The Corner Campaign

“Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer. Only connect...”

-E.M. Forester

Yousef’s story highlights a number of specific themes and issues related to community, culture, immigration and politics. Partners of the Corner Campaign are comprised of different organizations which are concerned by and connected to issues dealt with in Corner Store. These organizations are mutually committed to the central goal of utilizing the film Corner Store to engage audiences in these issues on an emotional level in order to affect larger social change.

Campaign Partners Include:

The National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR) brings communities together to dream and organize for justice, equality and human rights. NNIRR works to defend and expand the rights of all immigrants and refugees and achieve socially just immigration and refugee policy in the U.S. Founded in 1986, NNIRR also serves as a forum to share information and analysis and to develop action plans to demand accountability and redress for abuses and rights violations as key to creating safe and healthy community for all.

Arab Cultural and Community Center

The Arab Cultural and Community Center, (ACCC) is a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting Arab art and culture, and enriching the lives of the Arab American Community. We achieve this by providing culturally focused social services, and promoting cross-cultural events to all residents of the Bay Area and beyond.

Jewish Voice for PeaceThe Jewish Voice for Peace, (JVP) members are inspired by Jewish tradition to work together for peace, social justice, equality, human rights, respect for international law, and a U.S. foreign policy based on these ideals.  JVP opposes anti-Jewish, anti-Muslim, and anti-Arab bigotry and oppression.  JVP seeks an end to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem; security and self-determination for Israelis and Palestinians; a just solution for Palestinian refugees based on principles established in international law; an end to violence against civilians; and peace and justice for all peoples of the Middle East.


The International Solidarity Movement, (ISM) provides international support and participation in the Palestinian nonviolent resistance movement, which challenges Israeli human rights violations, such as the confiscation of Palestinian land, the demolition of homes, the expulsion of inhabitants, and other ethnic cleansing activities.  Its Northern California chapter sends volunteers to Palestine, provides training programs, raises funds for ISM operations in Palestine, publishes a newsletter, and sponsors community educational activities.

code pinkCODEPINK emerged out of a desperate desire by a group of American women to stop the Bush administration from invading Iraq. The name CODEPINK plays on the Bush Administration's color-coded homeland security alerts — yellow, orange, red — that signal terrorist threats. While Bush's color-coded alerts were based on fear and were used to justify violence, the CODEPINK alert is a feisty call for women and men to "wage peace."
global exchange

Global Exchange® takes a holistic approach to creating change. With 20 years working for international human rights, we realize that in order to advance social, environmental and economic justice we must transform the global economy from profit centered to people centered, from currency to community. As an education and action resource center, we advance our vision by working to ensure our members and constituents are empowered locally and connected globally to create a just and sustainable world.

ANSWER CoalitionThe A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition formed on September 14, 2001. It is a coalition of hundreds of organizations and prominent individuals and scores of organizing centers in cities and towns across the country. Its national steering committee represents major national organizations that have campaigned against U.S. intervention in Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Asia, and organizations that have campaigned for civil rights and for social and economic justice for working and poor people inside the United States.


The Arab Resource & Organizing Center, (AROC) is a grassroots organization working to empower and organize our community towards justice and self-determination for all. AROC members build community power in the Bay Area by participating in leadership development, political education, and campaigns.

The Middle East Children's Alliance, (MECA) founded in 1988, is a registered nonprofit organization working for the rights and the well being of children in the Middle East.  MECA sends shipments of aid to Palestine, Iraq and Lebanon, and supports projects that make life better for the children. We educate North Americans about children in the region and the brutal impact of US foreign policy on their lives. MECA welcomes the support of all people who care about children and their future.

The Arab Film FestivalThe Arab Film Festival - (AFF) screens films from and about the Arab World that provide realistic perspectives on Arab people, culture, art, history and politics. The mission of the Arab Film Festival is to enhance public understanding of Arab culture and to provide alternative representations of Arabs that contradict the stereotypical images frequently encountered in the mass media.

Al-BushraAl-Bushra walks the streets of the world seeking truth and justice for all. Since 1997 Al-Bushra has helped people explore the heritage, history, traditions, theology, and current events of the people in the Middle East. Al-Bushra continues to provide information about the stands taken by the Vatican, heads of Christian communities, and leaders of religious and human rights movements regarding issues in the Holy Land.

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The Arab American Grocers Association

The Arab American Grocers Association - (AAGA) is a trade association that aims at protecting and defending the economic and political rights of small businesses in San Francisco. It is said that the economy of a city like San Francisco is built with a strong  base of small businesses and we, in the AAGA, represent a large segment of these minority owned small businesses. The members of the AAGA face many challenges, such as, increasing legislative pursuers and increased economic challenges with the opening of large corporate chain retail outlets.  Our Association struggles to defend the small neighborhood grocers that serve the community in the face of these challenges.

Friends of Sabeel-North America

Friends of Sabeel-North America (FOSNA) works in the U.S. and Canada to support the vision of Sabeel, an international peace movement initiated by Palestinian Christians in the Holy Land who seek a just peace based on two states-Palestine and Israel-as defined by international law and existing United Nations resolutions. FOSNA works to cultivate the support of American churches through co-sponsored regional educational conferences, alternative pilgrimage, witness trips, and international gatherings in the Holy Land.

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- Masjid Noor Al Islam erves as Masjid (Mosque), school, and community center for the Muslim community of San Francisco and the greater Bay Area. Its mission is to promote the human values that Islam emphasizes: brotherhood, equality, justice, mercy, compassion, and peace.

Arab American

The AACC is: The Arab-American Catholic Community Serving Catholic (Roman Catholic Latin) immigrants from the Arab World: they are from Palestine, Jordan, Syria Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Sudan etc. They come to our mass at 12:00 Noon on Sunday at St. Thomas More off Brotherhood Way from far as Sacramento, Fairfield, Santa Cruz. The priests are sent from the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem and assinged at the service of the Community by the local Archbishop of San Francisco.

The Corner Campaign Resource Kit:

The partners of The Corner Campaign have joined together to provide Corner Store's audiences with additional resources in an effort to help people begin to examine the film within a larger socio-political context. Each partner oranization has contributed links to some valuable places to get background information, learn more specifics, and find out how to get involved. - Israel: The Only Democracy In The Middle East? Reports on the struggles for civil and human rights in Israel and Palestine. - Tracking efforts to stifle open debate about US-Israeli foreign policy - Information on corporations which profit from the Israeli Occupation. - US Campaign Against the Israeli Occupation for news/analysis. - A local network of 13 legal and outreach organizations working in diverse communities for immigrant rights and services. - Bay Area grassroots consumer boycott effort. - A shared space for information, analysis, exchange of ideas and experiences on the Palestinian and Global Movement for Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions. - U.S. campaign focused specifically on a boycott of Israeli academic and cultural institutions. - The Electronic Intifada (EI) publishes news, commentary, analysis, and reference materials about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict from a Palestinian perspective. - The Islamic Bulletin offer a variety of resources in different languages.

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