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  • MPAC Convention: Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers

    December 11, 2016
    The keynote speaker is Gold Star father, Khizr Khan. Our plenary session is based on Dr. Maher Hathout’s new book, “Inspiration from the Life of Muhammad.” We will also honor two unsung heroes, Rumana Ahmed and Sarah Sayeed. Join us! It's time to build bridges and break barriers.

  • Mentoring and Making a Way in Hollywood

    October 27, 2016
    The MPAC Hollywood Bureau is offering a remarkable mentoring event for emerging writers, directors, filmmakers and producers to gain insights from leaders in the entertainment industry on moving your unique projects forward.

  • Job Opening: Visual/Graphic Designer

    August 22, 2016
    Looking to use your design skills for more than selling widgets? Your passion for aesthetics and visual communication will directly affect our work in improving public perceptions and policies that impact American Muslims. Send us your portfolio!

  • The Purpose of a Family Entertainment and Faith-Based Summit

    August 9, 2016
    In the wake of “The Passion of the Christ,” Hollywood crunched the numbers and started to look at the faith-based market more carefully. In the years that followed, every studio opened a faith-based division.

  • How the Khans Inspired Hollywood Muslims to Stand Up and Be Counted

    August 4, 2016
    Donald Trump’s recent attack on Ghazala and Khizr Khan, the Gold Star parents of a fallen Muslim soldier, has sparked a national outcry and an all-out crisis within the GOP.

  • Hollywood Looks for Higher Ground in Film and TV

    July 29, 2016
    Faith, religion, existential and eschatological issues are popping up everywhere in Hollywood from Fox’s new panel talk show, “The Preachers” to films such as “Heaven Is for Real” and “Miracles From Heaven.”

  • Apply for LA & DC Internships

    February 9, 2016
    MPAC interns are considered an integral component in fulfilling the goals of the organization. MPAC focuses on promoting positive and accurate public discourse and Islam and Muslims.

  • Finding Hope at Sundance

    February 9, 2016
    With anti-Muslim sentiment on the rise, it is sometimes hard to find reasons to be excited and hopeful. The entertainment industry has not historically been kind to Muslims and many other underserved communities, often portraying us in negative, flat, and stereotypical roles.

  • Overcoming Xenophobia: Lessons from the Catholic, Mormon & Jewish Experiences

    November 22, 2015
    Learning to overcome "the fear of the other" from those who have gone through it. This session is intended to help American Muslims develop an effective strategy in countering Islamophobia along with other Americans and not as an isolated community.

  • Muslims On Screen: Is It Getting Any Better?

    November 13, 2015
    Concerned about Hollywood portrayals of Islam and Muslims? You're not alone! We'll be speaking with working American Muslim filmmakers, actors, talent managers and new media creators. They'll share experiences of both challenges and progress in the industry, as well as practical ways we can make an impact on Hollywood too.

  • #ArtForHumanity Contest Submission Deadline

    November 9, 2015
    We’re inviting artists to enter our “Art For Humanity” contest. Submit your original piece of art that answers the question: What is the current state of the human race? The Top Winner gets a very exclusive opportunity!

  • Let's Be Honest: Candid Conversations on Sensitive Issues

    November 8, 2015
    We feature a diverse group of Muslim professionals, activists and student leaders to discuss sensitive issues in Muslim communities, including mental health, identity and Islamophobia.

  • Donate Your Zakat to MPAC Foundation

    July 10, 2015
    As Ramadan approaches, we look to the Quran for guidance in fulfilling our oblications for giving zakat (alms). Every year, many questions arise about who and what organizations can receive zakat. Surah At-Tawba speaks about zakat in a practical way and clearly outlines the paramenters.

  • Safe Spaces Initiative Community Forum

    March 29, 2015
    MPAC will be co-hosting a discussion at the Islamic Center of Southern California on March 29 from 12 PM to 1 PM. The event is open to the public.

  •  Leadership Summit

    February 22, 2015

  • Islam in America: Celebrating the Contributions of African American Muslims
  • The Crisis of ISIS: The Community's Role and Response
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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