Updates

  • Honoring LA's First Responders

    January 17, 2020
    As the severity of wildfires in California continue to escalate, first responders from the Los Angeles Police Department and the Fire Department are risking their lives to save others. We joined the Aga Khan Council for the Western United States and the Ismaili Community to commemorate their exemplary service.

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  • Call for Nominations for 2020 MPAC Media Awards

    January 13, 2020
    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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  • Los Angeles’ Immigration Summit

    January 10, 2020
    Attended by civic leaders, non-profit leaders, and Los Angeles’ interfaith community, this one-day summit hosted by CCF and USC’s Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration provided a forum for dynamic discussion on how the political climate is impacting immigrants and how NGO’s are responding.

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  • The 2020 US - Iran Crisis: Using Our Access to Protect the Community

    January 9, 2020
    As tensions with Iran have escalated, we've doubled down on our efforts to protect American Muslims through our time-tested relationships with civil servants in key government institutions. Here’s how we leveraged our access in government in the past few days.

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  • From New Zealand to Hollywood & DC, here's what you missed...

    December 12, 2019
    The past few months have been busy at MPAC. From training Muslim writers in Hollywood and being present in critical conversations across the globe to highlighting the intersectionality of our common causes, we are working to ensure that America is enriched by the vital contributions of American Muslims.

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  • SCOTUS Currently Hearing Oral Arguments on DACA

    November 12, 2019
    The U.S. Supreme Court is currently hearing oral arguments on the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. They will decide whether to uphold the program or continue to separate families across the country. This is about people, not politics. Their decision will define our nation.

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  • Our Concerns Over Google’s Recent Hire

    October 23, 2019
    Google's decision to hire Miles Taylor, who with Kirstjen Nielsen oversaw the implementation of the Muslim Ban, the Public Charge rule that was ruled unconstitutional in federal court, and family-separation policies, casts serious doubt on their commitment to make good on the responsibility they have to their partners and to all who use their services. Learn more in this week's DC News and Views.

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  • 'Rules of Engagement' at Zaytuna College

    October 18, 2019
    A compelling panel discussion was held by Zaytuna College about the benefits of engaging with political authorities to effect social change. Our President, Salam Al-Marayati joined this thought-provoking conversation along with Hamza Yusuf, Qamar ul-Huda, and Hala Hijazi, in hopes that it could help all of us think more deeply about how our collective efforts can serve common goals.

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  • 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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