BIG NEWS! Eid al-Adha & al-Fitr will be added to the official NYC Public School holidays! #EidInNYC
A critically important moment for our city & community – NYC has the largest public school system in the country, and Muslim kids make up over 12% of the student population.
As Linda Sarsour put it, “Muslim children will never again have to choose between faith and education” and despite the rise of bigotry and Islamophobia across America, as NYers we can be proud that our rich diversity is being reflected and acknowledged in a substantive way.
It took a long time – at least 8 years of hard advocacy from a coalition of dozens of diverse faith-based, civil rights, community and labor groups along with countless individuals for this to become a reality. Much respect to all who made this happen and thank you for your persistence and patience!