Bronx Borough President Gibson Honors Muslim Leaders at Annual Iftar Dinner Dialogue

Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson honored Muslim leaders during an Iftar Dinner Dialogue on Thursday, March 14th, 2024, in the Rotunda of Bronx Borough Hall. The event was hosted in partnership with NYC Votes, Metroplus Health, ICNA Relief, the African Advisory Council, Fouta Halal Restaurants, Muslim advocates, faith leaders, and community partners as part of her annual Bronx Iftar Dinner Dialogue.

New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Chair of the Bronx Borough President’s African Advisory Council Sidiki Donzo, and NYPD Clergy Outreach Unit Detective Mohamed Amen provided remarks, joined by other prominent community leaders in attendance.

Council Member Yusef Salaam, representing a council district in West Harlem with a significant Muslim population, served as the Keynote Speaker. Yahay Obeid, Executive Director of the Bronx Islamic Center, acted as the emcee for the evening.

During the event, Borough President Vanessa Gibson recognized the contributions of several individuals, including Zara Kandic, a volunteer with “Collective Work of Sisters”; Selma Mujovic, a teacher and secretary at the Bosniak Islamic Center and Director of “Collective Work of Sisters”; Yahay Obeid, Executive Director of the Bronx Islamic Center and Air Traffic Controller with the Federal Aviation Administration; Gbenga Subair, Founding Member of the Mayor’s NYC African Council and Member of Community Board 12’s Economic Committee; and Ramatu Ahmed, Founder and Executive Director of the African Life Center.

The evening’s dinner and discussion, attended by over 200 guests, focused on strategies to engage the diverse Muslim community in the Bronx.

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