Rohingya Rally


Oregon united for Rohingya
Sunday, September 24th, 2017, 1:30 p.m.

Pioneer Square: 701 SW 6th Avenue, Portland, OR 97205

We're asking Oregonians of every faith, of all our robust nationalities and ethnicities, to next Sunday's expression of reassurance to all our Rohingya families, that they are loved and respected by all of us.

This will also be a deep, wide, and clear condemnation of the nation of Myanmar's military and political leaders.

Burning the homes, mosques, and businesses of vulnerable Rohingya ethnic minority families; murdering boys and men, sexually assaulting girls and women, then expelling an entire Muslim community from Myanmar, violates all norms of international law and every American's sense of decency. We ask participants to bring banners or signs expressing our respect and affection for all humanity, particularly for Myanmar's and America's Rohingya communities.

Click HERE for the Flier.

Intergenerational Dialogue - Dr. Gene Meieran and Commissioner Sharon Meieran


Intergenerational Dialogue: Father and Daughter reflecting on their life journey

Saturday, October 14th, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
MET Community and Educational Center: Al-Madinah Hall
10330 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Tigard, OR 97223

Gene Meieran received his B.S. Degree in Metallurgy from Purdue University in 1959 and his Doctor's degree in Material's Science from MIT in 1963. He joined Fairchild Semiconductor R&D in 1963, specializing in analysis and characterization of semiconductor device materials, and joined Intel in 1973 as Manager of Package Development. In 1985, he was appointed as Intel, second Fellow, He was named Senior Intel Fellow in 2003. Click HERE for more.


Sharon grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. She graduated from UC Berkeley with Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Economics, and attended law school at Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. Sharon engaged in different practice areas of law, including general complex civil litigation, intellectual property law, and volunteering in children's advocacy, as a counselor on a child abuse prevention crisis line, in family law, and in class action litigation on behalf of children in areas of health, education and juvenile justice reform. Sharon subsequently attended UCSF medical school in San Francisco and now practices emergency medicine in Portland. Click HERE for more.


Please join us on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 and bring your favorite dish! We look forward to seeing you!

Press Release: MET President, Wajdi Said, Recognized with "Oregon Immigrant Achievement Award"


Press Release: MET President, Wajdi Said, Recognized with "Oregon Immigrant Achievement Award" at the American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Gala 2017, Building Bridges Not Barriers

Tigard, Oregon, USA ­10/19/2017

On behalf of the Muslim Educational Trust Board of Trustees and Board of Directors, we wish to extend our warmest congratulations to MET President and Co-Founder, Wajdi Said, for his unique and distinctive recognition with the "Oregon Immigrant Achievement Award," at AILA's Annual Gala 2017, Building Bridges Not Barriers. This special award recognizes Wajdi's special accomplishments and celebrates his significant and lasting contributions to the Oregon community.

We are especially proud and humbled by this well-deserved award, and look forward to the continued meaningful community work that heals and unifies our community in more ways than one under Wajdi's leadership. Immigrants are surely a source of great strength, resilience, compassion, d inspiration, and the building blocks that made our beautiful nation over the years into what it is today. In the words of Chanpone Sinlapasai-Okamura,"So proud of brother Wajdi for all of his love and commitment to our community. We are grateful that you are here and always giving your heart and soul to make us better."

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is the national association of immigration lawyers established to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members. The Oregon Chapter of AILA has over 190 members in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and other U.S. states.