akhan@isna.net for more information.

 

  


 

Hall of Ancient Egypt
Permanent Collection
 
Safely ensconced in the Sahara desert, and drawing its lifeblood from the river Nile, ancient Egyptian civilization flourished for more than three millennia. A quintessential example of what archaeologists call a primary civilization,” ancient Egypt did not rely on inspiration from others to develop its own architecture, writing and religion—all of Egyptian culture was developed “in house.”

The themes of writing, religion, natural resources and of course mummification will be explored in this new permanent exhibition hall.

When: Members Preview: May 24-30, 2013; Public Opening: May 31, 2013
Location: Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston 77030

Ever since the late 18th century, the Western world has been exploring Egypt. This hall will present artifacts collected during these early days of investigations, and will also compare old-style archaeology with 21st-century approaches, such as using satellite imagery and remote sensing to locate and map ancient settlements. The Museum’s own mummy, Ankh Hap, will be moved to his new surroundings in time for the opening on May 24, 2013.

For more information, click here.
 


 
 
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