HILLSBORO, Ore- Community members and law enforcement officials throughout the tri-county area will convene this week for the eighth-annual Building Bridges of Understanding in Our Communities event on October 26, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This marks the first time the event will be held in person since 2019. It is open to the public and members of the media, prior registration is required. The summit is hosted by the Muslim Educational Trust (MET) in Tigard, Oregon. To register, please visit our website.

This year’s theme is “Confronting Bias Through Justice and Healing.” Criminal justice and community leaders will share perspectives in moderated panel discussions. Attendees will also explore the day’s topics in several moderated table discussions.

For seven consecutive years, leaders from public safety and civil society organizations have come together to build and strengthen trust in one another and to cultivate trust with the communities they serve. The annual event has been held at MET since its inception in the fall of 2016. Click here to view videos of prior events. To view a list of participating organizations, visit our website. Event sponsors can also be seen here.

For media inquiries or to book interviews with steering committee members, please contact Stephen Mayer of the Washington County District Attorney’s Office by emailing stephen_mayer@washingtoncountyor.gov or calling (971) 708-8219.

Media contact information
Stephen Mayer
Public Information Officer
October 23, 2023