Tue03Mar2009(A multi-cultural day at Schroeder Elementary School in Troy).
ASACA sponsored the Arab Nations’ table at Schroeder World Tour 2009.
(A multi-cultural day at Schroeder Elementary School in Troy, MI).
Arabic souvenirs of students' names handwritten on decorative mosaic signs and 480 world maps were provided. A folkloric fashion show from 5 Arab countries and a table full of Arabic artifacts information boards were also part of the event.
Mon23Mar2009East Hills Middle School’s First Multi-Cultural Day, in Bloomfield Hills.
Sat14Nov2009Royal Park Hotel
ASACA Produced “Arab Detroit”, a 30-minute program which aired on Detroit Public Television for the first time in January of 2010. The program explores all aspects of the local Arab American community.
The Arab American community is a vital and thriving community. The stories told are often quite different from those that are seen on the local news in short bursts. Too often negative stereotypes send misleading and inaccurate images about Arab Americans and Muslims in the media.
The attending guests were the first to view “Arab Detroit”. ASACA is proud to produce this TV Special which fulfills our mission of education and culture.
WTVS Detroit Public Television is the viewer-supported PBS member station serving the nation’s 11th largest television market.
ASACA 12th Annual Banquet – Nov 6, 2010
ASACA started a new traditon at the Annual Banquet of presenting a well deserving community member with ASACA’s Award for Community Leadership. The first recipient was Mr. Nicola Antakli, a Syrian entrepreneur, for his long history of serving the community and building bridges between Syria and the US. Mr. Antakli's son and daughter accepted the award on his behalf.
ASACA was presented with an acknowledgement award from the National Network for Arab American Communities, NNAAC, at its annual Leadership Conference in October 1, 2011, in appreciation of the work ASACA is doing on the local and national level. In addition, Mrs. Hoda Succar, ASACA’s past president, was awarded the Spirit of Service Award in recognition of her significant contributions in the area of social and cultural services.
ASACA Night of Unity, Dec 3, 2011
200 guests from the Syrian community and their friends in south east Michigan got together, united by their love of Syria. Dr. Edward O’Malley, was the recipient of ASACA’s Award for Community leadership in recognition of his charitable work in Syria via ORBIS-The Flying Eye Hospital. A beautiful slide show about Syria, along with the great company and the excellent food were all part of this amazing evening.
Banquet 2013/Fundraiser for Syria
ASACA’s 14th Annual Banquet, February 2nd, 2013. The banquet goal was to raise money to help displaced Syrians inside and out side the country, in refugee camps. The fundraiser generated $94,200. Donations were sent to the following organizations according to the donors' wishes : UNICEF, Life for Relief and Development, Questscope, and Marist Brothers . Funds were sent to these organizations through The Center for Arab American Philanthropy(CAAP). CAAP donated $20,000 separately to the listed 4 organizations. See CAAP letters for ASACA fund disbursements.
Our thanks to everyone who donated time, services and money to make this event a great success.
Dr. Anan Ameri, Director of the Arab American National Museum was the recipient of ASACA’s Award for Community Leadership. Here are some event photos. For much more photos see our February 2013 posts at ASACA Facebook page.
Sat07Dec20138:00 pmSeaholm High School, Birmingham, MI
The Michigan Arab Orchestra-Takht Ensemble under the direction of Michael Ibrahim and featured vocalists Usama Baalbaki and Ghada Derbas mesmerized our guests with an array of beautiful classic Arabic and Syrian songs and music. It was a real night of Tarab Sharki Aseel that brought every one back to dear memories from the Motherland.
Our immense appreciation to the event sponsors and volunteers.
here are few pictures from that magical night.
Sun10May20151:00 pmThe Townsend Hotel 100 Townsend St, Birmingham, MI 48009
Mother’s Day Lunch
Sunday, May 10, 2015 from 1:00-4:00pm at The Townsend Hotel.
A big heartfelt Thank You to all our guests who celebrated Mother's Day with us. Your family photos will be mailed to you directly.
Sat15Aug20156:30 pmForest Lake Country Club-Bloomfield Hills, MI
ASACA Banquet 2015 raised funds for JUSOOR' s project "100 Syrian Women". The banquet took place on Saturday, August 15, 2015.
ASACA partnered with JUSOOR and the Institute of International Education to offer 100 Syrian women scholarships to US universities.
Our guests enjoyed an evening of art, culture and charity dedicated to Syrian women. The program included a Live Auction followed by a divine performance by the talented violinist Mariela Shaker, a JUSOOR scholarship recipient her self. And listen to testimonies from JUSOOR representatives. The evening concluded by the music and voice of singer Shadi Ranjous.
Sun31Jan20164:30 pmTroy Community Center, room 304
ASACA hosted 8 National and local organizations working on the ground to help the refugees. The panel presented important data and information about the Refugee Resettlement program, and discussed in details the Syrian refugees status since 2013. They answered questions, separated facts from misconceptions and provided interested volunteers with direct tools to help. Over 120 people attended. Here is the 7 parts video and some event photos. Thank you for watching, sharing and supporting this important humanitarian cause.Informational Meeting about the Syrian Refugees in the USyoutube.comInformational Meeting about the Syrian Refugees in the USyoutube.com
- Facilitator: The American Syrian Arab Cultural Association (ASACA).
- Resettlement Agency: Lutheran Social Services of Michigan (LSSM), Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM), U. S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), Bethany Christian Services.
- National Organization : The American Red Cross.
- Local Organization : Syrian American Rescue Network (SARN), Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS), Arab American and Chaldean Council (ACC).
Program: Panel presentation, refugee testimony, Q & A session, organization booth.
Sun08May20161:00 pmTownsend Hotel, Birmingham, MI
A big heartfelt Thank You to everyone who celebrated this special event with us. For more information about the favors we gave to our precious moms and to learn about the work Karam Foundation is doing to help the Syrian people please visit their website.
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