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Arab Indianapolis: A Hidden History

March 28 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

ICMEP is delighted to host Edward Curtis for a fascinating look into a new chapter in the diverse history of central Indiana, IUPUI Professor Edward Curtis’s film explores the first Arabic-speaking neighborhood in Indianapolis, the founding of St. George Church in the 1920s, the establishment of a prominent Arab American business on Monument circle, the service of Arab Americans in World War II, the  election of Arab Americans to political offices in the Indiana Capitol, the contributions of Arab Americans to medicine since the 1920s, and the influence of Arab American food on menus across the city. 

Please Note:

This event is happening at a time and location that are different from our norm. Join us in the morning at Amistad Cristiana, at 1701 Capitol Avenue in Fort Wayne. The film will start at 9:30am; discussion with Edward will begin at 11:15am.

Partially sponsored by a grant from Indiana Humanities. 

Free, open to the public. 

Indiana Center for Middle East Peace

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Amistad Cristiana Church

1701 Capitol Ave.
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46806 United States

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