Advisory Board Member
My name is George Harb: I am a second generation Palestinian American. I was born and raised in Cleveland, OH, and I am blessed to call this amazing city my home. I am a Cleveland State University Alumni, graduating in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations. I am a Community Historian at the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, where I collect and document the Oral Histories of Arab Americans for the museum’s oral history project and archive. I also am a Curator of the Ramallah Preservation Project, which is a cultural subcommittee of the American Federation of Ramallah, Palestine that documents and preserves the roots of the original Ramallah families. Outside of work, I am Co-Founder of my own small business, BALADY, where I sell stickers.
Growing up it was hard for me to understand that I had come from such a beautiful culture, history, and heritage, as an Arab American, but as I became older, these same factors became crucial in who I am today. I was blessed to be born in the United States, the land of opportunity, where anything could be possible with strong faith and hard work. Coming from the Palestinian community, the odds have always been against us, yet we thrive and persevere, which always made me work even harder. In being a board member of the AAC, I hope to bring these very same values to the table in helping the Arab American community unite and grow together.