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MPAC Announces ‘Safe Spaces Initiative’ – followed by Q&A with reporters

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On April 16, 2014 By MPAC
MPAC held a press conference alongside notable Muslim community leaders at the National Press Club to announce a new campaign to actively prevent violent extremism. Called the Safe Spaces Initiative, the campaign is the first major national grassroots effort to equip American Muslim community and campus leaders with practical tools for developing healthy communities as well as intervention strategies for troubled individuals. You can download the paper from the Safe Spaces website (mpac.org/safespaces).
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Convention Banquet: “25 Years on the Road Less Traveled”

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On December 23, 2013 By MPAC
Featuring highlights from MPAC's 25 years of service, the banquet showcased a poignant video sharing MPAC's early days with a modest $30,000 budget to today's major inroads in politics, media, law enforcement and interfaith work. A Community Leadership Award was presented to Judge Halim Dhanidina, the first Muslim judge appointed in California. The climax of the evening took place when three speakers stepped forward to honor the man who played a central with the establishment, growth & success of MPAC. This included poet and hip-hop artist Omar Offendum, who also performed one of Dr. Hathout's poems for the audience; Hoda Elshishtawy, MPAC's National Policy Analyst; and the Rev. Ed Bacon of All Saints Church, Pasadena. To continue the celebratory tone of the evening, the audience enjoyed the music and dance of AKNU. A trio of Muslim brothers from Los Angeles, AKNU is a high-spirited group that performed in the 2013 season of "The X Factor."
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Fast FWD: The Innovators Shaping Our Future – MPAC 2013 Convention

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On December 19, 2013 By MPAC
Part of MPAC's Convention, "Celebrating 25 Years on the Road Less Traveled," the "Fast FWD" session brought together some of the most promising social innovators, from Nadeem Mazen who successfully ran for public office to Khadija Abdullah who has made it a lifelong quest to educate Muslims about HIV and AIDS to Nadia Roumani who is working to reinvent Muslim philanthropy to Samia Al-Moslimany who is part of the campaign for women's rights in Saudi Arabia to Def Jam Poet Amir Sulaiman who talked about love as a driving force in art and self-expression. We highlighted American Muslims who are taking the road less traveled, sparking discussion and finding innovative solutions for our community and the nation at large.
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Session 3 – “Does Political Islam Have a Future?”

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On December 19, 2013 By MPAC
Part of MPAC's Convention, "Celebrating 25 Years on the Road Less Traveled," this session reviews global events shaping Muslim societies around the world, with a closer examination of how women and minorities are fairing. Renowned Georgetown University Professor Dr. John Esposito warned that authoritarianism will rise as a result of these movements failing in different countries. The other panelists, Dr. Hamid Mavani and Haroon Moghul, spoke on movements from the Middle East to Iran, and they highlighted the challenges facing those governments and Islamic movements. The panel was moderated by Dr. Laila Al-Marayati, chairwoman of KinderUSA and the former presidential appointee to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.
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Let’s Be Honest: The Arts, Identity & Activism – MPAC 2013 Convention

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On December 19, 2013 By MPAC
"Art is a message from the soul, wrapped in an envelope of beauty." ~ Dr. Hathout. Part of MPAC's Convention, "Celebrating 25 Years on the Road Less Traveled," the first session of the day began with some performances. Art conveys an understanding about Islam and Muslims in ways that academic papers and lectures never will. Using the arts to express a message is not a revolutionary idea; Muslims, throughout the centuries, have contributed significantly to various forms such as architecture, literature and music. Three performers, Omar Offendum, Aja Black and Big Samir of the hip-hop duo The ReMINDers, spoke about their journey in the arts, and how they have been able to influence others' perceptions about Islam and spirituality through their music. Moderated by Ahmed Younis, the session featured performances and a fascinating conversation where they were joined by Shaikh Yassir Fazaga of the Orange County Islamic Foundation.
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Pastor Rick Warren’s Tribute to Dr Maher Hathout

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On December 18, 2013 By MPAC
Pastor Rick Warren of the Saddleback Chuch has long been an interfaith ally of MPAC and Dr. Maher Hathout. Pastor Warren sent this beautiful message to MPAC for its tribute to Dr. Hathout at its 13th Annual Convention and Banquet on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at the Long Beach, CA, Convention Center
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