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St. George Event

The Arab and Muslim Women’s Research and Resource Institute and the Department of Foreign Languages at Marquette University held an important informative event that took place at St. George Syrian Melkite Church, located at 1617 W. State Street on Sunday November 14th from 12:30-2:30. A group of Dr. Enaya Othman’s outstanding Marquette students talked about their work documenting the contribution of the Arab community in Milwaukee through oral interviews. The students highlighted and acknowledged the central place St. George Syrian Church played in the lives of the Arab-Christian community since 1917. They told the audience different stories of Arab Immigrants and their experiences facing and overcoming misconception and prejudices as well as the ways they developed to get integrated into American society. Also, the students spoke about the ways these immigrants use to help them keep connected to Arab culture and homeland.