CAC executive director Alma Richeh at Newton North High School talking to students about Arabic culture and the history of Arab Americans in MA.
Mothers give us endless love, laughter, and dreams. They help us grow, prosper, and reach our fullest potential. In honor of all our mothers, the Center for Arabic Culture (CAC) is pleased to invite you to a Mother’s Day Concert with internationally acclaimed musician and professor, Simon Shaheen on Saturday, May 12, 2012, 7 pm at the Wong Auditorium, Tang Center at MIT, 70 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA.
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Join us for fun 8 days of Arabic language learning and cultural education through games, singing, music, dancing, arts, cooking, and much more! Fun atmosphere with highly educated and motivated teachers and excellent methods to give students the best skills and information!
When: July 31- August 10, 2017. Monday- Thursday 10 am- 3 pm/ Extended Day: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Where: Mt. Ida College- Ricker Hall 777 Dedham St. Newon, MA
Regular Day: 10 am-3:00 pm $400/ student for both weeks
Extended day: 8:30 am-5:30 pm: $600/ student for both weeks
Minimum Age: 4 years old (we encourage a parent presence with little kids)
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Center for Arabic Culture 191 Highland Av. Suite 6B Somerville, MA 02143
We received an outpouring of support from both Arabic and Farsi speaking individuals and communities and are no longer in need of volunteers at this time. The response has been both humbling and staggering, and it is a tremendous statement of the strength and generosity of our communities.By way of update, the passengers on Friday’s two flights disembarked without incident (that I am aware of), without any issues with the Boston customs team disobeying the court order. We are optimistic that we will have similar experiences with today’s flight, and we have a team of 8 volunteer interpreters (two per flight speaking Arabic and two speaking Farsi) lined up in case their help is needed.Although we have more than enough volunteers (thank you!), anyone who would like to participate or show support is welcome to go to Logan and you can be assured that you’ll find good company there if you attend around the time of any of the expected flights today (arriving 1:10 and 6:30). The place to go is Terminal E (Arrivals), and there is a table set up that is very hard to miss where volunteers are coordinating the legal response. If you have legal training (not necessary!), please also let the volunteers know and they can fill you in on some of the legal work we’re doing in terms of collecting statements, affidavits, etc. Good idea to bring phone/laptop chargers and food (unless Dunkin Donuts is a sufficient source of calories). Again, please do not feel compelled to go – based on turn-out so far, the volunteers have outnumbered the affected travelers by a ratio of at least 3:1!Again, thank you for being willing to help.Best wishes,Mike
The following information has been provided to us from a Boston law firm:
Teams of lawyers have been sent to Boston Logan Airport every day since last weekend to try to intervene pro bono on behalf of visa holders who are affected by Trump’s immigration order. Teams on the ground have been hindered in some cases by not having anyone with them who could speak either Arabic or Farsi.
Any chance you guys know folks in Boston with ties to local Arabic or Farsi-speaking communities and who are in a position to get the word out to potential volunteers? We don’t need dozens of folks, just one or two Arabic and one or two Farsi speakers per incoming flight. Right now we’re looking to support legal teams that are going to be intercepting the following flights:
- Saturday, flight incoming from Frankfurt, scheduled to arrive 1:10 pm
- Saturday, flight incoming from Munich, scheduled to arrive 6:35 pm
- Sunday, flight incoming from Frankfurt, scheduled to arrive 1:10 pm [STAND BY – ONLY IF COURT ORDER IS EXTENDED]
- Sunday, flight incoming from Munich, scheduled to arrive 6:35 pm [STAND BY – ONLY IF COURT ORDER IS EXTENDED]