Art & Culture


In a world where perception forms your worldly views, from stereotypical attitudes towards certain groups of people to general knowledge of religion and politics, being an ambassador for a cause has never been more important. Sports has served as the most befitting vehicle to inform society on what is acceptable and what is not.

From hijabi athletes who are breaking stereotypes of women pursuing sports to international soccer superstars who are changing perceptions of Arabs in non-Arab countries, this panel will focus on the power of Arab athletes in advancing social change.

Arabs today are facing one seemingly inevitable trend—a loss of connection to the Arabic language. This panel will delve deep into the “Arabic Language Crisis” in order to dissect what is fueling this trend, and how much of a threat it poses to the preservation of our culture in future generations.

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