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Apr 13 2022

Arab/MENA Mindfulness Research Study

Wellness Series

April 13 - 19, 2022

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Blue flier with text in white. At the center are large words in Arabic with a white circle under it and logos of the Center and the University in white on the bottom right.

Join us for a workshop and focus group discussions to learn mindfulness skills and provide your feedback on mindfulness as a strategy for managing stress.

You qualify if:

  • you identity as Arab/Middle Eastern and North African (MENA)
  • You are 18-65 years old
  • you speak and understand English without an interpreter

Sessions to choose from:

  • April 13, 4-6 pm
  • April 15 10-12 pm
  • April 19 1-3 pm

Participants will be compensated $25 electronic gift card.

Andrea Haidar is a licensed clinical social worker and a doctoral student in clinical psychology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her work is focused on increasing the accessibility of mental health services within culturally diverse communities and she is particularly interested in trauma-informed care and mindfulness. Andrea’s research interests are informed by her applied experience working with immigrants, refugees in the U.S. and in Jordan, and individuals from racial and ethnic minority backgrounds. She previously worked as a therapist at the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN), providing services in English, Spanish, and Arabic. Andrea holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Chicago, where she also completed her undergraduate studies in sociology. Andrea is a recipient of national awards including the Truman Scholarship, the Fulbright Scholarship, and the Critical Language Scholarship.

To register, email Lead Researcher, Andrea Haidar at


Arab American Cultural Center

Date posted

Apr 6, 2022

Date updated

Apr 6, 2022