NAAP-Chicago

NAAP-Chicago NAAP is a non-partisan, non-profit, volunteer based organization dedicated to the development of a prosperous and influential Arab-American community connected through our national network.

NAAP-Chicago, Inc. is an IRS tax-exempt 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

NAAP-Chicago, Inc. is an IRS tax-exempt 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Mission: Empowering the Arab-American and local community through social, cultural, professional and political initiatives.

Operating as usual

Join the Chicago Palestine Film Festival with their online film series.
10/03/2020

Join the Chicago Palestine Film Festival with their online film series.

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๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ An experience of solitary imprisionment that goes beyond the walls of a cell.

๐Ÿฏ ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜‚๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€ A Gazan struggles against time after recieving a phone call from the IDF during the 2014 #Gaza War.

๐š‚๐š๐šŠ๐š›๐š๐š’๐š—๐š ๐š๐š‘๐š’๐šœ ๐š‚๐šž๐š—๐š๐šŠ๐šข ๐šŠ๐š ๐Ÿพ:๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ๐™ฒ๐š‚๐šƒ ๐š๐š˜๐š› ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿบ ๐š‘๐š˜๐šž๐š›๐šœ
๐ŸŽŸ๐šœ๐š’๐šœ๐š”๐šŽ๐š•๐š๐š’๐š•๐š–๐šŒ๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐šŽ๐š›.๐š˜๐š›๐š/๐™ฒ๐™ฟ๐™ต๐™ต๐Ÿธ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿถ

Attend PCRF NJ's free Virtual Benefit event this Sunday.
08/20/2020

Attend PCRF NJ's free Virtual Benefit event this Sunday.

Hello PCRF-NJ Friends & Supporters! We hope you are all doing well.

During this time, we understand that for the safety of our community, we cannot hold in-person events. Thatโ€™s why we are hosting a virtual benefit on Sunday, 8/23, which will be hosted on Zoom.

Our NJ chapter is taking on a project of creating a healthcare and dental clinic in Khaldia, Jordan which is located close to Zaatari Refugee Camp. It is the largest camp for both Palestinian and Syrian refugees. The center lacks medical equipment & general resources to provide care to people in the region. Our goal is to provide support through the procurement of much-needed medical equipment and provide professional training to medical staff through PCRF non-surgical missions.

The benefit will be an evening of entertainment and giving back. We will hear from Steve Sosebee, CEO & Founder of PCRF, who will provide exciting updates on PCRFโ€™s recent developments and discuss the upcoming creation of a Healthcare & Dental Clinic in Jordan, which will serve refugees and all communities in need. Additionally, we will hear from Sahar Alrayyes, DDS, who will share her first-hand experience as a dentist providing pediatric dental care through PCRF. The event will feature some of the most talented performers from across the country, including Nina Kharoufeh (comedian), Chris Gazaleh (artist), Tariq Luthun (poet), and Zach Matari (singer/musician).

We ask that you please join us on 8/23! Please register for free at www.pcrf.net/event/nj (clickable link can be found in our profile bio). At this link, please feel free to make a tax-deductible donation to support the creation of this clinic.

Thank you for your support & looking forward to coming together on Sunday evening for this great cause!

Don't miss this amazing movie screening organized by the Syrian American Council Saturday August 22 at 12:30pm CST.Join ...
08/20/2020

Don't miss this amazing movie screening organized by the Syrian American Council Saturday August 22 at 12:30pm CST.

Join them for a virtual screening and conversation about the medical situation in Syria.

About this Event
At 12:30pm CST they will screen the film, The Cave.

At 2:15 pm CST, they will be joined for a discussion by Dr. Amani Ballour, Feras Fayyad, and moderator Wendy Widom.

After that, they will have a presentation from the team at Masks for Idlib.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/syrian-cinema-home-edition-the-cave-tickets-115749099673?fbclid=IwAR0RLFLrzWIa9VnW_dazus8k4hxlEqmK8OJwCrllQKCYwhI_J4HtYJya4WE

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of #Lebanon. ๐Ÿคฒ๐Ÿ™Some Additional Reliable Donation Sources:Lebanese Food Bank...
08/05/2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of #Lebanon. ๐Ÿคฒ๐Ÿ™

Some Additional Reliable Donation Sources:
Lebanese Food Bank: https://donate.lebanesefoodbank.org/?fbclid=IwAR1aKaiiqFyexKPsMUrB5a2Lw_uYKCQnjvu1mtlVHWvB6Z3cToEU6dm276c

