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MPAC 2021 Convention (full event)

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On December 7, 2021 By MPAC
00:00 The Story of US 08:12 The Mustard Seed Project 14:45 MPAC’s Healthcare Documentary Trailer 19:50 Dr. Islam - Faith and healing during a global pandemic 20:46 A message from our Board Chair 26:04 An Update on CLDP 35:55 An update from our Policy Bureau 46:01 An update on our Hollywood Bureau 01:03:10 Keynote: Jacob Blake, Sr. - I Stand for Him 01:08:00 President's Address Our collective experiences, journeys, and lives tell a magnificent story of the multigenerational marathon we have embarked on as a community. This story of America is also the story of Muslims. From the discovery of this land, to our constitution, and the epicenter of today's most important moments our tale is woven through the fabric of this nation; This is-- The Story of US. In adherence with Public Health & Safety guidelines, we are proud to produce our 21st Annual MPAC Convention: The Story of US as a virtual experience. From the comfort of your home (or a friend's) join us as we explore our contributions, and progress as Americans, as Muslims, as an organization, and as a vibrant and dynamic American Muslim community. Our lineup of speakers includes key figures in entertainment, the government, and civil society. From Actors and Film Execs, to Members of Congress and beyond, all of speakers are actively working to improve perceptions and policies that impact our community. We'll be sharing some exciting updates on our work this past year and for our road ahead. We are honored to announce our keynote speaker, Jacob Blake, Sr. (American Muslim activist) and father of Jacob Blake who's tragic shooting in Kenosha Wisconsin, has sparked a powder-keg of civil unrest. Mr. Blake's story is a testament to the universal and shared Islamic and American values of justice, equity, human dignity, patience, and unity. It is the story of an inflection point in America's history, an inflection in our history-- It is The Story of US. ---------- Subscribe to MPAC's channel: http://bit.ly/MPACYouTube Like MPAC on Facebook: http://fb.com/mpacnational Follow MPAC on Twitter: http://twitter.com/mpac_national Follow MPAC on Instagram: http://instagram.com/mpac_national Visit MPAC's website: http://mpac.org About the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) We improve public understanding and policies that impact American Muslims by engaging our government, media, and communities. Help us to continue this work by making a donation today: http://mpac.org/give.
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Moment to Act: The Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan

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On December 6, 2021 By MPAC
A Moment to Act: the Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan Even before the coalition withdrawal in August 2021, Afghanistan was enduring a drought, ongoing conflict, political instability, and a pandemic. The events of the last several months have exacerbated existing vulnerabilities and created a brand new crisis in the form of an economic collapse. Afghanistan is now facing one of the most pressing and avoidable humanitarian disasters of our time. This panel sought to discuss conditions on the ground, highlight channels for relief and aid that are proving effective, and explore how the world can and should act. MPAC and the Afghan-American Foundation hosted a 4 day virtual summit to discuss key issues relating to the crisis in Afghanistan and its impact in the United States. Empowering Afghans: Reframing the Narrative and Providing Support is a summit designed to elevate leading Afghan and Afghan-American voices. We identified tangible solutions and highlighted organizations doing critical response work in the United States and Afghanistan. ---------- Subscribe to MPAC's channel: http://bit.ly/MPACYouTube Like MPAC on Facebook: http://fb.com/mpacnational Follow MPAC on Twitter: http://twitter.com/mpac_national Follow MPAC on Instagram: http://instagram.com/mpac_national Visit MPAC's website: http://mpac.org About the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) We improve public understanding and policies that impact American Muslims by engaging our government, media, and communities. Help us to continue this work by making a donation today: http://mpac.org/give.
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A special message from Rep. Jamaal Bowman | 2021 MPAC Virtual Convention

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On December 5, 2021 By MPAC
At MPAC’s 2021 virtual event we heard from Representative Jamaal Bowman (NY-16), on his experience hosting one of our Congressional Leadership Development Program fellows this summer and the value this program brings to young rising leaders in public service. Learn more about the work of the Muslim Public Affairs Council at mpac.org. Please donate to continue this work at mpac.org/donate. ---------- Subscribe to MPAC's channel: http://bit.ly/MPACYouTube Like MPAC on Facebook: http://fb.com/mpacnational Follow MPAC on Twitter: http://twitter.com/mpac_national Follow MPAC on Instagram: http://instagram.com/mpac_national Visit MPAC's website: http://mpac.org About the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) We improve public understanding and policies that impact American Muslims by engaging our government, media, and communities. Help us to continue this work by making a donation today: http://mpac.org/give.
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A special message from Rep. Rosa DeLauro | 2021 MPAC Virtual Convention

