Monday, August 7, 2017

First National Bank of Northern California no longer listed as sponsor of Reem's food n' farm tour

Reem's Bakery in Oakland, notorious for its mural glorifying convicted terrorist Rasmea Odeh is being featured on a new food & farm tour, with the theme Crickets and Community: Women Changemakers Food Tour. CUESA - the Center for Urban Education About Sustainable Agriculture is sponsoring the event.

As of yesterday, the First National Bank of Northern California was also listed as a sponsor. After a letter writing campaign that appears to have originated here, their name has been taken off the page promoting the event.


Its not clear if the First National Bank of Northern California has actually pulled their sponsorship of the event or has simply removed their name from the event page. In either case, they've recognized that they don't want to be publicly associated with the toxic plume of Reem Assil, and that is a good thing.

Its not over yet. Please contact the Center for Urban Education About Sustainable Agriculture's facebook page for the event, and let them know why hate, bigotry and intolerance will never be accepted in our community.

The Center for Urban Education About Sustainable Agriculture has cancelled the event.


Anonymous said...

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead

Unknown said...

Thanks for covering this.

Shlomo Ben Hungstien said...

bravo to First National Bank, I made sure to email CUESA last night before I hit the sack.

Anonymous said...

From Jon T. Strauss:
Sometimes life grants us small victories. These need to be celebrated.

Thirty-eight years ago, two university students were killed by a supermarket bomb planted by a terrorist. The students’ names were Edward Joffe and Leon Kanner. Two days ago, I learned that an Oakland, CA bakery has a giant mural celebrating the terrorist who planted that bomb, and that there is an organized boycott of that bakery.

I also learned that a food education group had scheduled a food tour featuring that bakery, and that a bank was sponsoring the food tour. I e-mailed both the education group and the bank, requesting them to remove their sponsorship. I also encouraged others to send e-mails.
Just two days later, I learned that the food tour has been cancelled. A surprisingly quick victory, thanks to Facebook and the internet!
Thank you to all who sent e-mails. <3

I encourage people to continue to support the boycott of the bakery. And I am grateful for the small victory that was achieved in only two days.

May the memories of Edward Joffe and Leon Kanner be a blessing.

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