MOVE 2017: An Arab American Summit to Advance Social Change
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MOVE 2017 is a first-of-its-kind national gathering of Arab Americans that will convene people representing various fields, interests and perspectives to discuss the most pressing issues facing our community.  Produced by ACCESS, the nation’s largest Arab American organization, and its three national institutions – the Arab American National Museum (AANM), the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC) and the Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) – this two-day convening will leverage our diverse experiences and provide space for artists, activists, scholars, philanthropists, organizations and others from the Arab American community to connect, learn and exchange ideas.

Merging and building on AANM’s biennial DIWAN: A Forum for the Arts, NNAAC’s Arab American Summit, and CAAP’s philanthropic leadership, MOVE 2017 will encourage attendees to explore intersectionality in a safe environment that is conducive to networking, discovery and the facilitation of critical conversations on a wide range of issues impacting our community.

Join us as we work to Mobilize, Organize, Vocalize, and Empower Arab Americans.

MOVE 2017 will convene 450 attendees on November 16 – 18, 2017, representing thousands of Arab Americans and other communities from institutions across the United States, for three packed days of programming that will include:

Networking and relationship building

Dialogue and strategy sessions to address the most pressing issues facing the Arab American community and other marginalized groups

Highly regarded and influential keynote speakers, along with over 35 workshop sessions

A fully integrated arts track, themed DIWAN, featuring plenary speakers and workshops discussing major issues in the arts world (and how these issues intersect with advocacy and philanthropy), artistic performances, and events at the Arab American National Museum and the Detroit Institute of Arts

Exhibitors and vendors offering services to help drive social change and selling locally produced products unique to the Detroit area

A packed Detroit experience, including tours and a signature event at the Detroit Institute of Arts

Register now!

Major deadlines:

RFP closes: May 15
Early bird registration rate ends: July 15
Hotel room block reservation deadline: October 30
Registration closes: November 10

 

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