NorCal Sabeel is a nonprofit, tax-exempt, community-based group dedicated to organizing and participating in activities and educational events that advance the cause of peace and justice for both Palestinians and Israelis. Our mission is to advocate for Palestinian human rights and to amplify the voices of the Palestinians. We condemn all acts of violence against human life, whether committed by states, individuals, or groups.
NorCal Sabeel is affiliated with Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA). NorCal Sabeel supports the mission of FOSNA, which is to promote awareness and understanding of the conflict between the Palestinians and the state of Israel through educational programs for North American Christians and other faith groups.
NorCal Sabeel supports:
- the call of Kairos Palestine to end Palestinian suffering
- the end to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, in accordance with international law and United Nations resolutions
- equal rights and access to resources for all inhabitants of the region, based on principles of social, economic, environmental, and political justice
- the right of return of Palestinian refugees in accordance with international law and human rights principles
- the end to policies of the U.S. government that support and perpetuate the occupation
- active engagement in the campaign for boycott, divestment, and sanctions
P.O. Box 9301
Berkeley, CA 94709
World Without Walls—World Without Cages
NorCal Sabeel is a founding member of the World Without Walls Coalition which is organizing this event. To RSVP and for a full list of sponsoring and endorsing organizations please go to the Facebook page.
What would Nelson Mandela say if he saw the U.S. government separating families, putting migrant children in cages, and traumatizing a generation of immigrant youth through racist policies of deportation and deterrence? Or Black and Brown youth in the Bay Area, targeted by the police, many spending their adolescence behind bars or separated from their imprisoned parents? Or Palestinian children arrested, tortured, and imprisoned by Israeli military courts in occupied Palestine?
It’s time to put a stop to all the ways children are impacted by walls, criminalization, and state violence. Every child deserves a life of safety and freedom.
Join us to learn more about the shared experience of youth around the globe, and to share action steps and strategies for change. We will have artwork, performances, interfaith prayer, and youth voices. This event, the second annual Bay Area WWW event, is one of several hundred international events this November promoting a World Without Walls.
Where: Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California, 1433 Madison St., Oakland, CA 94612
When: Sunday, November 10, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural
The Oakland-Palestine Solidarity Mural (OPSM) is an international solidarity and community-building project created under the auspices of NorCal Sabeel, the Estria Foundation, and Art Forces. With its diverse, international team of artists, OPSM connects the Bay Area and the USA to Palestine by linking shared histories of colonization, environmental injustice, and the exile of indigenous peoples.
Where: View the mural across the street from Uptown Body and Fender, 401 26th St., Oakland
Palestine Cultural Day
This is the 41st year of Palestine Cultural Day, which offers cultural entertainment and workshops, live music, dabkeh, comedy, kids’ entertainment, local vendors, and authentic Palestinian foods including falafel and shawerma, traditional sweets, and more. Enjoy the festivities and be sure to visit our NorCal Sabeel informational booth.
When: Saturday, September 14, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Leo J. Ryan Memorial Park, 650 Shell Blvd., Foster City
Solano Stroll is a joyous annual street fair in Berkeley and Albany that attracts tens of thousands of people. Join NorCal Sabeel and JVP Bay Area activists in educating the community about the impact of the Israeli occupation on Palestinians and how the U.S. government supports this human disaster by helping out at our booths and marching with us in the Solano Stroll parade.
When: Sunday, September 8, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Solano Avenue in Berkeley and Albany. The NorCal Sabeel booth will be near the NW corner of Solano and Ensenada, adjacent to the Jewish Voice for Peace booth. We gather for the parade at 9:30 a.m. on Fresno Street, near the top of Solano.
The Petaluma Progressive Festival
The Petaluma Progressive Festival is an annual event that brings together activists for social change. Come to enjoy the food, camaraderie and inspiring talks, and visit us and our partners, the North Coast Coalition for Palestine, at our table under the shade of the walnut trees.
When: Sunday, August 25, from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Walnut Park, Petaluma Boulevard South and D Street in downtown Petaluma
World Without Walls: An Evening with Janna Jihad
Join us and other members of the World without Walls Coalition to hear from Janna Jihad Tamimi, a 13-year-old Palestinian activist from the West Bank and one of the youngest accredited journalists in the world. She is also an ambassador of Shamsaan, a South African children’s rights organization. Come for refreshments from 6:30 to 7 p.m., watch a short documentary film clip about Janna's work, and listen to a moderated discussion with Janna in person, followed by questions and answers with the audience.
When: Thursday, August 1, 2019 from 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Where: The Greenlining Institute, 360 14th St., Oakland
Nakba Day Action
Wednesday, May 15, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest
456 Montgomery St., San Francisco
On Nakba Day, people of faith, clergy, and laity will deliver a petition to the Israeli Consulate from Kairos Palestine, calling for an end to Israel's oppression of the Palestinian people. We are calling on people of faith in the Bay Area to join us for prayer and to demand that the Israeli government end the brutal occupation and that it grant Palestinians the right to their own self-determination. We will lift up the voices of Palestinian Christians through the Kairos petition.