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On December 5, 2021 By MPAC
At MPAC’s 2021 virtual event we heard from Representative Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), on her experience hosting one of our Congressional Leadership Development Program fellows this summer and the value this program brings to young rising leaders in public service. Learn more about the work of the Muslim Public Affairs Council at mpac.org. Please donate to continue this work at mpac.org/donate. ---------- Subscribe to MPAC's channel: http://bit.ly/MPACYouTube Like MPAC on Facebook: http://fb.com/mpacnational Follow MPAC on Twitter: http://twitter.com/mpac_national Follow MPAC on Instagram: http://instagram.com/mpac_national Visit MPAC's website: http://mpac.org About the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) We improve public understanding and policies that impact American Muslims by engaging our government, media, and communities. Help us to continue this work by making a donation today: http://mpac.org/give.
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MPAC’s “The Healer” Short Documentary Trailer | 2021 MPAC Virtual Convention

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On December 5, 2021 By MPAC
This year MPAC’s Hollywood Bureau produced a short documentary created through MPAC’s Mustard Seed Project. Which leads the viewer through the world of a remarkable Muslim doctor building bridges in heart of the evangelical community of Texas. This documentary features the important contributions of Muslim healthcare workers, through the story of Dr. Ebtesam Islam, a Muslim doctor who works in the community of Lubbock, Texas the same community she was raised in. At MPAC’s 2021 virtual event we released the trailer for the upcoming documentary. Learn more about the work of the Muslim Public Affairs Council at mpac.org. Please donate to continue this work at mpac.org/donate. ---------- Subscribe to MPAC's channel: http://bit.ly/MPACYouTube Like MPAC on Facebook: http://fb.com/mpacnational Follow MPAC on Twitter: http://twitter.com/mpac_national Follow MPAC on Instagram: http://instagram.com/mpac_national Visit MPAC's website: http://mpac.org About the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) We improve public understanding and policies that impact American Muslims by engaging our government, media, and communities. Help us to continue this work by making a donation today: http://mpac.org/give.
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Supporting emerging talent | 2021 MPAC Virtual Convention

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On December 5, 2021 By MPAC
At MPAC’s 2021 virtual event, we were joined by Josh Welsh, President of Film Independent, who spoke on the crucial work we are partnering with them on to to support Muslim American screenwriters working in Film or Television. Learn more about the work of the Muslim Public Affairs Council at mpac.org. Please donate to continue this work at mpac.org/donate. ---------- Subscribe to MPAC's channel: http://bit.ly/MPACYouTube Like MPAC on Facebook: http://fb.com/mpacnational Follow MPAC on Twitter: http://twitter.com/mpac_national Follow MPAC on Instagram: http://instagram.com/mpac_national Visit MPAC's website: http://mpac.org About the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) We improve public understanding and policies that impact American Muslims by engaging our government, media, and communities. Help us to continue this work by making a donation today: http://mpac.org/give.
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A special message by Saul Anuzis, Republican Strategist | 2021 MPAC Virtual Convention

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On December 5, 2021 By MPAC
At MPAC’s 2021 virtual event we were joined by Saul Anuzis, Republican Strategist who spoke on how the story of American Muslims has played a great role in our civil discourse and the important role and contributions of American Muslims to our society. Learn more about the work of the Muslim Public Affairs Council at mpac.org. Please donate to continue this work at mpac.org/donate. ---------- Subscribe to MPAC's channel: http://bit.ly/MPACYouTube Like MPAC on Facebook: http://fb.com/mpacnational Follow MPAC on Twitter: http://twitter.com/mpac_national Follow MPAC on Instagram: http://instagram.com/mpac_national Visit MPAC's website: http://mpac.org About the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) We improve public understanding and policies that impact American Muslims by engaging our government, media, and communities. Help us to continue this work by making a donation today: http://mpac.org/give.
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