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Victory for Arabs and Muslims at SFO!

VICTORY FOR ARABS AND MUSLIMS AT SFO February 2, 2017 Community Self Defense at SFO Our communities fight for self determination. And this past weekend we actualized it. This past Sunday, ten thousand people joined alongside the leadership of AROC,
AROC is hiring!

AROC is hiring!

AROC is hiring for a community outreach coordinator. We are eager to add more capacity to our organization, particularly at this political moment. Please spread the word.  JOB DESCRIPTION COMMUNITY OUTREACH COORDINATOR Position:           Full Time Community Outreach Coordinator Salary:            $43-45,000

Resisting the New Muslim Ban

Posted March 4, 2017 / lara

Resisting the New Muslim Ban March 16th at 4pm in SF In the wake of Trump announcing his latest version of the “Muslim Ban,” targeting Arabs, Africans, South and West Asians from Iran, Yemen, Syria, Sudan, Libya and Somalia, the

Call to Action from Arab Youth

AROC Youth Reflect on Militarization, Zionism and Repression Interview with AYO youth leaders, Nora Abedelal and Nour Bouhassoun Nora Abedelal and Nour Bouhassoun What are your thoughts on this moment of ongoing attacks on Arabs and Muslims, targeting of Palestinian

عملنا يتزايد ونحن بحاجة الى دعم مجتمعنا

Posted December 8, 2015 / lara

عملنا يتزايد ونحن بحاجة الى دعم مجتمعنا، كل الشكر لكرمكم الذي جعل عملنا هذا ممكناً مما لا شك فيه بأن هذه السنة تخللها العديد من الصعوبات، لكن في الوقت ذاته كانت ايضاً سنة مفعمة بالنشاطات مليئة بالانتصارات لكل الناس التى

2015 in review: Our Community in Action

Posted December 6, 2015 / lara

2015: Our work speaks for itself. Our community stands together. 2015 has been a difficult yet powerful year for us alongside people all across the world struggling for justice. At the Arab Resource & Organizing Center (AROC) we feel grateful

Support the People of Yemen

Posted May 22, 2015 / lara

دعم شعب اليمن وقفنا مساندةً للشعوب العربيّة التي نهضت في عام ٢٠١١ ضدّ الديكتاتوريّات الظالمة وضدّ الفقر والفساد والدمار الناتج عن السياسات النيوليبراليّة والحروب الإمبرياليّة. كما وقفنا مع الشعب اليمني ضدّ الديكتاتور علي عبدالله صالح الذي وظّف اهتمام الولايات الأمريكيّة

Open Letter to Chancellor Katehi of UC Davis

Posted February 5, 2015 / lara

Dear Chancellor Katehi, We are writing to express our support for the Associated Students of UC Davis divestment resolution that passed last Thursday night, and our dismay at your administration’s public condemnation of it. UC Davis now joins the majority

Community Support of UAW Divestment Resolution

Posted November 24, 2014 / lara

The Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC) stands in solidarity with all workers struggling for justice and supports the workers of UAW and their divestment resolution, and we call on our allies and community to do the same. 

Support AROC Today!

Posted November 19, 2014 / lara

Dear AROC Community, We have stopped the largest Israeli shipping line from coming to California indefinitely. We blocked the boat. We challenged state violence and stopped local and federal law enforcement from coming to Oakland to work with international security

AROC 2014 Voter Guide

Posted October 31, 2014 / lara

Get out and vote! November 4, 2014 The Arab Resource and Organizing Center encourages all registered voters to go to the polls. We recognize that many in our community are denied their voting rights, including non-citizens, youth, and people in
We Blocked the Boat!!

We Blocked the Boat!!

August 17, 2014 On August 17th, 2014 Palestine was once again victorious in Oakland, California! For the second day in a row the Bay Area community held off the Israeli Zim ship from unloading at the Port. Thousands of people

All out for Palestine! Sunday!

Posted July 17, 2014 / lara

Israel has announced a ground invasion of Gaza!! All out for Palestine!! Sunday, July 20th 3pm Ferry Building, San Francisco (Embarcadero Bart) Within the past couple weeks the illegal, terrorist, and apartheid state of Israel have killed over 230 Palestinians

San Francisco Says No to Zionism

Posted July 14, 2014 / lara

AYO: the Arab Youth Organization of AROC outraged by the recent attacks on the Palestinian people called for the demonstration last Saturday to demand an end to US aid to Israel and an end to the Zionist rule over Palestine.

Arab Youth Institute: Apply Now

Posted July 8, 2014 / lara

Sajjil Ana Arabi!: Arab Youth on Record! Calling all Bay Area Arab youth!! Are you interested in becoming a leader within your community? Want to learn the basic skills to organize around issues that impact you and others like you?
Leaders of Muslim Community Speak Out for TRAYVON 2

Leaders of Muslim Community Speak Out for TRAYVON 2

Posted June 13, 2014 / lara

LEADERS OF MUSLIM COMMUNITY SPEAK OUT FOR THE TRAYVON 2 As members of the Bay Area Muslim community and the larger ummah, we are deeply concerned about the the serious and false legal charges leveled against Tanzeen Doha and Lamar

AROC honors Baba Chokwe Lumumba

Posted March 17, 2014 / lara

March 13, 2014 The Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC) honors Baba Chokwe Lumumba and all that he brought to our movements for justice and self-determination. Chokwe Lumumba was a lawyer, community organizer, activist, and leader. As a lawyer, he

Support the Trayvon 2!

The Arab Resource & Organizing Center (AROC) is outraged at the ongoing racial profiling of the Oakland Police Department and their recent targeting of the Trayvon 2, Tanzeen and Lamar (aka Hannibal), two Muslim men of color.  Tanzeen and Lamar

AYO Fundraiser

Arab Youth Organization (AYO) Fundraiser! AYO* would like to invite you to the first AYO fundraiser! When: Friday, July 5th 6:30-9:30PM Where: 518 Valencia St., SF AYO is a grassroots youth-led organization that is greatly in need of your donations

Yemeni Community Meeting

Posted May 21, 2013 / lara

This is what grassroots community organizing looks like! On Saturday, May 11th, AROC, ALC, CAIR, MLFA  and SEIU Local 87 organized a Yemeni community meeting in San Francisco in response to a call by the community.  They came together to

2nd Annual Arab Youth Summer Institute

Posted May 21, 2013 / lara

2nd Annual AROC & ACCC Youth Summer Institute ARAB YOUTH ON RECORD: Reclaiming identity and building community through arts, media and activism! Arab Youth Ages 13-19 AUGUST 12-16TH, 2013 MONDAY-FRIDAY 10-5 Location: AROC and ACCC AROC: 522 Valencia Street, SF


Posted April 11, 2013 / lara

RISE UP: IRAQ     By Ali Issa The street that your question describes as ‘quiet’ is actually silent only as a result of repression, especially after the protests of February 2011 when the authorities revealed their violence openly-using the army to