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Posted on: April 27, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Diversity Commission To Host Guest Speaker

The Mountlake Terrace Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission has scheduled a meeting for 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28 in follow up to the meeting cancelled last week.

Wednesday’s agenda includes guest speaker Shaykh Umair Ahmed, who will be speaking with the Commission about the local Muslim community as well as Ramadan, the most sacred month of the year in Islamic culture and Eid-al-Fitr (Festival of the Breaking of the Fast), a three-day long celebration following Ramadan. 

Originally from Denver, CO, Shaykh Umair moved to Seattle and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Central Washington University. As a student, he served as President of the Muslim Student Association (MSA) at North Seattle Community College where the club was awarded the Most Active student organization on campus. Shaykh Umair later served two years as President of MSA NorthWest and became a key contributor to Islamic Quiz of Seattle. He began serving the greater Seattle community in 2015 through the Mihraab Foundation as a Resident Scholar and Youth Director. In 2017, he began teaching at Cordoba Academy, a private school in Mountlake Terrace, and he is now Executive Director of the Mihraab Foundation.

To listen to the April 28 special meeting via telephone, call 1-253-215-8782. To watch the meeting online: 1) Go to; 2) Enter meeting ID (821 9555 6243) and click “join” (you will be prompted to install the Zoom application if you do not already have it); and 3) Enter password (04 28 21). 

To ask a question or provide comments, please use the “hand raise” tool within the Zoom application. Depending on your device, you can find it by clicking the “participant”, “reaction”, or “more” tabs. Or, if participating on the telephone, press *9 to raise your hand.  Once you are recognized to speak, the Commission will unmute you or if on the telephone, please press *6 to unmute yourself.  

The Commission hopes to schedule regular speakers to continue educating themselves and the community about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion topics. For more information about the city’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission, visit the city’s website at or email


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