May 2021
Monthly News and Updates
Update - MCCT Shelter Serve Program

We have been able to balance Covid safety protocols while still serving the needs of our neighbors in need at Mercy Shelter in Hartford. Our monthly shelter serve program has continued throughout the pandemic. MCCT has coordinated the delivery of 120 boxes of hot food to the shelter each month. Thank you to all of our community members and supporters who have generously donated every month via the online sign up. We will continue to have food delivered until we hear from the shelters that it is safe to resume serving in person. If you are interested in donating towards the cost of the food boxes for the shelter, you may sign up via the link on our website, facebook page, or email announcement each month.
Review - MCCT Speakers' Bureau Events

April 24: UConn Social Resurgence of CT sponsored "Repression of Uyghur Online Conference". MCCT referred out to Justice for All, who provided a speaker, Servi Husayin of the Save Uyghur Project. Ms. Husayin is Uyghur herself and heads the Save Uyghur Project. 

May 22: Girl Scouts of CT, North Haven - Shanza Hussain, a CT teacher and member of the MCCT Speakers' Bureau spoke to a group of K-4th grade Girl Scouts in an online program involving a story, art activity, and discussion which centered around being Muslimah and the meaning of hijab. The program was very well received by the girls.

May 25: Seabury Adult Community, Bloomfield - Speakers Esam Boraey, Diana Hussain, and Reza Mansoor presented an online class discussing Reza Mansoor’s book Stigmatized, From 9/11 to Trump and Beyond - An American Muslim Journey.
Outside Events of Interest

Interreligious Eco-Justice Network:
It's almost June and the Earth is alive with new growth! Unfortunately, some of what is growing are invasive plants that are killing off our native ones. Want to learn how to tackle this problem? Come to a webinar on Thursday June 3 at 7:00 PM with expert Lydia Pan for "Identifying and Removing Invasive Plants." Lydia will tell us about the top 10 invasive plants in Connecticut and ways to remove them. Join us HERE. The event is free, but donations to the Interreligious Eco Justice Network (Irejn.org) to keep these webinars coming are most welcome. Come next Thursday, and be sure to grow native plants and trees in your yard for the pollinators!