Updates

  • Resisting war, protecting Muslims, television festivals and more!

    June 28, 2019
    From pushing back against war-mongering, protecting Muslims and communities of faith, elevating American Muslim voices at television festivals, and more, see what we've been up to over the past month in this June's iMPACt Brief.

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  • Amplifying American Muslim voices at the ATX Television Festival

    June 28, 2019
    For the first time ever, Muslim voices were heard at the ATX Television Festival where MPAC’s Hollywood Bureau hosted a panel.

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  • Task Force Protecting Houses of Worship

    June 28, 2019
    In response to the rising number of devastating attacks against mosques, synagogues, temples, and churches carried out primarily by white supremacists, we were asked to join and attended the first meeting of a task force intended to protect houses of worship. We will be advising the Department of Homeland Security and other law enforcement agencies on how best to protect Muslim communities and other religious groups.

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  • Los Angeles' Interfaith Security Taskforce

    June 11, 2019
    We are pleased to announce that we have been invited to participate in Los Angeles Councilman Paul Koretz's Interfaith Security Taskforce to protect houses of worship. Our involvement in this task force is one part of a much larger strategy on our part to ensure mosque safety and security.

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  • Tackling Online Hate Speech

    June 5, 2019
    For the last few years, We have been working with YouTube to ensure hate speech policies are updated to reflect the hate targeted communities deal with. Today, the video-sharing website announced updates to their hate speech policies designed to protect and ensure safety for their users.

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  • How We’re Confronting White Supremacy

    May 21, 2019
    Guest blog by Omar Ricci, MPAC Board of Directors "I testified as a witness at a congressional hearing yesterday on the threat of white supremacist hate crimes on Muslim communities and national security. In my testimony, I outlined the consequences of ignoring this threat and its real impact on American Muslims."

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  • Mosque Safety & Security

    April 30, 2019
    Following the tragic attacks in New Zealand, we want to make sure that our community is prepared for any risk in this busy time. Here are some things that you can do to enhance your safety and security.

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  • We've had a busy year so far!

    April 24, 2019
    From making strides against injustice on Capitol Hill to celebrating community and inclusion at our 28th Annual Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, it's been a busy month. See the highlights in this April's iMPACt Brief.

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  • 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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