Solidarity Selfie

Task: Solidarity Selfie “Why I support Arab American Studies” 

Method: Using @aroc_bayarea Instagram, @AROCBayArea Twitter, and Facebook 

Target Audience: 

  • Youth & Families
  • Educators
  • Political Organizations

Short Description of the Ask: 

Upload a selfie of yourself in support of the implementation of Arab American Studies in Ethnic Studies Curriculum! On a piece of paper write down why you believe the inclusion matters, or you can write down one of the statements of support, or simply write down our hashtags #ArabStudiesIsEthnicStudies and/or #SaveArabAmericanStudies and upload it on your social media!

  • Arab American Studies being a part of the Ethnic Studies Curriculum will educate students across the state about a community that has been marginalized throughout U.S. history.   
  • Arab youth deserve to be taught their history in school, outside of the history of wars against their communities.
  • With an Ethnic Studies curriculum that highlights issues facing the Arab-American community, our youth will have the tools to feel empowered by their heritage, not embarrassed or resentful of it.