March 21, 2017
On an era of “alternative facts,” “fake news,” and “so-called judges,” we cannot stand on our soapbox and lecture about fairness. Political realities and data have shown this is not an effective strategy. We need to preach beyond the choir. Since President Trump’s election, MPAC has been working to reach those who are beyond our natural audience.
Updates from MPAC staff and our positions on policies and media that impact American Muslims.
March 21, 2017
March 3, 2017
MPAC was a corporate sponsor of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, held every year in Park City, Utah. As a part of that sponsorship, the Sundance Institute invited our Hollywood Bureau to host a panel discussion, making us the first Muslim organization to ever do so at this prestigious festival that draws industry decision-makers from all over the world.
February 27, 2017
This year’s Academy Awards honored an incredible slate of films that, in a reversal from last year, were not “so white.” MPAC congratulates the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for recognizing these stories, and the remarkable, nuanced performances by actors portraying characters that reflect the diverse stories of our increasingly intertwined humanity.
February 14, 2017
MPAC is aware and supportive of our partners in the field that have declined federal funds awarded by the Obama Administration to provide local American Muslim communities with the tools, staff, and resources to support their members, and enhance their overall safety, health, and resilience.
January 30, 2017
We demand the White House to immediately condemn yesterday’s shooting at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Center as an act of terror. The attack, which has resulted in six deaths, is a blatant violent hate crime. Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau has already issued a statement calling the shooting “a terrorist attack on Muslims.”
January 29, 2017
President Trump signed an Executive Order on Friday that bans citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries (Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen) from entering the United States for a minimum of 90 days. This includes immigrant and non-immigrant visa holders and aliens; in other words all individuals who are citizens of these countries and not U.S. citizens.
January 25, 2017
We are only five days into the Trump Administration and we are already seeing egregious and un-American policies being signed as Executive Orders. President Trump is expected to sign Executive Orders to institute a blanket suspension of visas for certain countries with majority Muslim populations and the suspension of the refugee resettlement program.
January 13, 2017
Investing in the health and resilience of our communities is a critical part of our preparation for what lies ahead. Today, the Obama Administration awarded MPAC a nearly $400,000 competitive federal public grant through the Office of Community Partnerships within the Department of Homeland Security. The funds will be used to provide local American Muslim communities in six pilot cities with the tools, staff, and resources to uplift and support their members, and enhance their overall safety, health, and resilience.
January 3, 2017
Over the past six months, reports of hate crimes have increased dramatically across the United States. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) reported on November 29 that they had received over 900 cases of “hateful harassment and intimidation” in the ten days following Election Day, more than the number of incident reports in a standard six-month period. These hate incidents most often consist of acts of vandalism or hate speech, with the most common location of these incidents has been K-12 schools and universities.
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MPAC Concerned with Inclusion of American Groups on UAE Terror List
November 19, 2014
Leadership Forum with American Muslim Communities
November 11, 2014
We're Bringing Hollywood to You
October 14, 2014
Supreme Court to Hear Holt v. Hobbs Religious Freedom Case
October 7, 2014
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