Iftar in the Streets

Join us! Host or attend an #IftarInTheStreets event in your city:

The past few years have been challenging. With three iterations of the Muslim Ban, a sharp rise in hate crimes, attacks aboard airlines, and constant anti-Muslim rhetoric from elected officials and the media—it feels like there’s a perpetual target on our communities. However, it’s also been a year filled with moments of Muslims in the U.S. standing up for justice.

2019 is a critical year—and yet another moment for us to stand proudly & unapologetically as Muslims celebrating our faith and our values.

This Ramadan, we’re using the tradition of the communal breaking of the fast to build solidarity with our (Muslim and ally) communities, and to adhere to the Prophetic tradition of acting and speaking out for justice. Join us by holding public Iftar events—#IftarInTheStreets.

This year we’re asking you to host your event on Malcolm X’s Birthday, Sunday May 19, 2019. Malcolm X is an inspiration and role model for many, in his pursuit of fighting for justice over his lifetime.

Check out our Iftar in the Streets Event in NYC last year:

New Yorkers Hold Ramadan Protest Iftar in Front of Trump Tower

Last Thursday, we brought together New Yorkers of various faiths and backgrounds to break bread and build solidarity in a public iftar dinner, held outside of Trump Tower #IftarInTheStreets – Thank you to Eid Films for shooting and producing this beautiful short film for us.

Posted by MPower Change on Monday, June 5, 2017

Kifah Shah
Kifah Shah

Kifah Shah is MPower Change’s Digital Campaign Manager. She grew up in Southern California and has been organizing since she was 15. She has worked for the Asian Law Caucus, Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice, Unite HERE! Local 11, and UC Berkeley’s Multicultural Community Center. Kifah also worked abroad in Europe at the Migration Policy Group on issues related in migration, as well as in Pakistan at the Aman Foundation/USAID on issues of health, education, and economic empowerment. She is currently a TED Resident and on the Board of Trustees for MSA West. Kifah holds a Masters in Public Administration (Economic Policy) from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic Studies from U.C. Berkeley.