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Literacy volunteers in Metro Detroit help break down language barriers

April 21, 2014

Nearly half of Michigan’s adults — 44 percent — have minimal literacy skills, no greater than those necessary to perform simple, everyday activities, according to the Michigan League for Human Services. Those numbers are even higher in Detroit, according to Reading Works, an organization of diverse leaders from the business, education, media, civic and faith communities that is dedicated to boosting adult literacy in Metro Detroit.

Striking museum exhibits reveal everyday life and sacred images

March 13, 2014

Two shows at the Arab American National Museum cry out for eyes and interest.

The exhibit of black-and-white photographs in “Ordinary Lives” on the museum’s lower level are striking, while the paintings and mosaics in “Sacred Scenes: Icons of the Orthodox Church,” which features the contemporary work of one of the world’s foremost iconographers, are likely to not only impress but amuse.

Palestinian filmmaker kicks off Arab Film Festival

March 7, 2014

“When I Saw You,” a coming-of-age story from Palestinian filmmaker Annemarie Jacir, opens the 2014 Arab Film Festival at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor.

Santa visits Salina Elementary School, delivers gifts to 900 children

December 20, 2013

Inside a Dearborn public school this morning, Santa Claus waved to the eager kids awaiting to receive presents from him.

Reception honors Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson

December 2, 2013
Wayne State University President Dr. M. Roy Wilson.

Dr. M. Roy Wilson, Wayne State University’s 12th president, was the guest of honor Dec. 2 at a reception hosted by ACCESS at the Arab American National Museum (AANM) in Dearborn.