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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 November 22, 2017

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November 22-26, 2017  -  ADS Houston Chapter Thanksgiving Convention

The ADS Houston Chapter Cordially invites you to its Thanksgiving Convention "Celebrating the Druze Millennium"
 
November 22 – November 26
Nov 22 at 10 AM to Nov 26 at 2 PM

"Continuing on the "Road to 2017" theme from the 2012 Thanksgiving Convention
 
Please join us for an amazing time deep in the heart of Texas.
 
For more information, visit http://www.adshoustonchapter.com/.
 
 


 

November 24-26, 2017  -  11th Annual ICNA-MAS South Central Regional Convention
     
Slaves of Allah | Servants of Humanity
 
A wonderful event for the entire family! We have an outstanding program lined up for everyone!
 
Date: November 24-26, 2017
Location: Hilton Americas-Houston, 1600 Lamar St, Houston, Texas 77010
 
Highlights:
- Your Favorite Speakers!
- Mega Bazaar
- Midnight Basketball Tournament
- Fun Rides
- Exhibition
- Interactive Presentations
- Youth ONLY sessions
- Hands on Workshops

*Friday Khutbah at 1:30pm and Salaah at 2pm, Insha'Allah!

Timings for the convention:
Friday: 1pm - Midnight (There will be arrangements for Jumuah Khutbah)
Saturday: 9:30am - Midnight
Sunday: 9am - 1:30pm
 
For more information, visit http://icnatexas.org/.
  
 


 

November 27, 2017  -  Boko Haram: From Nigerian Preachers to Islamic State’s West African Province
     
The militant Islamist group Boko Haram has terrorized Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, for almost two decades. The organization’s growth is a result of a number of political, social and economic factors, both in Nigeria and internationally. And while the group has proclaimed its allegiance to the Islamic State’s international terrorism network, understanding Boko Haram’s domestic drivers and roots in the Nigerian context is of critical importance for policymakers.
 
Join us for a discussion on Boko Haram and the growth of Salafi-jihadism in Nigeria and West Africa. A panel of experts will explore the drivers of this movement and the social and policy issues involved. The forthcoming book, "From Nigerian Preachers to Islamic State’s West African Province,” will serve as the basis for the dialogue.
 
Featured Speakers:
- Abdulbasit Kassim, Author
- Michael Nwankpa, Ph.D., Author
- Amidu Olalekan Sanni, Ph.D., Professor of Arabic, African and Middle Eastern Studies, Lagos State University
 
Moderated by: David Cook, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Religion, Rice University, and Rice Faculty Scholar, Baker Institute
 
Date: Monday, November 27, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: James A. Baker III Hall, Rice University
  
For more information, click here.
   
 


  

November 30 (deadline): ACC 2017-2018 Scholarship
 
The Arab American Cultural and Community Center is pleased to announce the annual College Scholarship Program for Arab American students who seek or currently attend a College or University. The application period will run from Monday, September 25th, 2017 to Thursday, November 30th, 2017.

To apply for The Arab-American Cultural & Community Center Scholarship Program, please submit the following items in a neat package in a clear binder in the order:

1. Complete the attached application form. Must be enrolled in accredited Senior High School, College, or University. And of Arabic origins.

2. Submit prove of enrollment in accredited Senior High School, College, or University in USA.

3. Submit two letters of recommendation from either your teachers and/or employers. These should state how long you have been acquainted, what the nature of the relationship is, comments about your character and abilities, and any other information you would like the committee to consider.

4. Prepare and attach an essay of at least 500 words (typed, double-spaced, 12 point font, no more than two pages long), describing your career goals, your reasons for choosing these goals and what you have done thus far to prepare yourself and how you hope to give back to your community one day. Please state any previous volunteer work for the ACC or any other non-profit organization.

5. Attach an official transcript of your grades from your high school and college (if you have begun taking classes).

6. A Signed commitment pledge to volunteer for the Arab American Center in Houston for at least 10 hours during the semester in which the scholarship was awarded.

Mail or bring in your packet to:
The Arab-American Cultural & Community Center
10555 Stancliff Road
Houston, TX 77099
Attn: Scholarship Program

Application Submissions Deadline: Package must be received by November 30th, 2017.
Scholarship recipient will be notified starting December 20th, 2017.

Scholarship will be paid into 2 payments. Last payment made after the volunteering hours have been completed to satisfaction.

Click here to download ACC Scholarship Application Pack

For more information, please email: school@acchouston.org
 
 


  

December 1, 2017  -  “Sectarianism and Anti-sectarianism in the Modern Arab World”
      
Rice University and University of Houston invite you to a lecture by Dr. Aziz Al-Azmeh.
  
Dr. Aziz Al-Azmeh, University Professor in the Department of History and Director of the Center for Religious Studies at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, will be providing the keynote address for the Arab Traditions of Anti-sectarianism Conference.
 
Date: Friday, December 1, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Kyle Morrow Room, 3rd Floor Fondren Library, Rice University
  
Click here or more information/event flyer.
  
   


 

December 1-2, 2017  -  Arab Traditions of Anti-Sectarianism Conference
   
Location: Rice University & University of Houston
  
More information will posted as it becomes available.
  
