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Visitors from Jordan will address Arab culture, misperceptions

“Diwan Biladna: Understanding Arabs and Americans” is the title of a UW-Green Bay Human Mosaic program this Wednesday (Sept. 11) starting shortly after 11 a.m. in the Union’s Alumni Room. Ahmad Kamal Azban and Tony Anqoud — visiting authors and Arabic instructors from Jordan – will discuss misconceptions Americans have about Arabs and vice versa. Book signing and casual discussion will follow their presentation.  “Diwan” is Arabic for family, and “Biladna” means “our country.” For more on the authors, click here.

Arabic Awareness activities extend into next week.

This week’s “Understanding Arabs and Americans” program is just one part of a nice lineup of Arabic Awareness activities extending into next week. Also planned:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 17 – Jordanian Dinner, 5:30 p.m., with Tony and Ahmad providing the music and food at the Mauthe Center
  • Thursday, Sept 19 – Panel Discussion on Middle East refugees, 6 p.m., at the Mauthe Center

Activities are sponsored by the Anthropology faculty, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Partnerships, the Mauthe Center, Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Diversity Task Force and the Muslim Student Organization.

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