Media

Featured on LeaderStories

January 26, 2018 Media, Work

Proud to see my journey and work profiled by American Express Leadership Academy in the new LeaderStories video. This video was created as part of my NGen Fellowship with Independent Sector.

Interview with the Museum Archipelago podcast

August 31, 2017 Media

I recently had the chance to speak with Ian Elsner, host of the podcast Museum Archipelago, about the work of the Arab American National Museum. Museum Archipelago is an “audio guide through the landscape of museums.” Our conversation, featured on episode 26, is now live.

Interview with Carol Bossert of The Museum Life

January 16, 2017 Media, Museums

Last Friday I had the pleasure of speaking with Carol Bossert, host of the show The Museum Life, about the Arab American National Museum. It was big fun. Take a listen to the show!

Interview with Monocle’s The Urbanist

November 18, 2016 Media, Work

One of the many great things about attending CityLab 2016 in Miami was the opportunity to speak with inspiring and talented leaders from across various professional fields. This included conversations with some great journalists, including the one I had with Megan Billings, Deputy Bureau Chief at Monocle. I’m a big fan of Monocle magazine and I enjoyed speaking with Ms. Billings about the work of the Arab American National Museum. The interview was published by Monocle’s The Urbanist podcast (episodeRead More

Concert of Colors, showcasing diversity in the D

July 20, 2016 Media

Thanks to Malcolm Maddox and WXYZ-TV Detroit for allowing me some time to discuss the 2016 Concert of Colors.

Featured in Hour Detroit Magazine

June 11, 2015 Media, Museums, Work

The Arab American National Museum was featured in the June 2015 edition of Hour Detroit. There’s a nice article on the museum’s tenth anniversary. Creating Conversations: For 10 years, Dearborn’s Arab American National Museum has been telling the community’s unique stories “It makes you optimistic about the future for this institution, no matter who is here,” Akmon says. “It’s our goal to continue to contribute and to continue to mold it to that next shape.”

Selfies Not Selfies

April 23, 2015 Media

I was digging through the AANM Flickr photostream and rediscovered a bunch of old photos of me. Having worked behind the camera for a fair amount of time, I’m still not entirely comfortable being in front of the lens. Here’s a quick photo dump of some of the more tolerable images. There’s plenty more that I wish would just disappear.

AANM’s Anniversary Featured in Metromode

March 19, 2015 Media, Museums

Thanks to Aaron Mondry and Metromode Media for the coverage of the Arab American National Museum’s upcoming tenth anniversary. Dearborn, Mich. has the highest concentration of Arab Americans in the United States. The Arab American News, the largest and oldest Arab American newspaper in the country, is published there. The city’s police chief, Ronald Haddad, is Arab American. Without question, Dearborn is the center of Arab American culture. It’s no surprise, then, that the preeminent museum dedicated to documenting andRead More

Almost Famous

April 2, 2014 Media, Work

Big ups to Eastern Michigan University for featuring me in the I am TRUEMU alumni campaign. Glad to see those grad school dollars are paying off! Brand new TRUEMU light-post banners are going up around campus. There will be 100 banners featuring 62 alumni. Each EMU alumni choose an individual power statement and photo showcasing their success and career post graduation. This next phase of the TRUEMU marketing campaign, follows faculty and student campaigns.  

Detroit Resurgent

November 7, 2013 Media, Work

Late last year I had the honor of being photographed by the noted French photographer Gilles Perrin for an exhibit called Detroit Resurgent. I am humbled and honored to be included in this exhibit, which is on display at the MSU Museum through January 2014. The exhibition will travel to Detroit and will be hosted at the MSU Detroit Center from May-December 2014. Here’s more on the exhibition: Detroit Resurgent is an exhibition that runs from September 8, 2013 throughRead More