Wednesday, May 18, 2016

One More City Proclaims Arab American Heritage Month!

On Tuesday, May 16, 2016, the Anaheim City Council under the leadership of Mayor Tom Tait, proclaimed April as Arab American Heritage Month. The council recognized key Arab American leaders for decades of community development in Anaheim, as well as the work of the Arab American Civic Council in taking the lead on celebrating the month.

The proposal to recognize Arab American Heritage Month was submitted in late April following the AACC's inaugural Arab American Heritage Gala, which took place on April 24th, however, due to Anaheim's strict rules on agendizing items in advance, the proposal was added to the council May 10th meeting, which passed to be presented on the 17th.

In late April, the City of Garden Grove was the first city in Orange County to pass a proclamation for the same purpose.

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