This Ramadan, we're using the tradition of the communal breaking of the fast to build solidarity within our communities and stand up for issues impacting us by holding public iftar events—#IftarInTheStreets
People across the country are hosting #IftarInTheStreets events in their own communities. Sign up today to host your own!
Please keep these principles in mind when hosting an event:
- Create an inclusive event by inviting Muslims as well as other groups (people of color, youth, elders, families, immigrants, other faiths) to your iftar.
- Be “in the streets” by asking participants to take action on a local issue, or do an act of service/charity before the group breaks their fast. If connecting to a political action, please make be sure to follow all applicable laws and legal procedures.
- Break fast together by arranging food to (water/dates) and a full meal—this can be a potluck iftar or “leftar” where people bring their leftovers so as not to waste food.