Free public celebration of Middle Eastern American Heritage: March 16th


Montgomery County to Celebrate Middle Eastern American Heritage Month on March 16

The event, on Wednesday March 16, will include a proclamation presentation by County Executive Ike Leggett, a performance by world renowned opera singer Lubana Al Quntar, a presentation by Arab American Institute Executive Director Maya Berry, cultural exhibits, and information and resources.

The event will run from 6-8 p.m. at the Executive Office Building Cafeteria, 101 Monroe St., in Rockville.


The public is welcome and the event is free, but registration is encouraged given that space is limited.

Those planning to attend should RSVP Mimi Hassanein, Middle Eastern Liaison with the county's Office of Community Partnerships by email or by phone at 240-777-4949. 

Members of the Middle Eastern American Advisory Group met with County Executive Ike Leggett on February 8 to discuss budget priorities for FY2017. 

-Debbie Trent

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Pictured (L to R): Samira Hussein, Mahasty Sharifi, Akhtar Zubairi, Amjad Chaudry, County Executive, Sarah Iranpour, Mumtaz Jahan, Mimi Hassanein, Deborah Trent.