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Updates from MPAC staff and our positions on policies and media that impact American Muslims. 

  • 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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  • Watch Our Hollywood Work in Action

    December 19, 2017
    Laws protect us, but they don’t change hearts and minds. Stories do that. 2018 marks our 30-year anniversary. Will you support our work to transform the perceptions of Islam and Muslims? Please donate $250 towards our $100,000 year-end goal.

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  • What We Need is Moral Power Over Political Power

    December 14, 2017
    America is in a moral crisis; one that goes well beyond racism and Islamophobia. 2018 marks our 30-year anniversary. Will you support us as we continue to build a moral power base with allies of all creeds? Please donate $250 towards our $100,000 year-end goal.

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  • Now Hiring: Senior Director of Development & Marketing

    December 12, 2017
    This is an exciting opportunity to lead the development, marketing, communications, and brand efforts for MPAC.

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  • Meet Our Policy Intern, Charlotte Moreno

    November 20, 2017
    My name is Charlotte Moreno. I am a person of mixed-race: Latina and Caucasian. I was privileged to grow up in a relatively wealthy family and to blend into an upper class white community because I pass as white.

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  • Meet Our Policy Intern, Youssuf Hassan

    November 20, 2017
    My name is Youssuf Hassan, and I am from Cresskill, New Jersey. I am a student at American University, pursuing a B.A. in Business and Public Policy.

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  • One Thousand People, One Day of Learning & Action

    November 14, 2017
    Nearly 1,000 people gathered at our Convention on Nov. 5 for an extraordinary day of learning, advocacy and calls to civic action. Our nation is in the midst of a moral crisis, and this year’s Convention challenged us to respond with a moral voice by playing an active role in bridging the divides of religion, race and politics.

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