Saturday, May 13th, 2017 - 5:30 p.m.
$40 per Person (Ages 10+). Dinner is included. Childcare will be provided for children under 10.
MET Community and Educational Center | 10330 SW Scholls Ferry Rd, Tigard, OR 97223
Free parking at Conestoga Middle School. Free shuttle service to and from MET Center.
Join us for a unique evening filled with cultural performances by students of the Islamic School of MET and Oregon Islamic Academy. Funds raised will support MET's educational scholarships as well as building bridges of understanding through silk road cultural diplomacy and positive integration programs for new immigrants and refugees.
We are delighted to host Mr. Tarek El-Messidi as our Keynote Speaker that night.
In 2001, soon after the 9/11 tragedy, Tarek co-founded the Fast-a-thon: an interfaith event that raises money to feed the poor by asking non-Muslims to try fasting for a day with their Muslim peers in Ramadan. The Fast-a-thon's slogan is "Go Hungry for a Day so Someone Else Won't Have to." Within a few years, the Fast-a-thon went viral, spreading to 300 college campuses and 14 Google headquarters worldwide. It has raised over $2 million to feed the hungry worldwide.
In 2010, a few years after earning an MBA and beginning work as a manager at Procter & Gamble in Ohio, Tarek founded CelebrateMercy: a 501(c)(3) non-profit that teaches about the Prophet Muhammad's life and character through webinars, short films, events, and social media (see one of their trailer videos here). CelebrateMercy has reached millions of people and its Facebook page has grown to over 630,000 Likes.