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Arab American Arts Program Honored at White House

Arab American News, News report, Posted: Nov 19, 2008


WASHINGTON, D.C. SURA Arts Academy, an Arab American National Museum (AANM http://www.arabamericanmuseum.org/) youth photography program in Dearborn was was one of 15 U.S. based youth arts and humanities organizations to receive the 10th Annual Coming Up Taller Award, reports the Arab American News. AANM Assistant Director Celine Taminian and SURA student Camille Charara accepted their award at a White House ceremony on Friday. SURA, Arabic for picture, teaches digital photography and strengthens students' cultural awareness of various ethnic communities.

This, said Adair Margo, Chairman of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) helps them appreciate the values of diversity and tolerance" while giving young photographers "an opportunity to share the most meaningful aspects of their lives." Coming Up Taller is an initiative of PCAH and approximately 320 organizations were nominated for this year's awards.


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