   


 

December 3, 2017  -  Sectarianism, Secularism, and the Arab Upheavals

بكل سرور ندعوكم لجلسة حوار بالعربيه مع المفكر السوري الأستاذ عزيز العظمه عن "العلمانيه والطائفيه والأضطرابات العربيه" والتي تقام في المركز العربي ألأمريكي في الثالث من كانون ألأول المقبل الساعة الثانية بعد الظهر
 
الحوار سوف يُدار من قبل عزيز الشيباني برعاية األمؤسسه العربيه ألأمريكيه للتربيه والمركز العربي ألأمريكي
 
ألأستاذ العظمه سوف يزور هيوستن لألقاء المحاضره ألأساسيه في ندوه عن "مناهضة الطائفيه في التقاليد العربيه" تنظمها سوية جامعتا رايس وهيوستن . للأطلاع على مؤهلات ألأستاذ ألزائر يرجى زيارة صفحته على الوكيبيديا

وبحضوركم يتم الحوار وتعم الفائده
ألمؤسسه العربيه ألأمريكيه للتربيه

 
 

A conversation with the Syrian thinker, Professor Aziz Al Azmeh about sectarianism, secularism, and the Arab upheavals.
  
Date: Sunday, December 3, 2017
Time: 2 pm
Location: Arab American Cultural & Community Center, 10555 Stancliff Rd, Houston 77099
 
Moderated by Dr. Aziz Shaibani
 
Sponsored by The Arab American Educational Foundation (AAEF) and the Arab American Cultural & Community Center (ACC)
 
Professor Al Azmeh will be in Houston as a keynote speaker for a symposium about anti sectarianism organized by Rice university and the University of Houston.
 
We look forward to your presence.
Arab American Educational Foundation (www.theaaef.org)
   
    


 

December 7, 2017  -  Free Health Talk Series: Heart 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: December 7, 2017
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.
 
  


 

December 8, 2017  -  ACC Annual Unity & Friendship Gala
  
Arab American Cultural & Community Center (ACC) Annual Unity & Friendship Gala
 
Elevating Humanity
  
Date: December 8, 2017
Time:  Reception starts at 7:30 p.m., Program & Dinner starts at 8:15 p.m. Sharp
Location: Royal Sonesta Hotel, 2222 West Loop S, Houston, TX 77027
     
Honoring:
   Dr. Aziz Shaibani: 2017 ACC Outstanding Community Service Award
   Mr. Said Fattouh: 2017 ACC Arab Media Award
   The Syrian American Club: 2017 ACC Outstanding Refugees Service Award
 
Highlight the Culture and People of Syria
 
Keynote Speaker: Fares Ksebati
  
Gala Chairs: Hadia Mawlawi & Mariam Haddad
  
Live Entertainment by Moodafaruka
  
Silent Auction
 
RSVP by Monday, November 20, 2017 at 832-351-3366 or gala@acchouston.org.
       
For more information, click here.
 
 
  


 

December 10, 2017  -  Promise for Palestine Tour featuring Mohammed Assaf
     
Special Guests
   Mohammed Assaf - Entertainer/Speaker
   Linda Sarsour - Civil Rights Activist
   Said Durrah - Comedian
   
Islamic Relief USA is proud to present the Promise for Palestine tour, featuring special guests Mohammed Assaf and Linda Sarsour. This amazing fundraising event for Palestine Humanitarian Aid will span six cities, giving participants an exclusive look into the life and times of humanitarian and world renowned entertainer Mohammed Assaf as you have never seen him before: sharing his story, live on stage. Attendees will be treated to a special live performance too!
 
And if you thought it couldn’t get any better—read this: Palestinian American Civil Rights Activist Linda Sarsour, a woman who has dedicated her life to justice and humanity, will be giving a special address in select cities about what a promise for Palestine truly means, and why people like you are so essential to seeing that promise through.
 
Do not miss your chance to be a part of this historic event. Make the promise to our Palestinian brothers and sisters. Get your tickets now before they are gone!
 
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Time: 6 PM - 10 PM
location: Hilton Americas-Houston, 1600 Lamar St, Houston, Texas 77010
 
3-Course Dinner Provided | Childcare Provided for $15

Contact Information: Abdur Rehman Badat | abadat@irusa.org
 
    
For more information, click here.  
 
 


 

December 29-31, 2017  -  Texas Dawah Convention & Carnival
 
Texas Dawah Convention proudly presents the return of our CITY WIDE CARNIVAL along with Texas Dawah 2017! TDC is back and it's bigger than ever with some of the most intriguing discussions, topics, and lectures by dynamic scholars, da'ees, and activists.
 
Date: December 29-31, 2017
Location: George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston 77010
 
Find out more at: http://goingtotdc.com/.
 
     
  


 

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 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
 
Ticket Price: $150/person or $1500/table of 10

Guest Speaker: Mrs. Magda Eskander

Come join us with and evening of fellowship, a wonderful meal, performances of Egyptian dancers, and a Silent & Live Auctions.

For questions regarding this event, call (713) 822-7073.

FECC is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization.
 
For more information, visit www.fecchouston.org.

 


 

March 10-11, 2018  -  4th Annual Houston Lebanese Festival
 

For more information, visit www.alcchouston.org
  
  


 

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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