A set of spices

Eating out used to be a delicacy. I once longed for the rare weekends when my family would go out to a restaurant like Olive Garden or even a fast food chain like Taco Bell. I shake my head when I remember how I once gagged at the food my mom spent hours preparing for us.


Dearborn, Michigan is the epicenter of Muslim/Arab American culture. It is a microcosm of the Middle East with people from every Arab country (i.e. Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine, Syria, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, etc).


Three-generations impacted by three words: The American Dream.

Haleemah Aqel

My name is Haleemah Aqel. I am a graduate of the class of 2018. I am a Palestinian Muslim American woman. I serve as the current program coordinator at the Program on Intergroup Relations. I am one of the founders of the Islamophobia Working Group.

Is that how they see me?
If Beale Street Could Talk

I am a person who has always valued traditions, and my movie theater rituals are no different. Every time I go, I order a box of Bunch-A-Crunch and a medium drink. If possible, I always try to select a seat that is smack dab in the middle of the theatre.

As it is

As an art student, I have been trained to draw the self-portraits countless times. Like any skills, there are certain steps and guidelines in learning.

The organization's flyer

This upcoming week on March 28th, the Neutral Zone is going to be doing a final culminating event which focuses on discussion about what it means to be a citizen in one's country.