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MENA Student Association

mena-student-association.jpgThe MENA Student Association was founded in the Spring last year to provide community and an inclusive, safe space for the many MENA students on campus. The goal of the student group is to celebrate what MENA students have in common but also to show respect for the distinctions between the various MENA cultures.  Through the  events the group organizes, they want to foreground the importance of individual traditions and cultures within the region:  bonfires, cooking events, brunch, game night, Dabke dance, and poetry readings are just a few of the events to highlight religious and cultural identities under the MENA umbrella. The MENA Languages Program often co-sponsors and co-organizes events with the MENA Student Association.  Below is a list of articles and videos highlighting the impressive array of events.

The MENA Student Association was in the national news lately, when CBS News featured the Association during Arab-American Heritage Month: 

This article was published on the CBS News webpage on April 29, 2022:

Northwestern University MENA student association works to help remind students of Arab American Heritage Month

This article was published under Patabook News on April 30, 2022: 

Northwestern University MENA student association works to help remind students of Arab American Heritage Month

The MENA Student Association was founded with the aim to foster a community of MENA students on campus. This article was published in the Daily Northwestern on

MENA Student Association builds community in first year on campus

This article was published in the Daily Northwestern on

MENA Student Association leads efforts to increase MENA visibility on campus

Northwestern’s MENA Student Association hosted its first ever poetry night titled “Arab Expressions." The event featured musical performances of the oud and live readings of Arabic poems in either their original or translated form. The article was published in the Daily Northwestern on  :

Arab Expressions highlights Arabic poetry and music in Arab Heritage Month

The video was published in the Daily Northwestern on  :  

 Contact   MENA Student Association President and Weinberg sophomore Sara Ibrahim with questions or sign the petition at the link below to show your support:

MENA Students Need More Representation at Northwestern

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