Updates

  • White Supremacy to the Muslim Ban

    September 27, 2019
    From co-hosting two first-of-their-kind events - a Presidential Forum at ISNA and a Writers Guild Panel on Black Muslim Narratives, to one of our Congressional Leadership Development Program fellows, fresh out of this summer's program, passing legislation in the House of Representatives, see what we've been up to in this September's iMPACt Brief.

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  • Our Fight Against Bigotry Continues

    September 26, 2019
    As 2019 began, we established that two of our policy focuses will be to defund the Muslim Ban and to address the root causes of the rise in hate crimes - white supremacy. Nine months later, we've made significant strides. Here's a brief update on what we've accomplished.

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  • Rabia Osman: “Reflecting on my summer with CLDP”

    September 25, 2019
    This summer I had the extraordinary opportunity to serve as a Tech & Diversity Fellow in the DC Office of Congresswoman Yvette Clarke. From planning panels to passing bills in Congress, I would not have received this opportunity if I was not a part of MPAC’s Congressional Leadership and Development Program (CLDP).

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  • Faith-Based Community Safety and Security Symposium

    September 25, 2019
    With hate crimes at houses of worship hitting record levels, we joined a non-partisan task force advising the Department of Homeland Security and other law enforcement agencies on how best to protect American Muslim communities and other religious groups against the threat of white supremacist violence.

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  • Elevating Black Muslim Narratives at the Writers Guild

    September 6, 2019
    "People are hungry for a different type of story, a different narrative." Our Hollywood Bureau co-hosted a panel with MuslimARC on “Black Muslim Narratives in Entertainment” at the Writers Guild Foundation in Los Angeles that brought together Travina Springer, Nijla Mu'min, Qasim Basir, Aminah Bakeer Abdul-Jabbaar for a groundbreaking conversation moderated by Margari Hill.

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  • Presidential candidates bring 7,000 attendees to their feet

    September 4, 2019
    As a public policy organization, we engage with government officials to ensure equal rights and representation for American Muslims. In that role, we co-organized the first Presidential Candidates Forum with our partner Emgage USA at ISNACON in Houston that brought Senator Bernie Sanders and Julián Castro in front of 7,000 American Muslims. What followed inspired us all.

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  •  How We're Tackling White Nationalist Violence

    August 30, 2019
    It's critical that we come together and say "we will not be divided:" to counter white supremacy and write a new history together of an America where everyone has life and liberty. Beyond just a topic of conversation, we are working to ensure that, as a nation, we are addressing what is now a global epidemic, affecting religious and racial minorities, and attacking it from a messaging and legal perspective.

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  • Our Ethnonationalism Panel with JStreet

    August 10, 2019
    “Whenever anyone says ‘we are better than them’ THAT is ethnonationalism. It is that kind of racism that we’re all dealing with." The rise of rampant and violent nationalism deserves our focus and collective efforts to resolve. Nationalism isn’t just an American problem, it’s a world-wide phenomenon.

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  • Countering White Supremacy Forum with Rep. Adam Schiff

    August 6, 2019
    When we started planning a panel on countering white supremacy with Rep. Adam Schiff, we had no idea that the need for this conversation would be punctuated the way it was after a week of back to back mass shootings. Our panel on Monday, August 5th was exactly what we needed - an evening of hope, love, community and concrete actions that we can take together. 

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  • Lessons in Empathy from Father Greg Boyle

    July 24, 2019
    "A woman once told me that she was afraid of going to the margins because she wouldn't fit in there. I told her, ‘The minute it stops being about you, you won't be afraid.’” See the highlights from Homeboy Industries founder Father Greg Boyle’s “Battling our Biases” at the Islamic Center of Southern California.

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