SAVE THE DATE: AROC 10 Year Anniversary on September 14th
Date(s) - 09/14/2018
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Dear AROC Community,
For all those crossing borders, fleeing US-led wars, attempting to provide for, reunite with, and take care of our families, these days have been quite difficult. And each living breath an act of resistance to attempts to strip us of our dignity.
As trying as these times have been, they have also illustrated that we will fight to protect and defend one another. And we will win. Because grassroots organizing — strategy and resistance, connected to the struggles of all oppressed people, and following the leadership of those most impacted — is how we build power, and change the course of history. We resisted the Muslim Ban and freed our families at SFO. We fought back against militarization and ended Urban Shield. And we defended Arab youth and defeated Islamophobic attempts to shut down AROC programming in SF schools. Each time we fought and won, we did so understanding that our struggles are one, and are enemies are the same; that racism has no borders. And similarly, our solidarity must have no borders, and have no limits.
Join us as we continue to fight together for a new world. Not a world mirroring the genocide, slavery, internment, war and imperialism that this country was built on. A world mirroring our values, our commitments to defending and protecting each other from state violence, and all harm. And to fighting for all our freedoms to move, freedom to stay and freedom to return.
Join AROC on September 14, 2018 as we celebrate 10 years of grassroots organizing, cross-movement building and community defense.