Mona Hajjar Halaby Book Launch!


“In My Mother’s Footsteps: A Palestinian Refugee Returns Home” Virtual Event -- Thursday, August 26: 5-6:30pm PT / 8-9:30pm ET FREE, Register Now! Join Middle East Children’s Alliance to celebrate the release of Mona Hajjar Halaby's new book! Mona is a long-time friend and supporter of MECA and a member of Joining Hands, the group [...]


Palestinian Holiday Crafts Mini Bazaar

Middle East Children's Alliance 1101 8th Street, Berkeley, CA

We're thrilled to let you know that our 18th Palestinian Holiday Crafts Bazaar is returning, after last year's hiatus due to COVID. One Day Only: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24, Noon - 5pm IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to predictions of rain and wind this weekend, we're moving our Palestinian Crafts Bazaar this Sunday INDOORS! It's the same place and [...]


Palestinians Fight For Their Village: Virtual Brunch in Solidarity with Silwan


Last summer, Palestinians and pro-Palestinian activists worldwide rose up to defend Silwan and other villages in East Jerusalem from Israeli bulldozers. Silwan is out of the headlines, but the battle rages on! Silwan is an example of creative resistance to Israeli efforts to destroy all Palestinian presence in the villages surrounding Jerusalem’s Old City. The community, [...]


Berkeley, CA & Virtual: Tribute to Gus Newport with Danny Glover

Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA

TRIBUTE TO GUS NEWPORT Former Mayor of Berkeley, racial justice champion, former MECA Board Chair – --Including MC and Special Guest: DANNY GLOVER-- Monday, MARCH 28 -- In-Person & Virtual -- 6pm PT / 9pm ET Buy TICKETS! $25-100 sliding scale for in-person and virtual tickets! or Join the HOST COMMITTEE! Facebook event - please RSVP [...]

$25 – $100

POSTPONED TO JULY 8: Cookbook Release! ARABIYYA: Recipes from the Life of an Arab in Diaspora

Restore Oakland 1419 34th Avenue, #203, Oakland, CA

With author and chef REEM ASSIL, celebrate the warmth and welcoming spirit of Arab food and hospitality while supporting fabulous causes! Join celebrity chef and author REEM ASSIL at the release of her new book ARABIYYA: Recipes from the life of an Arab in Diaspora [A Cookbook] Music by DJ Emancipation and small bites provided by [...]

$35 – $65

Berkeley, CA: Ride for Palestine

Middle East Children's Alliance 1101 8th Street, Berkeley, CA

The Middle East Children’s Alliance’s (MECA’s) First Annual Ride for Palestine, on July 17, 2022, will be a day of fun, solidarity, and celebration to raise money for children in Palestine. The 11-mile scenic Ride for Palestine is designed to be enjoyable for cyclists of all skill levels. The post-Ride celebration will include delicious Palestinian food, [...]

Virtual Poetry Book Celebration! “You Can Be the Last Leaf” by Maya Abu Al-Hayyat


Poetry Readings and Conversation with Maya Abu Al-Hayyat & Special Guest Deema Shehabi “You Can Be the Last Leaf: Selected Poems” by Maya Abu Al-Hayyat directs the Palestine Writing Workshop. She'll read poems & be in conversation with poet Deema Shehabi SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 11am PT / 2pm ET Register now! $10 donation, benefit for [...]