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.

"The Sultan and the Saint" Movie @ MET

Portland premiere of UPF's latest film
Thursday, November 16, 6:30 p.m.
Muslim Educational Trust
10330 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Tigard, OR 97223

Adult Ticket: $10
Student Ticket: $5

Please join us for the Portland premiere of UPF's latest film The Sultan and the Saint at Muslim Educational Trust. A docudrama film about Muslim/Cristian peacemaking narrated by Academy Award Winner Jeremy Irons.

During the Crusades, Saint Francis of Assisi risked his life by walking across enemy lines to meet the Sultan of Egypt, the Muslim ruler Al-Malik Al-Kamil. This remarkable encounter, and the commitment to peace of the two men behind it, sucked the venom out of the Crusades and changed the relationship between Muslims and Christians for the better.

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Basketball for Males @ MET

Open weekly on Fridays 7-10 p.m. $4 for 3 hours

MET Community and Educational Center
10330 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Tigard, OR 97223