ACTION ALERT : SFUSD is not allowing Arab youth programming in schools!

ACTION ALERT : SFUSD is not allowing Arab youth programming in schools!

Mobilize to Board of Education Meeting on May 8th

Stand up against racist attacks and support San Francisco Arab youth.
#SupportSFArabYouth

As many of you know, the Arab Resource and Organizing Center is the only community-based Arab organization working in San Francisco public schools, providing critical language and cultural programming for Arab youth across the city. For ten years AROC has run programming in multiple middle and high schools in San Francisco, and has rigorously supported Arab and Muslim families in the academic and social achievements of their children. Despite a positive assessment of our work by San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) staff and overwhelming support from the community, for the last 3 years AROC has not been allowed to work within SFUSD schools due to pressure from racist organizations.

Call, email, and tweet the SF Board of Education to demand that they allow AROC to continue Arab youth programming in SF schools! As anti-Arab and Islamophobic attacks against Arab families intensify, let’s stand strong in support of our critical community-based work in our schools.

Click here to learn more about the long history of JCRC targeting local community-based organizations, particularly those led by people color, when they express solidarity with Palestine.

Join us at the next Board of Education Meeting
Tuesday, May 8th
555 Franklin Street, First Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
@6:00pm
Join us to demand that Arab youth programming continues in SF Schools.


Call the Superintendent:

Name: Vincent Matthews
Phone Number: (415) 241-6121

Phone Script:
I’m calling to ask that you renew the MOU with AROC before the end of the school year so they can continue to provide culturally relevant education for San Francisco students. The MOU has been pending for over 3 years and now more than ever, we must guarantee the right of Arab youth to see themselves reflected in their curriculum and to feel supported and empowered by the San Francisco school system.

Email the Board of Education Members and the Superintendent

Email Addresses: ShamannWalton@sfusd.edu,
hydra.Mendoza@sfusd.edu,StevonCook@sfusd.edu,
MattHaney@sfusd.eduEmilyMurase@sfusd.edu,RachelNorton@sfusd.edu,
MarkSanchez@sfusd.edu
matthewsv@sfusd.edu

Email Script:
I’m writing to ask that you renew the MOU with AROC before the end of the school year so they can continue to provide culturally relevant education for San Francisco students. The MOU has been pending for over 3 years and now more than ever, we must guarantee the right of Arab youth to see themselves reflected in their curriculum and to feel supported and empowered by the San Francisco school system.


Tweet the Board of Education Members

Tweet Script:  
@(    ), @SFUnified must stand with Arabs & Muslims against racist attacks and allow youth programming. Renew the MOU w/ @AROCBAYAREA #SupportSFArabYouth

Ms. Hydra Mendoza-McDonnell, President
@HydraMendoza

Mr. Stevon Cook, Vice-President
@StevonCook

Mr. Shamann Walton,  Commissioner
@shamannwalton

Mr. Matt Haney, Commissioner
@MattHaneySF

Ms. Rachel Norton, Commissioner
@rpnorton

Mr. Vincent Matthews, Superintendent
@SFUSD_Supe