An Oral Histories Project of 12 Palestinians in the Bay Area is a collaborative project between the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diaspora (AMED) at San Francisco State University and Buena Vista Community Institute (BVCI). We've received generous funding from California Council for the Humanities (CCH) and One Nation Bay Area to do this project.
This project seeks to document the historical and personal experiences of Palestinians living in California through digital video. The project highlights the individual stories of Palestinians in the context of their flight and forced displacement from their homeland since 1948 - until their eventual establishment of residence in the Bay Area.
On June 4th, 2013 Alameda Country Supervisors, in partnership with Buena Vista Methodist United Church, the Arab Cultural & Community Center and residents from the community-for the second year in a row, came together to celebrate ‘Palestinian Cultural Day’. The event was Read More
Two panels focused on similarities between the Palestinian quest for justice and other historical and contemporary struggles, and campus activism. The first panel discussed the internment and displacement of Japanese Americans during WWII; the 1968-69 Student Strike at SFSU which Read More
We will ask panel members to share a prepared response which integrates personal stories in identifying key themes from the film. Panel members will also address why the film is an important tool for our communities to build solidarity. The filmmaker will also share some of his intention Read More