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Human dignity is a God given right to everyone who breaths, to live, to truly be free and embrace freedom and liberty in its true sense. This day is dedicated to the people, La Raza, the folks who are struggling, but also the people who have tremendous resilience, in an effort to create real change and give voice to the voiceless.
Day of Dignity is the essence of community service, giving, respect and selfless contributions to our brothers and sisters of all walks, all faiths, all colors. Northside stand up, Twin Cities stand up, we will never turn our face in the face of injustice.
Day of Dignity is a place of spirit, energy, vibrations, effort, love, pure friendship, building, service and so much more. Come experience smiles, movement, sound, music, poetry, dance, conversation and unity, unity, unity.
We are in this together, we can only be strong United, our community needs us, Day of Dignity will need us. Come out no matter whoever you are.
From Los Nativos, Niles, The Lioness, House of Dance, Voice of Culture, Kanu M, Dan Speak, Truth Maze, DJ Francisco, volunteers, and the people's energy.. Peace Love and Respect!
Free Clothes Give-A-Way
Free Hot Meals (1,000)
Free Health Screenings, Message & Alt Healing Services
Free Fresh Food Give-A-Way (30,000 lbs)
Free Legal Clinic
Free Hygiene Packs (1,000)
Free Youth School Packs (800)
3on3 Basketball Tourney & Mini B-Ball Clinic
Youth Zone Fun Town
Free Entertainment from Local Artists
and Much More.....
| Deejay Mixing & Cuttin By DJ Dan Speak (KMOJ) | Amazing Hosting By Truth Maze |
A Spectacular Headlining Performance By Los Nativos and several special guests!
Our History: Twin Cities Day Of Dignity
For the past 25 years Masjid An-Nur has serviced the North Side of Minneapolis and neighboring cities with a food shelf, Hot Meals program, winter gear and house hold items for give a ways once a month and sometimes twice a month... all for free. 5 years ago the Al-Maa'uun (Neighborly Needs) Program was created as our Social Services Division, at which point we established a partnership with Islamic Relief USA (a national and international organization that does what we do but on a grander scale).
We then joined them in an event they had already been doing for a few years called Day of Dignity. At that time DOD was a day where 14 cities nationwide gave away items, provided needed services, and feed people in need within their respective communities. When we joined the Islamic Relief USA effort we also brought in a twist that changed the dynamics of the event and made it about bringing unity to our community the best way we know how... through Music.
Brother Ali is a member of Masjid An-Nur Mpls and he really brought the whole entertainment piece to life with his influence within the music community here in Minnesota and worldwide. Brother Ali brought artists he had worked with like Freeway, his crew from Rhymesayers Entertainment, and several local artists that were just breaking on to the scene. Well to say the least our Twin Cities Day of Dignity is now one of the largest events out of each of the DOD city events.
We serve between 1200 to 1500 households at the Day of Dignity event alone, and this year we will be combining DOD with a 20,000+ lbs food Give-A-Way that usually services around 2000 households. During Thanksgiving and X-Mas we also do 40k to 60k lbs giveaways, however we knew that would be too much for DOD since something that big is an event in and of its self. So as you can see, we are always looking to give more to do our part in lessening the burden to those in our community.
- DOD Committee Chair, Kamillah El-Amin