Humanity Day Award Ceremony, is the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh's (ICP) premier Outreach event.

Held annually, usually during the sacred month of Ramadan, it’s a time when ICP invites friends and neighbors of all faiths to share our Ramadan tradition while celebrating and honoring members of the Pittsburgh community who are helping to cultivate compassion and respect in their chosen altruistic professions.

Our keynote speaker this year is going to be Omar Khawaja, Omar Khawaja has spent 15+ years delivering, developing and managing security solutions for startups, service providers, consulting firms and enterprises. Omar is currently VP and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Highmark Health. Prior to Highmark, Omar was at Verizon Enterprise Solutions, where he had responsibility for their portfolio of security solutions with customers in 72 countries. Omar currently serves on the board of the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST), on the Governing Body of Evanta, on the CISO Workgroup of the BCBSA, and as adjunct faculty for the (CISO) program at Carnegie Mellon University. Omar is a speaker at industry forums and has also been quoted in media outlets such as Financial Times, NY Times and CNBC. Omar's certifications include CPHIMS, CISSP, and CCSK. Omar has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech and an MBA from University of Virginia's Darden School of Business


  • Welcoming Remarks by Malak Bokhari
  • Quran Recitation
  • Presentation by Imam Abdul Wajid
  • Guest Speaker Omar Khawaja
  • Presentation of Awards
  • Call to Prayer Maghrib (Evening) Prayer
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Betty Cruz
  • Community Empowerment Association
  • Jewish Women's Center of Pittsburgh 
  • Kenyon Bonner 
  • Squirrel Hill Health Center