When: Tuesday, June 13 2017 7:00pm–10:00pm
Where: 100 Malcolm X Blvd, Roxbury, MA 02120, USA
Sponsor: The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center
The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC) held its Annual Civic and Interfaith Leaders Iftar (the breaking of the fast dinner) for leaders in the Boston area. Attendees joined together for a night of community service, good company, a catered dinner, and hearing from local Muslim leaders.
Pluralism Project Summary:
The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center invited interfaith and civic leaders in the Boston area to come together for a night of community building and breaking fast during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Before the dinner, attendees had the opportunity to participate in a neighborhood cleaning, or a tour of the ISBCC. Afterwards, guests gathered in the third-floor reception hall to hear remarks from several speakers, including Suzan El-Rayess (ISBCC Director of Civic Engagement), Senior Imam Shaykh Yasir Fahmy, the Neighbors2Neighbors Team, John Robbins (Director of the Massachusetts chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations), and Shaun Kennedy (Executive Director of Jetpac). The event concluded with the presentation of the Public Service Award, posthumously awarded to Mayor Thomas M. Menino. He was given the award for his unwavering support to establish and construct the ISBCC amid controversies over its creation.
This summary was written by a Pluralism Project staff member who attended the event.