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Arab American Heritage Month

Date: April 4, 2024

Beginning in 2017, Arab American Heritage Month honored the history, culture, contributions, and achievements of the American Arab community. Formally recognized by the White House in 2021, April was designated as Arab American Heritage Month.

In the United States, the Arab community is a diverse mix of individuals with roots to over 22 countries in the Middle East and North Africa: Algeria, Bahrain, the Comoros Islands, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. The different nationalities bring with them their unique backgrounds, heritage, religions, and stories and are linked together by their primary language, Arabic, and their shared culture.

While celebrating cultures and heritage is a joyful experience, bringing people together and bridging differences, we cannot overlook the discrimination, bias, and hate that is still directed at members of this Arab community.

As unionists, we strive to narrow the gap between workers and foster a place of acceptance and understanding. We champion the ideals of equity and strive for credit to be afforded and recognized by all laborers for their contributions to society and the world's industries, regardless of race, religion, or background.

We are Flight Attendants and unionists. We have a unique opportunity to find connections and share experiences that can bridge the gap of understanding between people. When we share in the human experience with one another, we have a chance to create a more tolerant, enlightened, and empowered world. 

This April, United AFA MEC Honors the work and history of the Arab American community and their contributions to our Union.

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