Schedule of Events

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All events are free and open to the public (unless indicated below); advance registration is recommended.

Thursday, Sept. 8

9:30-11 a.m.

Post 9/11 Legal Landscape

Bernath Auditorium,
Wayne State University Undergraduate Library
5155 Gullen Mall
Detroit, Michigan 48202

Moderator: Nicole Christian, WDET
Panelists: Zachary Katznelson, ACLU National Security Project
Juan Cole, Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History, University of Michigan
Noel Saleh, ACCESS board member & civil rights attorney

11 a.m.-noon

Post-panel reception, Community Room, Wayne State University Undergraduate library

*Parking is available for $5 at Woodward Parking, 4720 Cass Ave. A free shuttle will available between parking lot & event location.

7:30 p.m.

Omar Offendum

Syrian-American hip-hop artist

AANM Global Thursdays opening concert
Arab American National Museum. Dearborn
$10/$9 tickets online at AANM

 

Friday, Sept. 9

8:30-9 a.m.

Continental breakfast reception

9-11 a.m.

How 9/11 Shaped Our Voices

UM-Dearborn
1030 CASL Building
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, Michigan 48128

Welcome:

Hassan Jaber, Executive Director, ACCESS

Opening remarks:

Chancellor Daniel Little, University of Michigan Dearborn

Speakers:

William Clay Ford, Chairman, Ford Motor Company (via video)
Rashida Tlaib, Michigan State Representative
Shirley Stancato, CEO, New Detroit

Panel Discussion:

Moderator:

Craig Fahle, WDET

Panelists:

Linda Sarsour, National Network for Arab America Communities
Will Youmans, human rights activist
Asif Khan, UM-Dearborn student
Dave Knezek, UM-Dearborn, Student Government President

 

Saturday, Sept. 10

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

U.S. RISING: Emerging Voices in Post 9/11 America Main Conference

This event is made possible, in part, by funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Knight Foundation.

Arab American National Museum
13624 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, Michigan 48126

Welcome – Opening Remarks

Ismael Ahmed, UM-Dearborn
Hassan Jaber, ACCESS

Reclaiming our Civil Rights

Moderator: Nadia Tonova, National Network for Arab American Communities
U.S. Rep Hansen Clarke
U.S. Rep. John Dingell
Barbara L. McQuade, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan
Jumana Musa, Rights Working Group
Michael Steinberg, ACLU-Michigan legal director
Shireen Zaman, Institute for Social Policy Understanding

Noon

Lunch

Keynote Speaker: James Zogby, Arab American Institute

Amplifying Our Voices: Rising Above the Challenges of Post 9/11 Bigotry

Moderator: Jack Lessenberry, Wayne State University Professor of Journalism
Cindy Estrada, United Auto Workers
Maha Freij, ACCESS
Deepa Iyer, South Asian Americans Leading Together
Salam Marayarti, Muslim Public Affairs Council
Dawud Walid, CAIR-Michigan

 

Sunday, Sept. 11

Arab American National Museum open to the public (free admission)

Noon-5 p.m.

A-OK Service Day: Volunteers at Focus: HOPE

Coming Veterans Day 2011

Patriots & Peacemakers: Arab Americans in Service to Our Country
Opening Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2011, Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, Mich.

Patriots & Peacemakers tells true stories of heroism and self-sacrifice that affirm the important role Arab Americans have played in our country throughout its history.

shedule

Thurs.-Sat., Sept. 8-10

  • StoryCorps Booth
    Arab American National Museum

Thursday, Sept. 8

  • 9:30-11 a.m.
    The New Legal Landscape
    Bernath Auditorium, Wayne State University Undergraduate Library, Detroit
  • 11 a.m.-noon
    Post-panel reception
    Community Room, Wayne State Undergraduate library
  • 7:30 p.m.
    Hip-hop artist Omar Offendum
    AANM Global Thursdays
    opening concert
    Arab American National Museum

Friday, Sept. 9

  • 8:30 a.m.
    Continental breakfast reception
  • 9-11 a.m.
    How 9/11 Shaped Our Lives
    UM-Dearborn
    1030 CASL Building

Saturday, Sept. 10

  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    U.S. Rising: Main Conference
    Arab American National Museum, Dearborn

Sunday, Sept. 11

  • Arab American National Museum
    13624 Michigan Avenue
    Dearborn, Michigan 48126
    Noon-5 p.m.
    Special free-admission day
  • Noon-5 p.m.
    A-OK Volunteer Service Day
    Focus: HOPE, Detroit

Veterans Day 2011

  • Patriots & Peacemakers Exhibit
    Arab American National Museum

    13624 Michigan Avenue
    Dearborn, Michigan 48126