Impact Lebanon: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/lebanon-relief?utm_term=WWapAQrzG

Our hearts & prayers are with the people of #Lebanon, & everyone affected by the horrific explosion in Beirut. If you would like to help or donate, please visit the following links, & the ones listed in this post's pics: http://ow.ly/ZbMG50ARLZn
http://ow.ly/wGWE50ARLZf

Chicago Loop Alliance presents: Downtown Futures Series: Resetting the Urban University in a Pandemic WorldThursday, Jul...
07/21/2020

Chicago Loop Alliance presents: Downtown Futures Series: Resetting the Urban University in a Pandemic World
Thursday, July 30, 2020 | 10-11:15 a.m. CDT

https://loopchicago.com/join/member-events/downtown-futures-series/

Join Salma and her colleagues in a webinar about the future of Universities during the Pandemic.

Downtown Chicago is home to more than 20 universities, 15,000 faculty, and as many as 64,000 students; higher education plays a major role in the economic life of the Chicago Loop.

This past March, things began to change. Our local colleges and universities went online seemingly overnight and left their campuses and neighborhoods empty. Fast forward to today, and itโ€™s a full court press to the fall as our local institutions are preparing for students and faculty to return.

What will this fall semester look like, and how will the urban amenity, one of the biggest assets for Chicagoโ€™s higher education community, transform to address a world still facing the realities of a pandemic? What health precautions will be necessary to satisfy parents, students, faculty, and neighborhood residents? What will be the impacts on surrounding Loop retail, entertainment, and food and beverage businesses?

Since 2004, Chicago Loop Alliance has measured the economic impact of universities in the Loop. Weโ€™ve invited our esteemed panelists for a discussion about what that economic impact will look like in the near future and in the long term.

FYI - Tuesday July 21, 12pm ESTMALA (Muslim American Leadership Alliance), is hosting a virtual discussion!Hosted by a d...
07/16/2020

FYI - Tuesday July 21, 12pm EST

MALA (Muslim American Leadership Alliance), is hosting a virtual discussion!

Hosted by a diverse group of panelists, Perspectives on Virtual Learning will focus on new developments, current obstacles, and the future of online educating.

This virtual event will take place on July 21, 12pm EST.

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_McjDT7y_SwKgyyraXEcI4g

FYI - this Friday July 17 at 5pmThe Arab American Action Network is a co-hosting a rally with other Chicago activist gro...
07/16/2020

FYI - this Friday July 17 at 5pm

The Arab American Action Network is a co-hosting a rally with other Chicago activist groups.

The Black, Indigenous Solidarity Rally is a rally aiming to unite Black and Indigenous peoples as they fight to rematriate unceeded lands, fight police brutality, combat climate change, and more.

This rally will take place July 17 at 5pm at Buckingham Fountain. Be safe and wear a mask.

https://www.facebook.com/events/580611602644351/

Tune in to the last film in the Falasteen Film Friday series. This is a great one.
06/18/2020

Tune in to the last film in the Falasteen Film Friday series. This is a great one.

Join us for our Falasteen Film Fridays โœจFinale!โœจ this Friday 8PM CST/ 9PM EST we present THE IDOL, based on the inspiring story of ู…ุญู…ุฏ ุนุณุงู Mohammed Assaf

The film will be preceded by Oscar nominated short film Ave Maria

Make sure to like our page Chicago Palestine Film Festival or RSVP to our event to access at the time of the event! ๐ŸŽฌ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธ

This Friday
06/11/2020

This Friday

This weekโ€™s Falasteen Film Fridays presents The Tower . Join us this Friday at 8PM CST/ 9PM EDT๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŽฌ

A Palestinian girl living in a refugee camp learns about her familyโ€™s history through the stories of elder refugees.

Make sure to like our page Chicago Palestine Film Festival to join Facebook Watch Party at the time of the event!

NAAP-National | Network of Arab-American Professionals
06/05/2020

NAAP-National | Network of Arab-American Professionals

We are proud to co-sign this important statement in solidarity.

Learn. Unite. Act.

Please read the #ArabsforBlackLives Collective statement, add your name, and engage in the actions you can take right now!. http://ow.ly/kS1z50zZsWe

06/05/2020
Chicago Palestine Film Festival

Happening tonight.

