LANSING, Mich., April 30, 2024 — State Rep. Alabas Farhat’s (D-Dearborn) House Resolution 228 recognizing April as Arab American Heritage Month passed last week. Recognition at the state level holds profound significance to Arab American Michiganders.

“Arab Americans have long called Michigan home, and their contributions in health care, entrepreneurship and many other sectors are what help our state prosper,” Farhat said. “This resolution underscores our unwavering commitment to honoring the voices within our state.” 

Michigan takes pride in its diverse population, with over 260,000 individuals identifying as Arab American, each contributing immensely to the state’s prosperity and cultural mosaic. The varied perspectives and invaluable contributions of Arab Americans weave into the vibrant fabric of our society, highlighting the need to recognize and cherish their culture.

“Arab Americans play a critical role in the great American story,” said the first Arab American House Majority Floor Leader Abraham Aiyash (D-Hamtramck). “This month we celebrate Arab Americans’ long history of rich culture and deep respect for family and faith.”