CommuniTEA in Arabic is a podcast show sponsored by Lipton Yellow Label that highlights stories of highly achieving Arab immigrants in North America.
The second season will continue to inspire the next generation of immigrants and leave a positive footprint in the Arab community in North America with an even larger impact. Episodes will revolve around conversations that will empower, inspire and motivate.
Vote for your favorite speaker. The winner will receive a $10,000 grant from our Sponsor Lipton Yellow Label to support their inspiring mission in creating a positive impact on the community.
The first season highlights the stories of nine inspiring guests of Arab origin who left a positive impact on their community through their professional and/or volunteer work. Guest-speakers featured in this season include academics, doctors, architects, entrepreneurs and more.
Anwar Jebran; Co-host
Born and raised in Damascus, Syria, Anwar immigrated to Chicago after graduating from Damascus University Medical school. He completed his residency in Chicago in 2020 and pursued a career as a Doctor of Internal Medicine.
Malek Abdulsamad; Co-host
Born and raised in Damascus, Syria, Malek immigrated to New York after graduating from Damascus University Architecture school. In 2012, Malek moved to Chicago to earn his Masters’ Degree in Urban Planning and Public Policy at UIC and he has been working in Commercial Real Estate since graduating in 2013.
Malek and Anwar met in middle school in Damascus and reunited in Chicago. In 2016, they founded Arabic Media Company with a mission to bring Chicago news into focus in Arabic. Since then, they expanded to cover New York, LA, Montreal and other major cities.