Wellesley Campus Police Host Iftar Feast on Campus
On May 19, Wellesley College Campus Police hosted its first iftar feast to break the daily fast that’s part of Ramadan observance with the student group Al-Muslimat. Ilyas Abu, a campus police patrol officer, organized the meal, which 14 members of the student community and four staff members attended.
”Last year when I started working at Wellesley, I noticed how diverse and inclusive this institution was,” Abu said. “This year, I wanted to find a way to expand our community efforts. With the support of Wellesley Campus Police Chief Lisa Barbin, we couldn't think of a better way than to celebrate the Holy Month of Ramadan with our Muslims students.”
The event was such a success that Al-Muslimat hopes to make it an annual event. Abu would like to expand Campus Police's iftar feast to also invite and include a variety of campus partners, such as the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, Residential Life, and others. To learn more about celebrating Ramadan at Wellesley College, visit Al-Muslimat’s website.