CAIR-CA: 750 Attend Fast-for-a-Day Ramadan Iftar


(DAVIS, CA, 10/24/05) - More than 750 people turned out for the annual Fast-for-a-Day Ramadan Iftar (Dinner) on Friday, October 21, in the Davis Senior Citizen's Center.

Among the attendees were a number of civic, religious and community leaders, including Assemblywoman Lois Wolk and elected officials from Yolo County and the City of Davis.

The month of Ramadan offers a unique chance for people to reflect on the blessings bestowed upon them, said CAIR-SV President Hamza EL-Nakhal. It is also a chance to build bridges and alliances that can contribute to creating a sense of community,

Canned goods were collected and donated to the local shelter, while donations were collected for the victims of Hurricane Katrina and South Asian earthquake.

The event was co-sponsored by: UC Davis MSA, Davis High school MSA, CAIR-Sacramento Valley, UC Davis Office of Community Relations, and Why Islam.

CONTACT: CAIR-SV, 916-442-6269 or E-Mail: sacval@cair.com

 


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