Dear friend

Join JVP for these upcoming events in September:

Friday, Sept 7th, Oakland - JVP at the Stop Urban Shield Rally - more info to come
Saturday, Sept 8th, San Francisco - JVP at the Climate March - more info to come
Sunday, Sept 9th, Berkeley - March for Palestinian Human Rights at the Solano Stroll
Saturday, Sept 15th, Foster City - JVP at Palestine Cultural Day
Sunday, Sept 16th, Oakland - JVP Legislative Organizing House Party

March in the Solano Stroll for Palestinian Human Rights with JVP and Norcal Friends of Sabeel

Sunday, September 9th
at 9:30 am

Enjoy the Solano Stroll while taking a stand in favor of Palestinian human rights and justice, dignity and equality for all in Palestine/Israel.

Over the last 8 years our joint contingent has been warmly received, and this year we need a strong showing. During the march we've distributed information and sported banners supporting Palestinian human rights. Stand with Us, an aggressive and hostile anti-Palestinian, “Israel First” group has organized a contingent in this year’s parade after being chastised by Solano Stroll officials for harassing supporters of the march from the sidelines in the past. Stand with Us is the same group that staged disruptions at Reem’s California, a Palestinian owned bakery, and members have disrupted JVP meetings in the past.

Meet at Fresno Street between Marin Ave & Solano Ave - Look for the banner "Human Rights for Palestinians" - more information here

You're invited!

Join JVP legislative 
organizing in 
Rep Barbara Lee’s District

Sunday, Sept. 16th, 2018
4 to 6 pm
Oakland, CA

Is Barbara Lee your Representative?
Appreciate her courage and progressive positions?
Want her to be a stronger advocate for justice for Palestinians?

The chapter legislative organizing committee cordially invites you to a house meeting on Sunday late afternoon, Sept. 16th. Meet other JVP supporters & members and join our efforts to convince Barbara Lee to represent our views in Congress.

For more information about the meeting and to get the address, contact

Palestine Cultural Day
Saturday, Sept. 15th
11 am to 9 pm

JVP-Bay Area will have a table at this annual event where we are always warmly welcomed. We need volunteers to help at the table. No prior experience necessary. Come for a two hour shift and then stay for great food, entertainment and merchandise.

To volunteer, email and someone will contact you.  

Over $21,000 raised to #KeepFamiliesTogether

JVP-Bay Area in partnership with Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, held two bond fundraisers for the West County Detention Center Community Fund at the homes of JVP members in Berkeley and Oakland, raising over $21,000!! 
Click here to learn how the monies raised will be used, and to donate towards the goal of $500,000 if you haven’t already.

At the fundraisers, a short video was shown that told the story of one immigrant family’s separation. Those who attended each fundraiser made new friends, and enjoyed performances by local musicians - singer/songwriters Suzanne Fox and Clyde Leland in Berkeley and The Gonifs and Jewish Folk Chorus in Oakland. Many thanks to Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb for her excellent service as pitchmaster!


Ellen Brotsky