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RECENT NEWS

  • The times, they are-a changing on American-Israeli policy

    February 9, 2018
    A UN High Commissioner for Human Rights report concluded that: “The violations of human rights associated with the settlements are pervasive and devastating, reaching every facet of Palestinian life.”

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  • The State of a Fragmented Union

    February 1, 2018
    “Tonight, I am extending an open hand to work with members of both parties — Democrats and Republicans — to protect our citizens of every background, color, religion, and creed.” On Tuesday, President Trump delivered his first State of the Union to a divided nation.

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  • Pitting Poor Children Against DREAMers

    January 26, 2018
    Last week, Congress failed to pass a continuing resolution -- short term federal government funding -- before the January 19 deadline. The government shut down for three days, until Monday when the House and Senate both passed appropriations measures to fund the government for three additional weeks.

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  • Trump Cannot Continue to Hold DREAMers Hostage

    January 9, 2018
    Rather than voting before the winter break on a clean DREAM Act -- bipartisan legislation that would provide a pathway to citizenship for nearly 800,000 undocumented youth who were brought to the U.S. as children, lawmakers kicked it down the road to 2018.

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  • Call for Submissions: Short Film Fellowships

    February 20, 2018
    We are proud to announce a partnership with Mike Mosallam Productions (Breaking Fast, All-American Muslim) in seeking short film scripts from emerging Muslim voices and visionaries. Submissions are due March 16, 2018.

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  • Calling the Next Group of American Muslim Leaders

    January 11, 2018
    We're proud to announce that we are opening applications for our fourth Congressional Leadership Development Program (CLDP), in partnership with the Islamic Scholarship Fund. We are providing young American Muslims the opportunity and experience necessary to engage first-hand in our nation’s policy-making process.

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  • Whose ‘Voices of Courage & Conscience’ inspired you this year?

    January 8, 2018
    Since 1991, MPAC’s annual “Voices of Courage & Conscience” Media Awards Gala has honored artists, activists and executives who use art and media to create authentic, nuanced portrayals of Islam and Muslims, and promote diversity and social justice. This spring, we will celebrate our 28th Annual Media Awards. We need your input to identify creatives, executives or projects worthy of this honor.

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  • From MPAC intern to Policy Director

    December 27, 2017
    I still can’t believe that fourteen years ago, I was an intern at MPAC. Now I’m writing to you as the Director of Policy and Advocacy. As 2017 comes to a close, will you support our work of pushing back against divisive policies? Please donate $250 towards our $100,000 year-end goal.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Feb
    25
    Panel: Is there still a value to engaging the other? (NYC)
    Join us in NYC. Panelists Include: Rev. Chloe Breyer, The Interfaith Center Sarah Sayeed, Mayor De Blasio's Office Suzanne Schneider, Brooklyn Institute of Social Research Salam Al-Marayati, Muslim Public Affairs Council
  • Feb
    27
    Forum: Sectarianism and its Impact on American Interests (DC)
    This convening will be a nuanced, critical conversation of how authoritarian regimes in the Middle East utilize sectarianism as a means to expand their influence and power at the expense of Muslim communities.
  • Mar
    04
    SoCal Congressional Candidates Forum
    Join us on March 4th as we host a Congressional Candidate Forum for the 45th & 48th districts. This is a great way to learn about the candidates running for the 2018 election. The following candidates have confirmed their attendance: Dave Min (CA-45), Brian Forde (CA-45), Kia Hamadanchy (CA-45), Hans Kierstead (CA-48), Omar Siddiqui (CA-48), and Laura Oatman (CA-48).

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