Arab Resource & Organizing Center (AROC)
522 Valencia St, San Francisco, California
Missions and objectives
The Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC) is a grassroots organization working to empower and organize our community towards justice and self-determination for all. AROC members build community power in the Bay Area by participating in leadership development, political education, and campaigns.
Recognizing the diversity of experiences and interests within the Arab community, AROC devises a multi-pronged strategy to meet those needs while prioritizing the most marginalized sectors of our constituency to inform our work. AROC provides a centralized space for analysis, strategy, and formulation of concrete campaigns to organize for change.
Some of our campaign victories include our leadership in the Stop Urban Shield coalition and the defunding and ending of the largest militarized police training in the world, Urban Shield; instituting Arabic as a language pathway in San Francisco Unified School District; and working with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU Local 10) to indefinitely stop the largest Israeli shipping line, Zim, from docking at the Port of Oakland.