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ACTIVISTS LOCK DOWN ENTRANCES TO URBAN SHIELD, OVER FIVE HUNDRED COMMUNITY MEMBERS MOBILIZE, 23 ARRESTED

Posted October 14, 2016 / omar ali

Pleasanton – Today, activists chained themselves to the entrances to the Alameda County Fairgrounds to protest Urban Shield, the highly controversial SWAT training and weapons expo hosted annually by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department. 23 activists were arrested, cited, and

CALL TO ACTION FROM ARAB YOUTH

Posted October 12, 2016 / omar ali

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

PALESTINE CULTURAL DAY

Posted October 12, 2016 / omar ali

On May 24th, 2016,  the Alameda County Board of Supervisors proclaimed May 15th, 2016, the 68th anniversary of the occupation of Palestine, as “Palestine Cultural Day.” It is the third proclamation from the board of supervisors recognizing the cultural richness
Statement on the Prison Industrial Complex

Statement on the Prison Industrial Complex

AROC envisions a world that uses liberatory approaches, and seeks safety and accountability without relying on alienation, punishment, State or systemic violence including imprisonment and policing. We do not believe that we should rely on police and other forms of

Palestine Cultural Day

On May 24th, 2016,  the Alameda County Board of Supervisors proclaimed May 15th, 2016, the 68th anniversary of the occupation of Palestine, as “Palestine Cultural Day.” It is the third proclamation from the board of supervisors recognizing the cultural richness

AROC & MECA: Feature Remi Kanazi

Photos from last week’s AROC & MECA cosponsored event. Featuring artist Remi Kanazi on the first event of his new book tour. AROC’s own Sharif Zakout was the MC for the night. Opener was local Bay Area poet Sojari Bradley.

Bay Area Arab Youth Speak Out

On February 19th, 2016,  AROC held it’s second community forum Bay Area Arab Youth Speak Out. 7 AYO leaders from 4 different High Schools and 1 college spoke directly about their experiences as Arabs navigating through SF public schools. They

Community Forum: Arabic Language Pathways, حوار مجتمعي بخصوص برنامج ادخال اللغة العربية الى مدارس سان فرانسيسكو

Posted January 22, 2016 / omar ali

عقد المركز العربي حوار مجتمعي بخصوص برنامج ادخال اللغة العربية الى مدارس سان فرانسيسكو وتحدث بالجلسة كل  من نور : طالبة عربية من سوريا، تحدثت عن تجربتها مع اللغة عندما هاجرت عائلتها الى امريكا، وكيف تأثرت لغتها العربية بسبب قلة

George Jackson in the Sun of Palestine

Posted November 2, 2015 / omar ali

THE ABU JIHAD CENTER [ press release ] “George Jackson in the Sun of Palestine” “This is an important event for the Palestinian prisoner.” — Dr. Sari Nussibeh “We have to reinforce solidarity with freedom-minded people all around the world.”
Community Information Session on:  Temporary Protected Status for Yemenis

Community Information Session on: Temporary Protected Status for Yemenis

Posted September 8, 2015 / omar ali

يصر المركز العربي للمصادر و التنظيم بعقد جلسة نقاشية بخصوص الاعلان عن البرنامج ” الاقامة تحت الحماية المؤقتة لليمنيين” بحضور المحامية لينا البارودي, اليوم الثلاثاء ١٥ سبتمبر٢٠١٥ الساعة ١٢ ظهرا الي الساعة ١.  المحامية , لينا البارودي, سوف تشرح مؤهلات