Arab Voices Community Calendar/Announcements

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 May 6, 2020

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Houston Arab Community Mutual Aid
During these challenging and uncertain times with the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Houston Arab Community has not been spared from the economic impact. That is why 13 organizations have joined a coalition of Arab organizations in the Houston community to carry forward mutual aid relief efforts to serve and support the Arab community of Houston.
Our first step as the Houston Arab Community Mutual Aid Coalition or HACMA Coalition is outreach to our community so that we better understand the needs of the community in this trying time. In order to achieve this, we have done the following and ask for your participation:
(1) We put together a form in both Arabic and English to find out who in our community needs help.
(2) We put together a form for volunteering and donations.
Both forms can be found by clicking here.
We are hoping we can work together to build a strong, united Arab community in Houston to uplift one another. If you have any questions or need to reach our coalition at any time, please contact: houamac2020@gmail.com.


May 9, 2020  -  Houston "Virtual" Iftar 2020
Annual Ramadan Dinner with the Mayor of Houston.
Day & Date: Saturday, May 09, 2020
By Registration only via website.

Registration Starts Friday May 1,2020 on first comes first served basis.

The Houston Iftar Food Pick-Up:
Time: 3:00PM to 6:00PM

Venue: Bayou City Event Center, 9401 Knight Road, Houston, TX 77045

Description: Meals will be available for pick-up from online registrations to the event.

Houston “Virtual” Iftar Program:
Time: 7:15PM to 8:00PM

Description: Broadcasted on television and social media, this special program will include remarks from Mayor Sylvester Turner and primary community leaders to celebrate Ramadan with communities and friends of our city.

For more information and/or to register, visit



May 16, 2020  -  From Nakba to Return: The Struggle for Palestinian Liberation
The Palestinian Youth Movement and National SJP invite you to a community event in honor of the 72nd commemoration of the Nakba, From Nakba to Return: The ongoing struggle for Palestinian liberation.

We will be joined by Palestinian researchers, organizers, and artists for this community event to discuss and highlight the ongoing struggle in Palestinian refugee camps, the Right of Return, and our role as Palestinians and Arabs in the diaspora.

We are excited to be hosting:

Dr. Salman Abu Sitta, Palestinian author, founder of the Palestine Land Society هيئة أرض فلسطين, and researcher most known for his groundbreaking work of mapping the return of Palestinian refugees to historic Palestine;

Nadia Younes, Palestinian community organizer and co-founder of مركز النّقب للأنشطة الشبابيّة - Al Naqab Center for Youth Activities in Lebanon whose doctoral research focuses on decolonizing education for Palestinians in Lebanon;

Susan Abulhawa, Palestinian writer, political activist, and author of the international bestseller, Mornings in Jenin, and several anthologies and poetry collections;

Lina Abojaradeh (Lina Abojaradeh Art), Palestinian-Jordanian artist and PYM Ghassan Kanafani Resistance Arts Scholar who uses poetry, painting, videos, and comics to tell the story of Palestine and the Middle East.

The event will take place on Saturday, May 16, at 2 PM EST via Zoom. Please register here today: http://bit.ly/nakba2return.
We hope you will join us!
Until Return and Liberation,
The Palestinian Youth Movement



August 29, 2020  -  The Ben Qurrah Award Gala
The event honors Arab-Americans who have made remarkable contributions in the field of medicine and who have succeeded in the worldwide advancement of science.
Date: August 29, 2020
Location: Houston, Texas


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.

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