Arab American Heritage Month

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Stetson University College of Law values the cultural observances celebrated by Stetson community members and the many efforts to promote cross-cultural awareness and engagement. In honor of Arab American Heritage Month, Stetson Law celebrates the diverse communities of Arab Americans who have helped shape life and culture at Stetson Law, in the legal profession, and beyond. 

While this page is the result of a collaborative effort, it is not a comprehensive resource. We encourage students, faculty, and staff to explore other resources and to feel free to share those that may add to the richness of this page. Please email any insights to [email protected].

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Events | Learn | Engage | Resources


Please refer to the Campus Docket and Engage for the most up-to-date event information.

Stetson Law Events:

Palestine Unveiled

St. Petersburg Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT)
April 16, 2024│5 p.m.│Mann Lounge

Hosted by the St. Petersburg TRHT Center as a Racial Justice Student Fellow's final project, the evening will feature a screening of Abby Martin's documentary, "Gaza Fights for Freedom", followed by a group discussion.


The Arab American Heritage Month Law Mixer

Middle Eastern & North African Law Students Association (MENA LSA)
April 17, 2024│6 p.m. - 9 p.m.│Mann Lounge

Join us for a lively mixer featuring Middle Eastern food, music, and belly dancers! You won’t want to miss this opportunity to connect with students, staff, professors, and attorneys! RSVP here to secure your spot: 



National Arab American Heritage Month
The Smithsonian
A collection of archival materials and artifacts related to Arab American history and culture

Pathways to Understanding
Community Tampa Bay
An educational article that aims to build an inclusive community by building a bridge of understanding across cultural differences through dispelling myths about the Muslim community

Sacred Scenes: Icons of the Orthodox Church
Arab American National Museum
Browse art created by Vlasios Tsotsonis which explores the establishment and growth of Arab American Orthodox communities 

Arab American National Museum

(Arab American National Museum, 2021)

Arab American Trailblazers

Amal Clooney: International Law and Human Rights Advocate

Amal Clooney won Times Woman of the Year in 2022 for her work in international law. She makes sure that victims of mass atrocities are not forgotten and get justice (Times, 2022)

Charlene Mekled Elder: The First Woman Arab American and Muslim Judge in the U.S.

The Honorable Judge Charlene Mekled Elder is the first Arab American Muslim woman elected to a high court in the United States (National Arab American Heritage Museum, 2022)

Diversify your Bookshelf

2023 Arab American Book Award Winners
National Arab American Museum
Learn about the beautiful stories and narratives of Arab writers 

Community Cookbook Collection
National Arab American Museum
Brighten your dinner table with dishes from different Arabian communities


Middle Eastern & North African Law Students Association

The Middle Eastern and North African Law Student Association (MENA LSA) welcomes students of all backgrounds to gather, enjoy, and celebrate their beautiful cultures. They aim to promote diversity and inclusion of Middle Eastern and North African law students throughout our community, provide educational opportunities for students of all identities, create a union for MENA students to connect, and host cultural events that the entire campus will enjoy. 

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