Coming up on Falasteen Film Fridays is "Ghost Hunting", followed by a live Q&A with the film's lead actor, Ramzi Maqdisi. Before it starts, we'll be watching Laymun, a touching short animated film about finding beauty even in a war zone.

Be sure to click "Get Reminder" to receive a notification for when the Watch Party starts!

05/29/2020
Chicago Palestine Film Festival

Happening tonight.

Next up on Falasteen Film Fridays is Speed Sisters - The Film, which chronicles the journey of the Middle East's first all-woman race car driving team, followed by a live q&a with its director, Amber Fares.

Be sure to click "Set Reminder" to receive a notification for when the Watch Party starts! ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŽ‰

05/26/2020
Chicago Palestine Film Festival

Join Chicago Palestine Film Festival this Friday at 8pm CST for their weekly watch party.

Next up on Falasteen Film Fridays: A team of Palestinian women juggle life under occupation and being the Arab world's first all-women racing team in this high-octane story, Speed Sisters - The Film. Followed by a Q&A with film director Amber Fares.

Like our page to get a notification for when the Facebook Watch Party starts, this Friday, May 29, at 8PM CST (please note the new time).

Join AAAEA for their Arab Professions End of Summer Picnic.  This is a free event, RSVP is required.Everyone is welcome ...
08/07/2019
AAAEA Chicago Chapter

Join AAAEA for their Arab Professions End of Summer Picnic. This is a free event, RSVP is required.

Everyone is welcome to bring a dish or a desert to share.

We will have score ball and volley ball games and looking for other activities. Suggestions are welcomed. There is also a splash park open for kids.

The Arab American Association of Engineers and Architects (AAAEA) is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious professional organization. It is open to all architects, engineers and computer science professionals and students of Arab heritage residing in the USA.

Say Wallah! #polarvortex
01/30/2019

Say Wallah! #polarvortex

Tomorrow's the day!ational Voter Registration Day! Are you registered to vote? It's an election year and we need to get ...
09/24/2018

Tomorrow's the day!ational Voter Registration Day! Are you registered to vote? It's an election year and we need to get out the vote and get our voices heard! It's not too late. We know our community can make a difference #YallaVote #getoutthevote #GOTV #NVRD

Wishing all of our NAAPers who are celebrating, a blessed Eid!
08/21/2018

Wishing all of our NAAPers who are celebrating, a blessed Eid!

Congrats to Ilhan Omar, the first Somali-American elected to Congress!
08/15/2018

Congrats to Ilhan Omar, the first Somali-American elected to Congress!

Cause the Effect Chicago is proud to participate in this year's Race Against Gun Violence in support of MASK (Mother's A...
06/05/2018
Cause the Effect Chicago 's Fundraiser

Cause the Effect Chicago is proud to participate in this year's Race Against Gun Violence in support of MASK (Mother's Against Senseless Killings). Join the team today by clicking on the link below!

Cause the Effect Chicago is proud to participate in this year's Race Against Gun Violence in support of MASK (Mother's Against Senseless Killings). Founded by Tamar Manasseh, MASK is a 3-year-old group that sits watch and builds community in one of Chicagoโ€™s most violence-plagued neighborhoods.

Thank you for joining us at last nightโ€™s 5th Annual Night of Giving Iftar. With your geneoaity, we were able to raise al...
05/26/2018

Thank you for joining us at last nightโ€™s 5th Annual Night of Giving Iftar. With your geneoaity, we were able to raise almost $16,000 for Islamic Relief USA. A special thanks to Commissioner Bridget Gainer for joining us!

04/11/2018

Hello NAAP'ers! We are looking for a few volunteers to help in planning out the annual Night of Giving Iftar with us this year. If you are interested in helping, please inbox us!

Also, if you have any ideas for events or would like to be part of the board, please let us know your interest!

Happy Easter Sunday! Wishing all those celebrating a #HappyEaster!
04/01/2018

Happy Easter Sunday! Wishing all those celebrating a #HappyEaster!

NAAP-National | Network of Arab-American Professionals
03/16/2018

NAAP-National | Network of Arab-American Professionals

Our thoughts and solidarity with Syrians today commemorating seven years of struggle, hope, mourning and catastrophe.

Art by Tamer Turkmane, "If this dream comes true."

Wishing those who are celebrating a blessed Christmas!
12/26/2017

Wishing those who are celebrating a blessed Christmas!

08/17/2017

Arab American Family Services (AAFS) is hiring! They are seeking individuals with a bachelor's or master's degree in psychology, social work, human services interdisciplinary, criminal justice, and/or communications.

