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2019 New Person of the Year Award - Wasi Mohamed

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National Association of Letter Carriers Hall

841 California Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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The Thomas Merton Center is proud to present the 2019 New Person of the Year Award to Wasi Mohamed – an activist working to expand civil rights and bridge gaps between communities. We hope you will consider becoming an event sponsor or purchasing program book ads and tickets.

Wasi Mohamed is a life-long Pennsylvania resident. In 2015, Wasi was selected to be the Executive Director of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh where he worked to empower, educate, and unite the diverse community in Western PA through social services and outreach programs. Wasi was appointed to several groups by local leadership including the Commission on Human Relations and Welcoming Pittsburgh Commission in 2016 by Mayor Bill Peduto, was elected to the ACLU Pennsylvania State Board of Directors, and named the Executive Director of Engage PA, where he coordinated political education and organizing activities throughout the commonwealth. He was also appointed by Governor Tom Wolf to serve on the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs.

Currently, Wasi serves as the Pittsburgh Director of Community Entrepreneurship for Forward Cities. Forward Cities is a national capacity-building and learning network working within and between large and small cities to create more inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem development. Wasi dedicates himself to the health of Pittsburgh and its many communities. He builds leadership in the people around him and brings a compassionate spirit of understanding to every space he is in. Wasi is honored to receive the New Person Award the year after his fellow organizer, Monica Ruiz, received the 2018 New Person award.

Friday, June 7th is the deadline for including ads and sponsorship information in the program book. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door and, as always, we will accept donations towards scholarships providing free tickets to guests positively impacted by Wasi’s work. We thank you for any level of support you can offer, and hope to see you at the award celebration.

For more information visit: https://www.thomasmertoncenter.org/2019-new-person-of-the-year

Or contact us at Sponsorship@thomasmertoncenter.org.

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National Association of Letter Carriers Hall

841 California Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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