(NEW YORK, NY, 10/27/05) – On Thursday, October 27, local and national public officials will join the Muslim community of New York City to break their fast during a Ramadan “Iftar,” or fast breaking dinner, at Masjid Al-Fatih in Brooklyn, N.Y. Mayor Bloomberg has also been invited.
WHEN: Thursday, October 27th, 2005
WHERE: Masjid Al-Fatih, 59-11 Eighth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
CONTACT: CAIR-NY Executive Director Wissam Nasr, 917-751-1017 or 212-870-2002, E-Mail: email@example.com
Featured speakers at the dinner include New York City Human Rights Commissioner Patricia Gatling and civil rights attorney Omar Mohammedi, as well as representatives from New York’s Arab-American, Turkish, African-American and Latino Muslim community.
In recent years, New York Muslims have enjoyed greater inclusion in the public life of the city and its institutions. This Ramadan event highlights the efforts of Muslims to strengthen their bonds with government representatives in New York.
The event is sponsored by: United American Muslim Association, Muslim Finance Professionals Association, Women in Islam, ICNA Relief, Council of People’s Organizations, Jamaica Muslim Center, and the New York office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY)