Last Chance to Buy Your Tickets to MPAC Media Awards Gala on Sunday, June 1st

May 29, 2008

Its your last chance to purchase your tickets to MPACs 17th annual Media Awards Gala Dinner, honoring voices of courage and conscience, on Sunday, June 1st at the Disneyland Resort & Hotel in Anaheim, CA.

Tickets are no longer available online. Call 213-383-3443 to purchase your tickets now. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

This years honorees include film producer Omar Amanat, executive producer of "The Visitor" and "Darfur Now", the groundbreaking CW Network sitcom "Aliens in America", and Morgan Spurlocks newest documentary Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden.

During the dinner, MPAC will also recognize emerging filmmaker Lena Khan, winner of LinkTVs One Nation, Many Voices short video contest with her video called A Land Called Paradise.

"We are thrilled to be able to recognize these talented and inspirational voices for bringing humanizing and multi-dimensional portrayals of Muslims to millions of television and film viewers," said MPAC Executive Director Salam Al-Marayati.

In an effort to promote positive and accurate portrayals of Islam and Muslims, MPAC each year recognizes voices of courage and conscience who are the best in their field. Since 1991, MPAC has honored artists, actors, authors, and activists for their artistic contributions to promoting diversity and inspiring action. Past recipients include "Little Mosque on the Prairie", "An Inconvenient Truth", "Syriana", "Paradise Now", South Asian rock band "Junoon" founder Salman Ahmad, Morgan Spurlock for the "30 Days" episode "Muslims and America", the Allah Made Me Funny Muslim Comedy Tour, director Spike Lee, author Karen Armstrong, NBA star Hakim Olajuwan, Yusuf Islam and the producers of VH1's "Behind the Music," Michael Moore, and Alec Baldwin.

Launched last spring, MPAC's Hollywood Bureau provides expertise and consultation to television networks and film studios in order to enhance accuracy and sensitivity of portrayals related to Islam, Muslims and related issues.

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