CAA is pleased to recognize a long time and respected community partner, Arab Resource & Organizing Center (AROC). Founded in 2007, AROC is a grassroots organization working to empower the Arab community on immigrant and civil rights, and against war, occupation, surveillance, and racial profiling. AROC emerged during the post 9/11 period, trying to help community members who were facing FBI repression. As one of the few Arab-led organizations in the country, they bring voice to Arab and Muslim issues and concerns.
In the heart of Chinatown, feelings of resilience and solidarity reached all corners of Portsmouth Square; nearly 800 people gathered for the first ever Rally for Inclusion – a stand against recent anti-immigrant, refugee and Muslim policies and a call to end all forms of discrimination.