Updates

  • A win against white supremacy

    March 27, 2019
    Facebook has announced that white supremacist groups are now labeled as Dangerous Individuals and Organizations on its platform. This is an important step for American Muslims and other marginalized communities affected by violence from white nationalists.

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  • Bernie Unites with our Community Against Racism

    March 25, 2019
    Following the terrorist attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders joined our interfaith and American Muslim community at the Islamic Center of Southern California. He’s the highest ranking US official to visit a mosque to pay his respects since the tragedy occurred.

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  • From New Zealand to Chicago

    March 17, 2019
    Nothing brings into focus the vulnerability of the world we live in so intensely like an event similar to the assault on the two mosques in New Zealand on March 15th. It is clear that the way forward through this chaos lies in bolstering our defenses with solidarity with our communities, and stronger integration with society at large.

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  • S.1 passes Senate, moves to the House

    February 5, 2019
    Earlier today, the Senate voted in favor of S.1, the “Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act.” The bill still needs to pass the House before it can be signed by the President.

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  • We’ve finally turned the corner in Hollywood

    February 2, 2019
    We constantly hear that Muslims are having a “Hollywood Moment” and at the Sundance Film Festival I really saw that tangible shift.

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  • Together we can defund the Muslim Ban

    January 29, 2019
    We held a Congressional reception with nearly a dozen Members of Congress who are actively working against this bigoted policy. Rep. Judy Chu and Sen. Chris Murphy, among our attendees, introduced new legislation to defund the ban. This bill will make the ban unenforceable.

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  • Hollywood: Our Plans for 2019

    January 18, 2019
    MPAC's Hollywood Bureau is taking a Muslim moment in Hollywood and turning it into a movement. Starting with a panel at the Sundance Film Festival to consulting on your new favorite streaming show, see what's in the works for 2019.

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  • Capitol Hill: Our Plans for 2019

    January 18, 2019
    This year we’re tackling a very busy legislative agenda. We’re focusing our advocacy efforts to impact policy that safeguards against discrimination and targeting based on what you look like or who you worship, and are providing meaningful resources to ensure your voice is heard and you’re prepared for the year ahead. Here are some of the things our policy team is focusing on in 2019.

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  • Serving American Muslims across the country

    January 11, 2019
    We are excited to announce three newly-elected board members who will bring their expertise, insights, and a breadth of perspectives from their communities in Washington DC and Michigan.

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  • Call for Nominations for 2019 MPAC Media Awards

    December 21, 2018
    Since 1991, the MPAC Media Awards has honored artists, actors, activists, and executives who use their craft to create authentic portrayals of Islam and Muslims, promote social justice, and inspire action. Who are the creatives, executives, and projects worthy of this honor next year?

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