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JCRC, OBAT Helpers, MAI, IHC and Beth-El Zedeck invite you to break bread with them on May 25th 2019. The interfaith Iftar is being held to raise awareness and funds for Rohingya refugees who after having fled persecution, violence and genocide in Myanmar, are now settled in the world’s largest refugee camp in Bangladesh. OBAT Helpers, an Indianapolis based nonprofit, addressed this humanitarian crisis by providing initial relief to the refugees through distribution of meals and essential items of daily living, followed with expansive efforts to rebuild their lives through provision of shelters, education, empowerment opportunities and health care.
Iftar or breaking of the Ramadan fast will take place at 9:01 pm. This evening meal will be preceded by an hour long program in which you will hear from representatives of the sponsoring organizations and learn about the impact of the Rohingya crisis.
We hope that you will join us on this inspirational evening to stand with Rohingya refugees.
On World Refugee Day, we celebrate the courage and strength of refugee newcomers and the many gifts they bring to our communities. Join us for a reggae party to honor the day!
DJ Andy Capps and friends will spin reggae and global music that will have you dancing all night long. You will also find plenty of delicious food, great local beer and wine, and opportunities to engage with Exodus!
The event is family-friendly and Exodus activities will take place between 4 pm – 7 pm. Be sure to chat with your refugee neighbors at our “Ask a Refugee” booth and learn more about how to support refugees locally and globally. We’ll also have Refugees Welcome t-shirts for sale.
The event is free, but monetary donations are welcome! All proceeds from refreshment sales and your donations will support refugee resettlement services in Indianapolis.
Event takes place at the Cottage Home Community Space at 714 Highland Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46202.