“We are everyday people; we are your neighbors, eat a halal taco and get to know us. Fighting hate, one halal taco at a time.”
Ramadan 2019 CA State Tour Dates
May 18th 7pm ISLAH LA in South LA
May 24th 7pm ISOC in Garden Grove
May 31st 7pm Masjid Fresno
June 2nd 7pm Islamic Center of Temecula Valley
Latino Muslim Unity's coalition building works collectively to create a healing spaces by “breaking bread” together.
“Breaking bread” or having communal meals is a well recognized universal practice and unifying tradition across all religions and cultures for the purposes of fostering fellowship, understanding, building sisterhood and brotherhood.
#TacoTrucksAtEveryMosque is a community building partnership between "the taco truck at every corner", a halal meat market, a local Mosque and local Latino and Muslim communities to celebrate one another’s identity and tradition in the holy month of Ramadan.
#Tacotrucksateverymosque inspired a cultural revolution with their California Statewide tour, building brides by taco trucks across California mosques in the cities of Santa Ana, Garden Grove, Los Angeles, Saramento, Corona, Temecula, Yorba Linda, Riverside, San Diego and even crossing the Mexican border to a mosque in Rosarito fighting hate one halal taco at a time. This project has served over 90,000 halal tacos over the last two years and have inspired folks in Milwaukee and Texas to particpate in the grassroots LATINO AND MUSLIM coalition building movement.
The goal is to unite communities to learn from one another, heal and fight injustices facing both communities by redefining their identities through positive cultural change. Together, Latinos and Muslims invite allies to build and empower communities that have been demonized by false narratives in the media and the Administration. Together, we aim to:
Shatter stereotypes of Muslim and Latino communities.
Decrease stigma between Latinos and Muslims in the Community.
Connect communities: Studies show if you know a Muslim or Latino, you are less likely to buy into the fear-mongering in the media
Educate communities to help better understand that Muslims are not monolith. Islam represents 1.5 billion people worldwide. The largest Muslim populaton worldwide are Asians and the largest Muslim population in the U.S. are African Americans who date back to before the founding of the United States. The fastest growing Muslim populations in America are Latinos.
Empower mosques and their neighboring communities to collectively encourage civic engagement, promote access to healthcare for all, turnout voters to the polls and build economic and community development