Palestine Day

43rd Annual Palestine Cultural Festival

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About this event

Palestinian-American Coalition of San Francisco hosts an annual Palestine Cultural Day festival. This year, given the pandemic, we are offering a week-long virtual program to celebrate our culture and heritage.



See below for a word from our PAC-SF Chairperson, Mona Saadeh-Totah, and Mayor of Foster City, Sam Hindi!

Mona Saadeh-Totah

Mona Saadeh-Totah

Palestinian American Coalition of San Francisco Board Chiarperson

It is my honor and privilege to have been elected to serve this community as the Chairwoman of Palestinian American Coalition-San Francisco (PAC-SF). PAC is a coalition of various Palestinian organizations in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, was formed in 2014 to strengthen the ties among our communities, to implement Palestinian cultural community programs, and to uphold our historic values and noble heritage for the future generations. PAC-SF fundraising effort is mainly focused toward humanitarian aid in Palestine, especially during COVID, PAC-SF recently has contributed $35,000.00 for medical supplies and many other Palestinian organizations, therefore, your continued support is very essential to the continuation of our organization. PAC-SF main annual event is the Palestine Cultural Day Festival, which is scheduled for September17, 2022, we, certainly are looking forward to seeing you all. In recent years, especially in 2018 and 2019 we witnessed increase of participation that reached over ten thousand people that motivated us all as individuals and as an organization to expanding our horizon, it is without a doubt that the past two years were challenging on many levels, we have transformed from adversity to innovation, we learned how to overcome these challenges by leaning the new norm, we were introduced to a new lifestyle, conducting our meetings virtually that includes Palestine Cultural Festival week in 2020 which was viewed by thousands all around the globe. With your support and our determinations will continue to extend our humanitarian efforts to our Palestinian people who have suffered long enough. Finally, I extend my utmost gratitude and appreciation to those who contributed to PAC-SF, to the volunteers who helped preparing foods or serving the day of, former Chairs and Co-Chairs, the Advisory Committee and the executive committee, includes each and every board member who contributed for many years to the success of Palestine Cultural Day events. Until we meet in the next event, I send you all, and on behalf of the Board of Directors my highest esteem and best regards.

Sam Hindi

Sam Hindi

Former Mayor of Foster City

On November 3, 2015 Sam Hindi was elected to serve a four-year term on the City Council. Sam ran on a platform that included creating a vision and developing a long term coordinated strategic plan to achieve a sustainable future for Foster City, economically, environmentally and socially. Maintaining and enhancing the quality of life for Foster City residents and creating an environment that attracts and helps businesses thrive are two of Sam's top priorities. Sam emigrated from Lebanon in 1983 in pursuit of his education and the American Dream. He studied Business Administration at CSULB, and started a courier company in 1988 and built it into a multi-million dollar company serving nine western states and beyond. Sam chose Foster City as his home in 1993 when he moved to the bay area to expand his business. Sam's love and commitment to Foster City translated in his volunteering in leadership roles in various organizations including: Vice Chair for Foster City's Parks and Recreation Committee, Chair of the Board for the Foster City Chamber of Commerce, Team leader for the Community Emergency Response Team CERT, and Boy Scout troop 175. Currently, Sam owns Hillsdale Arco, ampm, and Hillsdale Arco Auto Repair in Foster City. He believes and treats his customers as family, friends and neighbors. Sam and his wife Soha have three children: Rania, Rami, and Jenean each born and raised in Foster City.




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