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    Armour Seminar: Dr. Nadine Naber and Itedal Shalabi

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    Free, open to all


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    Join us for a discussion with author Nadine Naber and Itedal Shalabi

    Dr. Nadine Naber and Itedal Shalabi will discuss a groundbreaking new study on Arab Americans in the Chicago land area, the community-based research methods, and advocacy outcomes outlined in the report Beyond Erasure and Profiling: Cultivating Strong and Vibrant Arab American Communities in Chicagoland. Dr. Nadine Naber is the leading author of the report and other seminal works on Arab American communities. Itedal Shalabi is the co-founder of Arab American Family Services and played a key role in the development of the report as a community-based partner who assisted with framing, research, and feedback.

    Please join us in Ward Hall on the lower level. If unable to attend in person, this session is available virtually.


    This report was created with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, the UIC Award for Creative Activity, and produced in partnership with several Chicagoland Arab American community organizations. The report uses demographic research, surveys, focus group data, and expert commentaries by organizers and academics to analyze how systemic inequities and anti-Arab/anti-Muslim racism affect the lives of Arab Americans in employment, education, health care, housing, and policing. By detailing the challenges facing these communities and making proposals for change, the report serves as a valuable resource for advocates working to build strong and vibrant Arab American communities.

    This Armour Seminar is held in conjunction with the Field Museum’s Arab American Heritage Month programming.

    The A. Watson Armour III Seminar Series is a weekly seminar highlighting the research of science professionals across a broad spectrum of scientific interests, disciplines, and lived experiences. This series connects the Field Museum’s research, collections, conservation, and associated community with professionals at the forefront of life, geophysical, and social sciences. Lectures are open to the public and regularly highlight or complement research conducted by Field Museum staff and affiliates.

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