If you are looking for a job and qualified, please email your resume to [email protected].

Best of luck!

07/12/2017
NAAP-National | Network of Arab-American Professionals

#RIP Dr. Shaheen, you will be missed.

We are saddened by the passing of Dr. Jack Shaheen. Author, academic, activist and advocate, Dr. Shaheen dedicated his life to raise awareness about stereotyping of Arabs. His book, Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People, was groundbreaking in highlighting how Arabs and Muslims are depicted in American media and his tireless advocacy spanned decades.

He was an advisor, mentor and trusted figure to many in our community - his smile would literally light up a room. On a special evening in November 2007, as key note speaker at the NAAP National Conference in NYC, he spoke to us about our promise and potential to impact change. Take a listen if you have a few minutes.

Rest in peace Dr. Shaheen, you will be missed.

A big thank you to everyone who attended the Night of Giving on Thursday, June 1st. We were able to raise over $15K than...
06/08/2017
Ramadan 2017

A big thank you to everyone who attended the Night of Giving on Thursday, June 1st. We were able to raise over $15K thanks to generosity of our members. Islamic Relief USA is "a community of humanitariansโ€“staff, volunteers, affiliates, supporters, partners, donorsโ€“who have been working together for a better world for nearly 25 years." If you were not able to attend and would like to donate, please click on the link below and support the work of #IRUSA #NAAPChicago #NightofGiving

Islamic Relief USA is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization (Tax ID# 95-4453134) | CFC# 10194 | Islamic Relief USA ยฉ 2017 | All Rights Reserved

Best wishes for a blessed and healthy Ramadan๐ŸŒ™ #RamadanMubarak #Ramadan2017
05/26/2017

Best wishes for a blessed and healthy Ramadan๐ŸŒ™ #RamadanMubarak #Ramadan2017

Happy Mother's Day to all of the wonderful and beautiful moms out there!
05/15/2017

Happy Mother's Day to all of the wonderful and beautiful moms out there!

Join Prairie Academy in a Night of Comedy, featuring Azhar Usman and Mo Amer!Hosted by Sabeen Sadiq.Proceeds from this e...
05/12/2017

Join Prairie Academy in a Night of Comedy, featuring Azhar Usman and Mo Amer!
Hosted by Sabeen Sadiq.
Proceeds from this event will benefit Prairie Academy. Prairie Academy is committed to developing individuals that are compassionate, curious, and confident global citizens. Our small, nurturing environment supports a solid academic foundation with an emphasis on treating children as responsible and capable learners in an environment that promotes independence, creativity, strong character, and spiritual awareness.
Schedule
7:30PM Doors Open. Food will be available for purchase but will not be allowed in auditorium. There will also be a silent auction.
8:00PM Show Starts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QviPgC3Vmms https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QviPgC3Vmms

For additional information and to purchase tickets, please click on the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/prairie-academys-night-of-comedy-tickets-33233840311

NAAP-Chicago will be participating in the National Arab-American service day on May 13th. We will will partnering up wit...
05/08/2017
Service Day Volunteer Sign Up Sheet

NAAP-Chicago will be participating in the National Arab-American service day on May 13th. We will will partnering up with AAFS (Arab American Family Services). If you would like to participate, please sign up using the link below. We look forward to seeing you there! #GiveBack #ServiceDay #NationalArabAmericanServiceDay #NAASD

The event location will be held at Family Shelter Services *Due to confidentiality, we will be emailing each individual with one of the three locations. You will be signing confidentiality forms, so please be aware that any individual under the age of 18 will be required to have a parent/guardian to...

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There are currently 9 NAAP chapters throughout the U.S. in Washington DC, New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, and Houston. This group was created specifically for NAAP-Boston activities, but all NAAP members are encouraged to join and stay informed of the Boston chapter's news. Please see the discussion board below for updates on chapter events and initiatives! To become a NAAP member, please complete the short membership form at www.naaponline.org/membership. There are no membership fees at this time. Do you want a NAAP chapter in your area? Help start one! Visit www.naaponline.org/newchapter.asp for more information. Help empower our our community! Get involved today!

