The Midwest Alevi Cultural Center (MACC) is a non-profit organization aimed at bringing together people residing primarily in Chicago-Illinois and the Midwest region of the United States who are attached to the Alevi-Bektashi path as a belief-system and/or a cultural identity.
Its main goal is the preservation, and transmission to younger generations born and growing up in North America, Alevi-Bektashi beliefs and cultural values, and to advocate for the religious freedoms and democratic rights of Alevis-Bektashis.
We meet at the end of this fast to commemorate Hz. Huseyin and those who were martyred during the battle of Kerbela in pursuit of justice. At the conclusion of the fast, a special food dish called Ashure is prepared from a variety of grains, fruits and nuts, 12 in number to represent 12 imams.
We will not be able to gather as a community due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, we will still cook and share Ashure (will be packaged in individual containers), and it can be obtained between 1-5 PM on August 29th, Saturday from the address specified in the flyer.