Takaful: 15 Years of the Arab Resource and Organizing Center Celebration
AROC is celebrating our 15-year anniversary of building intergenerational power in the Arab and Muslim community in Northern California.
We are delighted to invite you to Takaful: 15 Years of AROC Celebration Event, on a beautiful rooftop overlooking Lake Meritt in downtown Oakland. Join us on October 15, 2023 from 3-7pm for a cultural journey into the sunset.
artwork by Chris Gazaleh
In Arabic, takaful تكافل means “sharing the burdens” of support and mutual aid as a community.
In other words, we got us.
Expect a joyful evening of celebration, halal food, and music. Featuring special performances from our AYO youth, dj Mansaf Mama, and special guests Omar Offendum in collaboration with local oud player Clarissa Bitar, weaving storytelling, hip hop, and song to honor the proud history and legacy of the Arab community in the United States and beyond…
. Omar Offendum
Halal food will be served.
This is a wheelchair accessible event.
Free childcare provided, email email@example.com to reserve a spot.
We are committed to making this event accessible for all our community members. Please contact us if you have access needs.
AROC is the only organization in Northern California that builds power for our people by providing critical legal support and social services while organizing our community around issues of justice and equity. Low income and working-class Arab and Muslim communities struggle with a lack of representation and access to important services offered by the city of San Francisco, including Arabic language translation, CalFresh and Medicare, affordable housing, and much more. At the same time, because of ongoing conflicts in the Arab region, there has been an exponential growth of Arab communities in the Bay Area. We have achieved important wins locally and nationally in collaboration with and in support of our growing community.
The Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC) is a fiscally sponsored project of Tides Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your gift may be tax-deductible pursuant to §170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code. Please visit www.tides.org/state-nonprofit-disclosures for additional information.