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Record #: R2022-532   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 4/27/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 4/27/2022
Title: Celebration of Arab-American Heritage Month
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E. , Osterman, Harry, Hopkins, Brian , Coleman, Stephanie D. , Taliaferro, Chris, Dowell, Pat, Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, Sigcho-Lopez, Byron, Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Vasquez, Jr., Andre, Quinn, Marty, Reboyras, Ariel, Hadden, Maria E. , King, Sophia D., Rodriguez, Michael D., Cardenas, George A., Mitts, Emma, Hairston, Leslie A., Nugent, Samantha , La Spata, Daniel
Attachments: 1. R2022-532.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
LORI E. LIGHTFOOT
MAYOR

April 27, 2022










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

I transmit herewith, together with Aldermen Osterman, Hopkins, Coleman, Taliaferro, Dowell, Ramirez-Rosa, Sigcho-Lopez, Sadlowski-Garza, Vasquez, Quinn, Reboyras, Hadden, King, Rodriguez, Cardenas, Mitts, Hairston, Nugent and La Spata, a resolution celebrating Arab American Heritage month.

Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.


Very truly yours.

RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, From April 1 through April 30 each year, the United States celebrates Arab American Heritage Month; and
WHEREAS, Arab Americans are part of the fabric of Chicago, and have played an important role in shaping, advancing, and enriching this City with their rich cultures, traditions, and histories; and
WHEREAS, In the middle of the twentieth century, Arab Americans established communities in the Chicago Lawn and Gage Park community areas, and those neighborhoods, along with many others, remain home to thriving Arab American populations; and
WHEREAS, Arab Americans now have a significant presence throughout the City of Chicago, Cook County, and the State of Illinois; and
WHEREAS, The United States Census Bureau reports that the statewide Arab American population is close to 143,000, although experts estimate that this number is likely significantly lower than the actual number of Arab Americans residing in Illinois; and
WHEREAS, During Arab American Heritage Month, it is imperative to increase awareness about key issues and priorities within the Arab American community and combat harmful stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination; and
WHEREAS, Arab Americans have made innumerable contributions to academia, business, medicine, government, arts and sciences, and social justice, making our City a better place to live; and
WHEREAS, The City of Chicago is deeply enriched by the diversity of its residents, and the C...

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