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  • Youth Involvement: The Forgotten Aspect of Policy

    April 22, 2015
    This past weekend, Riham Osman, MPAC’s Communications Coordinator spoke at the White House to a group of middle and high school Muslim girls. Organized by Rumana Ahmed, who also discussed her role as an American Muslim female leader, the speakers brought up issues relating to identity and bullying as a result of how the media portrays Muslims.

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  • Fear of the Unknown: How to Improve Perceptions of Muslims

    April 22, 2015
    People fear that which they don’t understand. So goes the axiom, and this was confirmed in a recent poll about American views of Islam by HuffPo/YouGov.

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  • Indiana and Religious Freedom for All

    April 10, 2015
    Indiana’s proposed Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) has stirred controversy in that it could make it easier for private entities to discriminate against minorities. The law would raise the standard of scrutiny for discrimination cases, defending potentially discriminatory actions in court under the guise of religious freedom.

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  • US Strikes Nuclear Deal with Iran

    April 3, 2015
    After months of hard bargaining, a nuclear deal with Iran was finally announced yesterday in Switzerland. While the deal may not achieve everything that the US or some of its allies want, it places real limits on Iran’s program and prevents Iran from building a bomb for at least the next ten years.

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  • Director of Media & Communications

    March 27, 2015
    Please send your resume, cover letter and writing samples to Jobs@mpac.org by February 15, 2015. No phone calls, please.

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  • Announcing the 24th Annual MPAC Media Awards

    March 25, 2015
    I’m happy to share with you that the 24th Annual MPAC Media Awards, honoring “Voices of Courage and Conscience,” will be held on May 2nd, at the Omni Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.

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  • February Media Appearances

    February 28, 2015
    In order to change the manner in which the media tells stories about Muslims, we need to speak out and share our perspectives on the issues that impact us most. Below, you will find our media appearances for the month of February.

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  • Setting the Record Straight on MSNBC, CNN and C-SPAN

    February 26, 2015
    Last week, the White House held its first summit on countering violent extremism (CVE), inviting communities, faith and civic leaders, where Vice President Joe Biden applauded MPAC’s Safe Spaces Initiative.

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  • MPAC Statement on Baltimore Uprising

    April 28, 2015
    Our deepest condolences go to the loved ones of Freddie Gray, who died, according to the Police Commissioner of the Baltimore Police Department, after he did not receive medical attention in a timely manner. We are incredibly disheartened by the news out of Baltimore and are calling for a calm dialogue to address the concerns.

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  • Safe Spaces Initiative Community Forum

    March 30, 2015
    Yesterday, MPAC achieved a milestone at the Islamic Center of Southern California (ICSC), where we held our first community forum about our Safe Spaces Initiative (SSI). Alejandro Beutel, author of the Safe Spaces Initiative toolkit and an independent researcher, presented the initiative to the ICSC community.

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  • Honoring Voices Who Empower the Voiceless

    March 27, 2015
    This year, we proudly presented our “Empowering Voices” award to Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Journalist and Producer of “Serial,” Sarah Koenig, and iconic civil rights leader, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA05), who received MPAC's “Lifetime Achievement Award.”

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  • Leadership Opportunities for Young American Muslims

    March 25, 2015
    We are so excited to announce that this summer, we have three opportunities for young American Muslims to become involved with MPAC! Our annual Young Leaders Summits are just around the corner and we’re also accepting applications for our summer internship program and inaugural Congressional Leadership Development Program (CLDP).

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