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Students Hold Fastathon, Raise Funds and Awareness

Thursday, December 29, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jonathan Williford
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WashU's Muslim Student Association held a fastathon earlier this month to raise awareness about hunger about hunger and poverty in Saint Louis. About a hundred students from various faiths and backgrounds gathered in Holmes Lounge for Iftar--a meal held after sundown to break one's fasting. Other religious student groups showed up to learn and support, and MSA was able to raise over $2,000 for Project Downtown Saint Louis, a local nonprofit geared toward providing for the homeless citizens of the Saint Louis community. Senior Ervin Mohamed Gabir led the proceedings as President of MSA, while first-year scholar Ali Elahi led the prayer before the meal. Sophomore Giselle Fuselier shared insights on her inter-faith experience attending the event--all covered by Sophomore journalist and scholar Chalaun Lomax. You can read the full article online here. Kudos to these Ervin Scholars for embodied leadership, service, and diversity not only inside the classroom, but in their everyday lives!

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