The Civil Rights Movement: Challenges and Realities of Yesterday and Today

January 14, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m.

The Muslim Educational Trust and Oregon Islamic Academy hosting Rukaiyah Adams, Chief Investment Officer at Meyer Memorial Trust, on “The Civil Rights Movement: Challenges and Realities of Yesterday and Today."

Rukaiyah Adams
Rukaiyah Adams
Chief Investment Officer at Meyer Memorial Trust

Teacher Julie Ahmed
Julie Ahmed
Muslim Educational Trust

Civil Rights Movement Event Flier Final

The Civil Rights movement that’s long advocated for the rights of all people both in the United States and globally continues today. Healing and unifying disparate communities still hurting from hundreds of years of systemic oppression and discrimination needs a collective effort from individuals, organizations, and government in order to fully address societal inequities and create more just societies. Discussing and reflecting on the connection between our history and our present and our future broadens our perspectives and moves us forward as a society towards becoming more loving, accepting, and inclusive.

Corporate Social Responsibility & Marketing

MET's February Community Forum Corporate Social Responsibility & Marketing with Mr. Marcelino Alvarez, Fresh Consulting
Saturday, February 8, 2020 5:30 p.m.
Muslim Educational Trust Community Center, Al-Madinah Hall 10330 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Tigard, OR 97223
Please bring your favorite no-pork dish. Event is family friendly and open to all

Monthly community forum and launch of MET's Professional Network Series 2020. The title of this month's talk is, Corporate Social Responsibility and Marketing: An Integrative Framework. Our speaker is Mr. Marcelino Alvarez, Chief Product Officer at Fresh Consulting, where he leads strategic initiatives that sit at the intersection of public policy, corporate innovation, and startup ecosystems. Winners of our 19th Annual Kareem Family Science Fair will also be recognized that evening with their cash prizes and personalized trophies, God willing. Please join us! About the MET Professional Network (MPN): MPN is a networking channel within the community to foster professional relationships and encourage a spirit of innovation. Our Goals are:

  • To drive economic development in the greater Portland area by promoting, connecting, and advocating professionals, businesses, and individuals with big ideas
  • To bring about dignity and empowerment to our community through small business entrepreneurship and micro-finance opportunities

Meet Marcelino Alvarez:

Marcelino serves as the Chief Product Officer at Fresh Consulting, where he leads strategic initiatives that sit at the intersection of public policy, corporate innovation, and startup ecosystems. Marcelino joined Fresh via acquisition of Uncorked Studios, a product design firm that he co-founded in 2010 and served as CEO. Uncorked began as a mobile design and development studio and expanded its core offering into emerging tech (IoT, AR, AI) over the years. They worked with innovation teams and product teams across industries and geographies, including Nike, Google, Facebook, and Samsung, as well as a number of nonprofits including the Bezos Family Foundation, the March of Dimes, Magnum Foundation, and Fringe Diplomacy. Prior to Uncorked, he served as Executive Interactive Producer at Wieden + Kennedy. He produced the Nike Chalkbot, a robot that printed messages of hope and inspiration on the Tour de France in 2009 and 2010. He's a co­founder of Safecast, an open data initiative to help residents of Japan report and understand the levels of radiation following the Fukushima earthquake and nuclear disaster, and Incúbate, one of the first design-thinking workshops in Havana, Cuba. He is also a co-founder of PIE Shop, a connected device incubator that is part of the Portland Incubator Experiment and is hosted at Autodesk's Oregon headquarters. He sits on the boards of the Freshwater Trust and PSU's Center for Retail Leadership. Marcelino enjoys chatting about baseball, public policy, urban mobility, and sustainable systems. His dream project that brings all these together involves getting the Marlins to relocate to Portland to reside in an eco-friendly waterfront stadium with a kayak pool in left field. He and his wife Margaret have a son Caleb (3), daughter Lucia (2), a dog named Luke, and a cat named Calvin. Thank you so much for your support, and we look forward to seeing you, in shaa Allah (God willing)!

Breaking Borders by Breaking Bread Forum


Vigil in Response to the First Baptist Shooting
Sunday, Nobember 12, 2017 4-6 p.m.
Muslim Educational Trust Community Center
10330 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Tigard, OR 97223

Refreshments provided.
Free to attend. Donations appreciated.

Breaking Borders by Bread Bread Together...Our November gathering will focus on the 100th anniversary of the ill-gotten Sykes-Picot Agreement of 1916 which secretly and arbitrarily redrew the borders of the Middle Eastern countries. The Agreement was made without regard to language, culture, tribal allegiances, or other critical factors. The pact was created to sustain the colonial dominance of England and France.