For Immediate Release: April 24, 2012 Montgomery County Celebrates Arab American Heritage Month Montgomery County will commemorate Arab American Heritage Month on Thursday, April 26 from 6 to 8 p.m., with a celebration highlighting the diverse cultural traditions of the Arab American community and reflections on Arab American civil rights. The event, which is being co-sponsored by the County Executive’s Office of Community Partnerships and the Arab American Heritage Committee, will be held in the Executive Office Building, Lobby Level Auditorium, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville. County Executive Isiah Leggett will kick off the celebration with welcoming remarks and a proclamation that designates April as Arab American Heritage Month. The featured speakers will be Osama Abi-Mershed, director of the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and Fida Adely, assistant professor, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University. . The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call the Office of Community Partnerships at 240-777-8320 or email # # # Program Contact: Diane Vu, 240-777-8320 Media Contact: Sue Tucker, 240-777-6507 Office of Public Information Montgomery County, Maryland


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