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  • MPAC Condemns Horrific Peshawar Massacre

    December 17, 2014
    Yesterday, militants from the Pakistani Taliban attacked an army-run school in Peshawar, barbarically killing 141 people, 132 of them innocent children. This massacre is a stain in our world’s history and we express our unabridged condolences and solidarity with the families that lost their loved ones in this senseless act of terrorism.

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  • New Racial Profiling Guidance Remains More of the Same

    December 11, 2014
    This week, Attorney General Eric Holder released the revised “Guidance Regarding the Use of Race by Federal Law Enforcement Agencies,” expanding the guidance to now include a ban on religion, national origin, sexual orientation and gender. While this week’s release was welcomed by MPAC and other national civil rights and faith-based organizations working to improve federal profiling guidance, it included troubling exemptions and loopholes.

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  • Join Webinar with Anand Giridharadas, Author of

    December 2, 2014
    I want to share an extraordinary story with you about one of our Convention banquet keynote speakers, Rais Bhuiyan, a 'True American.' Days after 9/11, Rais was the victim of a hate crime and was nearly killed by Mark Stroman, an avowed “American terrorist.” After narrowly surviving the attack, Rais performed the Hajj (pilgrimage), undergoing a journey of soul-searching, mercy and forgiveness. That journey lead to the founding of his nonprofit, World Without Hate.

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  • Ferguson: Confronting

    November 26, 2014
    Last night’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson for fatally shooting 18-year-old unarmed Michael Brown came as an immense disappointment to many. There are on-going issues that we as Americans need to deal with as a result of years of institutional racism and systemic biases toward communities of color.

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  • Ferguson: Confronting

    November 26, 2014
    Last night’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson for fatally shooting 18-year-old unarmed Michael Brown came as an immense disappointment to many. There are on-going issues that we as Americans need to deal with as a result of years of institutional racism and systemic biases toward communities of color.

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  • Leadership Forum with American Muslim Communities

    November 11, 2014
    Every week is busy at MPAC, but last week was especially busy! For the past couple of years, the American Muslim community has been facing challenges regarding issues of national security, surveillance, foreign policy and public perception. The day following the midterm elections, American Muslims from around the country came together to strategize how we can collectively overcome issues that impact our communities. In partnership with the New America Foundation, we convened over 50 American Muslims from across the nation for a leadership forum called “Policy Challenges and Opportunities Facing American Muslim Communities.”

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  • Partnering with the State Department to Ensure Protection of American Muslims

    September 19, 2014
    Our National Policy Analyst Hoda Elshishtawy attended a meeting at the State Department this week regarding the protection of American Muslims traveling to Saudi Arabia for hajj. The impetus for the meeting was to prevent any attack on American Muslims while performing the hajj. Last year, a group of American Muslims from Michigan were harassed and attacked by a group of Australians. Read more to find out what happened at the meeting!

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  • ACTION ALERT: Meet with Your Representative in District Office During Congressional Recess

    July 31, 2014
    During the next few weeks, your senators and representatives will be home working in their district offices. Take advantage of the Congressional recess by reaching out to your elected official to discuss issues that are important to you. Here are some easy and effective ways to schedule a meeting!

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  • Join MPAC & the Islamic Arts Initiative for  ‘American Muslim Voices’

    November 11, 2014
    On Saturday, November 15 the Los Angeles / Islam Arts Initiative (LA/IAI) in partnership with the Muslim Public Affairs Council’s Hollywood Bureau (MPAC) present: American Muslim Voices. This day long showcase will explore narrative and documentary features and shorts made by and about American-born Muslims.

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  • We're Bringing Hollywood to You

    October 14, 2014
    This year, we will bring this important conversation to our annual convention, titled “America Deserves Better,” which will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center on Saturday, December 13. We will be hosting a not to be missed session titled: Collaboration or Cancellation: Shaping the Image of Islam & Muslims in Hollywood.

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  • MPAC Hollywood Bureau Hosting Actors Workshop

    September 22, 2014
    MPAC's Hollywood Bureau is hosting an actors intensive workshop at Scott Sedita Acting Studio in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 9 for those pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. The four-hour workshop will be taught by two of Hollywood’s most influential acting coaches, Scott Sedita and Mariko Ballentine. Sedita and Ballentine will share with the workshop participants ways to move their career forward and invaluable audition techniques that will get them noticed.

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  • Become a 'Film Independent' Member!

    August 29, 2014
    MPAC's Hollywood Bureau in partnership with Film Independent, invites you to save 15% off a Film Independent Membership from now until September 15, 2014! The membership originally costs $95, but as an MPAC supporter, your membership will cost just $80 for a year of these exclusive benefits. Film Independent Members can take part in year-round benefits for filmmakers and film lovers alike.

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