Events Archive

Join the Palestinian American Coalition for "An Update from Palestine" by Dr Mustafa Barghouti. He will speak about BDS, his trip to Gaza, the Israeli elections, facts on the ground, and where we go from here. Complimentary dinner/iftar provided!

Event date Wednesday, 08 July 2015
Event End Date Wednesday, 08 July 2015

The Arab Cultural & Community Center (ACCC) and the Network of Arab-American Professionals - Bay Area  (NAAP-SFBA) cordially invite all Bay Area professionals to join us for a Professional Networking Cocktail Mixer on Thursday, June 11th from 7:00 to 9:00pm at the ACCC in Forest Hill, San Francisco. 

Event date Thursday, 11 June 2015
Event End Date Thursday, 11 June 2015
Individual Price 25.00

Join Mokhtar Alkhanshali in a story and coffee tasting evening as he takes us on his journey of how he followed a childhood passion to one of the historical origins of coffee, and the world's birthplace for coffee commercialization at the ancient port city of his country of heritage: Mocha. Learn how that passion is rejuvenating the coffee economy in Yemen, and how he risked his life going through a militia takeover, air bombings and crossing the Red Sea on a small boat to bring coffee back and keep the farmer's dreams alive. 

Event date Friday, 22 May 2015
Event End Date Friday, 22 May 2015

Join the Arab Cultural & Community Center and Just World Books for an evening with Dr. Hatim Kanaaneh for a talk on his book Chief Complaint: A Country Doctor's Tales of Life in Galilee.

Event date Wednesday, 20 May 2015
Event End Date Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Join the ACCC and NAAP SFBA for Habitat Restoration of Holly Park in San Francisco for the 11th Annual Arab American Service Day!

Event date Saturday, 16 May 2015
Event End Date Saturday, 23 May 2015

The Arab Cultural & Community Center, in partnership with the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas (AMED) Initiative at San Francisco State University, invite you to a film screening and panel discussion on "Global COINTELPRO & The War on Terror: 9/11, McCarthyism, and Disciplinary Mechanisms."

Event date Tuesday, 05 May 2015
Event End Date Tuesday, 05 May 2015
Learn how to craft one of the most renowned and delicious dishes enjoyed as maza, or small plates, in Lebanon and throughout the Levant: kibbeh. Crispy shell made with cracked wheat, or bulgur, are stuffed with mouth-watering savory fillings. In this class we'll learn how to make both meat kibbeh, stuffed with minced meat, spices, and pinenuts and vegetarian kibbeh, made with pumpkin and stuffed with chard and chickpeas. This traditional dish is sure to delight everyone's tastebuds!
Event date Saturday, 18 April 2015
Event End Date Saturday, 18 April 2015
Individual Price 35.00
The Thousand and One Nights is among the world's most beloved works. Since its translation and publication into European languages it has captivated the imagination not only of popular audiences but of countless writers and artists such as Poe, Joyce, Borges, Mahfouz, and Rushdie. The narratives of the Nights and the many offshoots they spawned have had a fascinating influence on literary and artistic production, popular culture and political imagination. Sinan Antoon's talk introduces audiences to this important world masterpiece and the debates surrounding it.
Event date Thursday, 16 April 2015
Event End Date Thursday, 16 April 2015
Meet Omar Offendum, a Syrian American Poet and Hip-Hop artist born in Saudi Arabia, raised in Washington D.C. and currently living in Los Angeles. Offendum has been featured on ABC News, Al-Jazeera, the BBC and other major outlets. Most recently he has been involved in creating several critically acclaimed songs about the popular democratic uprisings throughout the Middle East and North Africa.
Event date Wednesday, 15 April 2015
Event End Date Wednesday, 15 April 2015
Through images and recordings, award winning historian Sylviane A. Diouf of the New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture illustrates how the blues, which origniated in the American South, may have evolved from the techniques of the recitation of the Qur'an and the call to prayer in West Africa.
Event date Wednesday, 08 April 2015
Event End Date Wednesday, 08 April 2015
Poet and scholar Persis Karim discusses poetry and poetic translation, the emergence of Iranian-American literature and its connection to longstanding political tensions between Iran and the U.S.
Event date Tuesday, 07 April 2015
Event End Date Tuesday, 07 April 2015
The ACCC presents Community Wellness Day Saturday April 4th! This free event will be open to all people and will include lectures by medical professionals, onsite screenings for blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and referrals to external clinics and medical facilities for participants who display concerning results.
Event date Saturday, 04 April 2015
Event End Date Saturday, 04 April 2015

A guided community conversation on confronting racism, bigotry and violence against Black, Arab, and Muslim communities in the U.S. 

