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

  • MPAC Convention: Logistics & Details

    November 3, 2017
    Our 17th annual Convention will be held this Sunday at the Westin Bonaventure hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Here are logistical details you should know about program times, parking, prayer, childcare, additional tickets and more.

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  • It’s Been a Busy Couple Weeks!

    November 2, 2017
    We convened some of the largest law firms to discuss legal and political strategies to respond to challenges facing American Muslims, organized a policy forum to examine how countries are using blasphemy laws to stifle dissent, shared guidelines on religious freedom with the DOJ, and took collective action against the #MuslimBan.

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  • What Brings You to Your Feet?

    October 31, 2017
    We have several exciting updates about our annual Convention! Rev. Dr. William Barber will be our keynote speaker. He will be joined along with Dr. John Esposito, Comedian Mo Amer and our "Changemakers" Dr. Heather Laird, and Steve and Judy Gilliland.

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  • A Convention Update Months in The Making

    October 21, 2017
    There’s no getting around it. Our society is becoming more divided along ideological lines on issues pertaining to religion, race, or politics. That is precisely why we have spent the last several months planning a powerful, compelling and timely series of panel discussions at our upcoming Convention.

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  • Meet Our Policy Intern, Matthew Teitelbaum

    October 19, 2017
    My name is Matthew Teitelbaum, and I am from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I am currently a sophomore at George Washington University studying Geography, International Affairs, and Arabic Studies.

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  • Rev. William Barber to Keynote MPAC Convention

    October 17, 2017
    We have an exciting update for you! The speakers at our 17th annual Convention are champions of social justice, religious freedom and conscious activism. And we’ve added two more! We are proud that Rev. Dr. William Barber will be our Convention keynote speaker.

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  • Let’s Start Bridging the Divide

    October 10, 2017
    We’re just one month away from our 17th Annual Convention on Sunday, November 5th in Downtown Los Angeles. This year's theme is: Bridging the Divide: Religion, Race, and Politics. I’m excited to share our line-up of speakers who will join our timely, hard-hitting panel discussions including members of our inaugural Advisory Council.

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  • Celebrating Voices Championing Pluralism

    October 4, 2017
    Last week, we convened over 200 of DC’s most influential policy, media and community leaders at our 2017 Empowering Voices Awards. We honored three remarkable individuals who amplify and support the tireless work of advocates for diversity, pluralism and inclusiveness.

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  •  Families Are Being Torn Apart

    September 26, 2017
    Imagine being told that you could be deported from the only country you’ve ever known and sent back to a country you barely remember. Your family is ripped apart. That’s the fear weighing on the minds of nearly 800,000 young people, including undocumented Muslim youth. The Trump administration recently announced to end the protections of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

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  • Meet Our Policy Intern, Aiyha Abdelbagi

    September 14, 2017
    My name is Aiyha Abdelbagi, and I am from Khartoum, Sudan. I am currently a junior at George Mason University studying Government and International Politics.

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