Eman Desouky

Eman Desouky

Eman is a U.S. born Afro Arab who’s ancestors called the Nile Delta home for centuries. Alexandria, Egypt, and Oakland, California are currently the places she call “home”. Eman has been an activist, cultural worker, and entrepreneur in the Bay

Jay Conui

Jay Conui was born in San Francisco and raised in the Bay Area. He comes to AROC with over 20 years of experience working in social justice and national liberation movements. Equally important to Jay’s movement responsibilities is his commitment

Tareq Samman

Tareq is Syrian born and raised and moved to the Bay area in late 2009. He has worked as a graphic designer and archival researcher. He has organized with activists at Stanford University. He likes biking, cooking, playing football (soccer)

Leila Sayed-Taha

For the past decade,Leila has been active on issues pertaining to women empowerment, immigration, civil liberties and national security. She has with worked with refugee and immigrant communities in the Middle East, the United Kingdom and the southwest side of

Linda Ereikat

Linda Ereikat was born and raised in San Francisco, California and originally from Abu Dis, Palestine. She is currently a graduate student University of San Francisco studying migration studies. She has a BA from San Francisco State University in International
Lara Kiswani

Lara Kiswani

Lara Kiswani is the Executive Director of Arab Resource & Organizing Center (AROC), serving poor and working class Arabs and Muslims across the San Francisco Bay Area, and organizing to overturn racism, forced migration, and militarism.  AROC’s social services aim

Sharif Zakout

Sharif is a San Francisco born, Bay Area-raised Palestinian. He is currently earning his MA in the college of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University. For three years, worked as a youth organizer training and develop Arab high school