Representatives from the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS) and the Arab American National Museum will address immigration and refugee issues in Michigan. Starting with a brief overview of Arab countries and their history of immigration to Michigan, the presentation and panel will include information on who comes here and how they get here, what support immigrants and refugees have when they arrive, and personal stories.
The Arab American National Museum (AANM) documents, preserves and presents Arab American history, culture and contributions. The AANM is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums; an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution; and is a founding member of the Immigration and Civil Rights Network of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience. The Museum is located at 13624 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI, 48126.
ACCESS is the largest Arab American human services nonprofit in the United States and has been active for more than 40 years, founded by volunteers in Dearborn, MI, in 1971.