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Quarantine got you down? Join the Chicago Palestine Film Festival for their new online weekly series, Falasteen Film Fridays! Tune in via FB Watch Party & watch the film with a special appearance by the movie's creators. Follow the FB event for details: https://tinyurl.com/ybzpabps
๐Ÿ“ฃ MAC2019 FINAL FLASH SALE - THIS WEEKEND ONLY โฐWe are just two weeks away from the Muppies Annual Conference in Chicago! For THIS WEEKEND ONLY, you can get your tickets at an unbeatable price. ๐ŸŽŸFlash sale begins Friday, Sept. 6 and will end the evening of Monday, Sept. 9 but only a LIMITED amount of flash sale discounted tickets will be issued. ACT FAST and buy your ticket at www.conference.muppies.org today as this is your last chance to nab these unbeatable prices. Ticket prices will increase Monday evening and will not return. โ‡Member Package: $99 โ‡Nonmember Package: $119 โ‡Student: $65
AMHP Chicago - American Muslim Health Professionals is excited to host its 15-Year Anniversary Benefit Dinner on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 6:00-10:00 PM at Waterford Banquet in Elmhurst, IL. Dr. Shafiq Rab, Chief Information Officer & Senior Vice-President at Rush University Medical Center, and Dr. Mona Siddiqui, MD, MPH, MSE, Chief Data Officer at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). are guest speakers. Comedian Jeremy McLellan will serve as Master of Ceremonies. The dinner will be a great opportunity to network with other professionals and support AMHPโ€™s important work in the areas of professional development, community-based mental health initiatives, and healthcare advocacy for underserved communities. AMHP will be presenting the 2019 Community Service Award to Inner-city Muslim Action Network's Community Health Center. Purchase tickets at amhp.us/events before they sell out!
Salaams Everyone- Muppies Chicago invites you to join us for our annual Iftar on June 7th at Reza's Restaurant. We are featuring a networking session from 7-8pm, followed by Iftar, dinner, and a brief presentation by Islamic Relief. Zabihah food will be served. Purchase TICKETS Here: https://www.picatic.com/event15269920551125. Look forward to seeing you all!
Salaams Everyone- Muppies Chicago invites you to join us for our annual Iftar on June 7th at Reza's Restaurant. We are featuring a networking session from 7-8pm, followed by Iftar, dinner, and a brief presentation by Islamic Relief. Zabihah food will be served. Purchase TICKETS Here: https://www.picatic.com/event15269920551125. Look forward to seeing you all!
Please join Muppies, Open, DIC and American Muslim Health Professionals on Saturday 4/21/18 for a fireside chat on healthcare and artificial intelligence.
Looking for an Arab-American company that does people-moving on the North Side of Chicago. Any limo services or drivers of small bus or large van who could be contracted for a regular pick-up of children for an after-school program? Thanks for any referrals you can offer. Shukran. Roxane
Become an official sponsor of American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP)โ€™s Benefit Dinner and get perks for your own organization! This event is a great opportunity for your business/organization to reach a target audience of healthcare professionals in the Chicagoland area. As an official sponsor of this event, you will receive promotion through our various social media platforms reaching over numerous active and engaged subscribers as well as multiple forms of acknowledgment at the event itself. Don't miss out on this opportunity to support our cause as well as promote your own organization! For details regarding our sponsorship packages, visit http://bit.ly/2xOmhtV If you are interested in a sponsorship opportunity, please reach out to Shamaila Usmani at [email protected] Deadline: Monday, October 9, 2017 Don't miss out on the opportunity to meet Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, dubbed the "New Obama" by The Guardian, and experience an engaging musical performance by Zeshan B. Purchase your tickets before they sell out at www.amhp.us/dinner
Not only is the AMHP Benefit Dinner a great way to network with other professionals, but it'll be an evening filled with entertainment. AMHP is excited to have Zeshan B. as the musical performer at the Dinner this October! Chicago native and born to Muslim immigrants, Zeshanโ€™s music reflects and brings together his dual identity. As an eclectic musician, he brings to life a fusion of soul, blues, R&B, along with South Asian styles. Zeshan has sold out shows all across the U.S., UK, Italy and India. He also had the honor of being invited by President Obama and performing at the White House for Eid. See Zeshan B. here as he was featured on the Stephen Colbert show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zVHk35XynI For more information and tickets visit http://www.amhp.us/dinner/
ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has an opening for a Fundraising Event Specialist in the Chicago metro area. Apply or refer a friend today!
Chicago area attorneys: Please join for the National Association of Muslim Lawyers Annual conference in Chicago this October! Please also forward to your Muslim attorney friends across the US. And, be sure to become a NAML member if you haven't already. If you make it to the conference, be sure to let me know so we can connect! Conference info available here: