Fall 2023 Events

Mediterranean Lemonade Stand

Date: August 18
Time: 4:00-6:00 pm
Location: Salaam MENA Cultural Center

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The Arab Blues

  • Date: Thursday, November 9
  • Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
  • Location: Illini Union Courtyard (by Starbucks)

Umm Kulthum, Fairuz, Adawiyyah, Sabah Fakhri, Abdel Halim Hafez, Karim Nagi, and Rami Gabriel

Co-Sponsors: Salaam MENA Cultural Center, Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, and the Center for African Studies


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The Arab Blues: RSO After Party

  • Date: Thursday, November 9
  • Time: 8:00-10:00 pm
  • Location: Illini Union Courtyard (by Starbucks)

Brought to you by the MENA RSO's of UIUC.

Who Killed Malcom X? - Netflix Documentary

Date: TBD

A conversation between Abdurrahman Muhammad (Director) and Dr. Maytha Al-Hassan (Malcom X Scholar).

In partnership with the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center.

Spring 2024

Grand Opening Reception & Ribbon Cutting

  • Date: Tuesday, January 23
  • Time: TBD

Community-Based Experiential Learning Excursion

Date: March 2-3, 2024

Visit the Arab American National Museum in Detroit.

In partnership with International Student and Scholar Services.

Fragmented – Art Exhibit by Nabil Mousa

Date: TBD

An award-winning art exhibit inspired by the tragedies of the Syrian refugee crisis.