Keynote speaker is AANM’s new director, Dr. Diana Abouali
DEARBORN – The Dearborn Community Arts Council will hold its re-scheduled First Lady’s Tea fundraiser at 1 p.m. June 23 at the Dearborn Hills Golf Course, 1300 S. Telegraph. The event was postponed due to flooding earlier this year.
Tickets are on sale.
Reservations are required. Tickets are $40 each or a discounted price of $280 for a table of eight. They can be purchased at the box office at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave., which is open from noon to 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.
Reservations can be made by calling 313-943-3095; online at dcacarts.org; or by sending a check made out to the Dearborn Community Arts Council to 15801 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48126, ATTN: FLT.
The nonprofit DCAC operates the Padzieski Art Gallery at the Ford Center, promotes the arts and arts organizations in the Dearborn area, and offers a variety of community arts programs.
Dearborn’s first lady, Christina O’Reilly, announced the keynote speaker will be the new Arab American National Museum director, Diana Abouali. O’Reilly invited Abouali to speak because of the wide range of significant international educational leadership experiences she brings to the AANM.
The First Lady’s Tea fundraiser and luncheon offers an assortment of fine teas and foods, scones and assorted desserts. Guests also enjoy the silent auction and opportunities to win Teatime Treasure raffle prizes.
Another highlight is strolling and viewing the individually decorated tea tables, each with a different theme.
A highlight is viewing the individually decorated tea tables, each with a different theme.
This year, the Dearborn Historical Museum will display information about influential women in the city’s history in celebration of Dearborn’s 90th birthday.
The First Lady’s Tea fundraiser is presented with the support of signature sponsor Maram Alaiwat, partner, New York Life Greater Detroit, and other donors.
For more information, go to www.dcacarts.org or call the DCAC at 313-943-3095.
More about Diana Abouali:
Recently appointed Arab American National Museum director, Diana Abouali, began work on April 1 leading the museum in delivering on its mission of telling the story of Arab Americans. Abouali brings a deep educational background and a wide range of significant experience to the role. Born in Toronto, Canada, to Palestinian parents, Abouali completed her primary and secondary education in Kuwait; earned a Bachelor of Arts from Wellesley College; and received her Master of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies and a doctorate in History and Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University. She taught for 22 years at Dartmouth College before moving overseas where she has held a variety of roles in research and education in Palestine and Jordan.