Date and Time:
Open House at the Islamic Center-November 12th
I spoke with the Islamic Center of Fort Collins today, and they told me that the best way that we can be of help right now is to show up to an open house they will be hosting on the 12th of November. It will be from 10:30-1:00.
925 West Lake Street, Fort Collins
They asked that people dress modestly (Please cover legs, arms, bellies, etc. Please think conservative work attire) I asked about bringing food and they said that it would be most welcome, but please be culturally sensitive and do not bring anything with Pork or with Alcohol. If you come you are stepping into someone else's cultural space, please show respect for their values while you are there.
They said that people want to feel welcome, loved, and safe, especially the kids who are facing bullying in school. They said that there will be school representatives there as well as a few local officials, but the more the merrier. They did not say this but I want to reiterate it, please keep an open mind, an open heart, and a closed mouth. We will be there to show support, this is about them, not us.
If you want to make people feel loved and safe, if you want to link your community to theirs, this is a good way to go about it.
I will see you there.