NOV. 16-18
Dearborn Inn
Dearborn, MI   



An Arab American Summit to Advance Social Change



Powered by ACCESS

Made possible by:
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (Title Funder)
The Kresge Foundation (Presenting Funder)


MOVE 2017 is a first-of-its-kind national gathering that will provide space for artists, activists, scholars, philanthropists, organizations and others from the Arab American community to connect, learn and exchange ideas. MOVE 2017, produced by ACCESS 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) – will Mobilize, Organize, Vocalize, and Empower attendees as they explore intersectionality in a safe environment and have critical conversations about a wide range of issues impacting Arab Americans. 

DIWAN7 is now part of MOVE 2017. For a full conference schedule, click here. To register, click here





Major deadlines:


    • Early bird registration rate ends: September 30
    • Hotel room block reservation deadline: October 30
    • Registration closes: November 13



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