Eugene/Springfield–In July 2016, Catholic Community Services of Lane County honored Ibrahim Hamide with its annual Murnane Social Justice award. In this presentation for OLLI, he will talk about his efforts for social justice over the past 40 years.
Ibrahim Hamide was born in Bethlehem, Palestine, and came to the U.S. to attend the University of Oregon. Since then he has made Eugene his home. As a social justice activist he has served on the boards of many organizations, including the Eugene Human Rights Commission. He cofounded organizations examining the Arab/Israeli conflict, and makes presentations to groups and interfaith organizations about Middle East politics, religion, and culture. He helps Muslim and Arab Americans and immigrants become more culturally aware and skilled in their dealings with law enforcement and the judiciary. He owns and operates Café Soriah.