Updates

  • Interfaith Dialogue on Trump's Foreign Policy

    February 7, 2020
    What are the repercussions of Trump’s recent "peace plan" between the U.S. and Israel? Learn insights from our powerful panel with interfaith policy experts and advocates, Professor David Myers of New Israel Fund, Dr. Nayyer Ali, and Dr. Laila Al-Marayati at the Islamic Center of Southern California.

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  • The Charlottesville Case

    February 5, 2020
    Two and a half years following the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA, the case has yet to be heard before the courts. We joined Leo Baeck Temple and Integrity First for America to discuss the case.

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  • MPAC's fifth Sundance Film Festival

    January 30, 2020
    On the third anniversary of the Muslim Ban, we held a Social Impact Entertainment panel with Peace is Loud at Sundance. As one of the first entities to hold a conversation about diversity and inclusion at the festival - and the first Muslim organization to host a panel, we were thrilled to see 27 panels centered around projects created by or about marginalized communities.

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  • We Won't Stop Our Fight For Justice

    January 24, 2020
    In the three years since the Muslim Ban was introduced, the ultimate purpose of the action has become clear; that is, to ban Muslims from entering the country. This administration's actions since have confirmed some of our worst fears about the ban.

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  • MPAC's Hollywood Bureau in 2020

    January 22, 2020
    Our Hollywood Bureau is resolved to continue pushing toward more authentic and nuanced narratives as more underrepresented communities are being portrayed on television and film in 2020. Here are some of our exciting plans on the horizon for the new year.

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  • 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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  • US - Iran Crisis: How We're Protecting 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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