Jamal Dajani, ArabTalk Radio
Liz Derias, Malcom X Grassroots Movement 
Marium Navid, Muslim Students Association at UC Berkeley 
Nesbit Crutchfield, Highland Hospital

Moderated by Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi, Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Initiative (AMED), SFSU

Event date Friday, 03 April 2015
Event End Date Friday, 03 April 2015
The Arab Cultural and Community Center is proud to host its 8th Annual Arab Women's Conference "Quwat Al Mar'aa: Arab Women and the Media" on Sunday, March 29th 2015 at St. Mary's Cathedral Event Center in San Francisco.
Event date Sunday, 29 March 2015
Event End Date Sunday, 29 March 2015
Individual Price 35.00
The Bridging Cultures: Poetic Voices of the Muslim World exhibition examines the central role of poetry in the everyday lives of Muslim men and women through three entry points: 1) Themes, such as poetry and identity; poetry and politics; poetry and orality; poetry and conflict resolution; and poetry’s continued oral prominence in music; 2) Poets - from Rumi and Mirza Ghalib to contemporary poets from Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, and North Africa; and 3) Poetic Forms (i.e. the ghazal, the epic, the qasida).
Event date Saturday, 14 March 2015
Event End Date Sunday, 24 May 2015

Join us for a March and Celebration of the 105th Anniversary of INTERNATIONAL WORKING WOMEN’S DAY


Sunday, MARCH 8, 2015, Oakland, CA
Where: Lake Merritt Amphitheater (12th st. & 1st ave.)

Event date Sunday, 08 March 2015
Event End Date Sunday, 08 March 2015
In this class, learn about Arab breads and pastries enjoyed throughout the Arab world. Participants will learn to make mu'ajinaat, savory Arabic dough pastries filled with a wide array of fresh ingredients and enjoyed as snacks and appetizers. Work with fresh homemade dough and learn about the different flavor combinations of herbs, spices, cheeses, and meats used in different pastries, including Lebanese-style "lahmb'ajeen" meat pies and "fatayer sabanegh" spinach pies. There will be something for everyone's palate, from the vegan to the meat lover.
Event date Saturday, 21 February 2015
Event End Date Saturday, 21 February 2015
Individual Price 35.00

Torture violates international law, U.S. law, and human decency. Yet, as the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence study of the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program confirms, the U.S. has used extensive torture post-911.  Join us for a community conversation open to the public to feel and think – through poetry, film, history and a community conversation – about the contours of where we are, how we got here, and our way forward. The event, which includes an open mic portion, readings from the report, discussions about the effects of torture on victims and communities, and an excerpt from the documentary "Taxi to the Dark Side," will conclude with a town hall community meeting to discuss pivotal questions such as: How do we keep responsible people and institutions accountable for committing torture? And how can we strengthen our movements to create a world where torture is rejected? 

Event date Tuesday, 17 February 2015
Event End Date Tuesday, 17 February 2015

OAKLAND PALESTINE SOLIDARITY MURAL / off the wall series; Art Forces, the Arab Resource Organizing Center (AROC) and Nor Cal Friends of Sabeel invite you to join us for an evening of dance, refreshments, and activism: REVOLUTION IS LOVE.

Event date Saturday, 14 February 2015
Event End Date Saturday, 14 February 2015
The Arab Cultural and Community Center invites all to participate in a candlelight vigil Thursday February 12th 7:30pm at Union Square to mourn the loss and honor the lives Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha.
Event date Thursday, 12 February 2015