Bridging Communities will hold a fundraising Iftar dinner on Thursday, June 16, at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, 244 S. San Pedro St. in Little Tokyo.

Iftar is a meal served at the end of the day during Ramadan, to break the day’s fast.

Learn about Ramadan and the Bridging Communities program from founding members, including organizers traci ishigo and Sahar Pirzada, and enjoy performances by Tanzila Ahmed and traci kato-kiriyama.

Recently awarded by the National Park Service Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant, the JACL-Pacific Southwest District and CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) Greater Los Angeles Chapter announce the new rendition of the Bridging Communities Solidarity Arts Fellowship.

Informed by the experiences of Muslim and Japanese American communities during times of war in the United States, the Bridging Communities Fellowship strives to promote and strengthen the opportunities for young Muslim and Japanese American leaders to connect across similarities and differences, in order to build understanding, consciousness and greater solidarity amongst our communities.

The Bridging Communities Fellowship provides leadership development, mentorship from community leaders, opportunities for activist-driven artwork, and meaningful experiences for intercultural relationship-building through various workshops and field trips that examine sites of power, control and liberation.

Registration at 6:30 p.m. Program from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $20. To register, go to:

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