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Intersectional Solidarity in Animation: Telling BIPOC Stories Together

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On January 28, 2022 By MPAC
BIPOC creators joined MPAC's Hollywood Bureau at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival for a conversation exploring how we harness intersectionality and use it as a superpower. This panel featured Taylor K. Shaw (Founder & CEO, BWA Studios), Priya Desai (BWA Executive Producer & Independent Creator), Fatimah Abdullah (Executive Producer), and Moderator Rukayat Giwa (Creative Artists Agency). The conversation explored how we harness intersectionality, using it as a superpower to unite us around bolder and culture-shifting storytelling. Opening remarks by Sue Obeidi, Director of MPAC's Hollywood Bureau. ---------- 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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Multifaith Leaders Join In Solidarity In The Wake Of Colleyville

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On January 23, 2022 By MPAC
In the wake of the attack on the synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, a group of multi faith leaders will join together in solidarity to protest hate, violence, and polarization. "The scourge of antisemitism in the world today requires vigilant attention and concerted action by all people; the responsibility does not lie just with Jews," said Salam Al-Marayati, President of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. “The Jewish community knows that it’s safety is dependent on the solidarity of the Muslim and Christian communities. We will not let the acts of one person harm that, nor will we defame a whole community based on the acts of an individual,” said Rabbi Aryeh Cohen, Rabbi in Residence at Bend the Arc: Jewish Action. ---------- 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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The Challenges and Opportunities around Building Afghan and Afghan American Narratives

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On December 9, 2021 By MPAC
The Challenges and Opportunities around Building Afghan and Afghan American Narratives Afghans and Afghan-Americans once again find themselves at an inflection point. One of the factors that could help pave the road ahead of them is the narrative that is shaped and curated about their history, their experiences, and their identities. This panel discussed the various ways in which narratives develop, the forces that drive them, and ways in which Afghans, Afghan-Americans, and their allies must engage to ensure a focus this work is done responsibly and without causing further harm. 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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Afghan Virtual Summit – Foreign Policy and Domestic Pragmatism: The Road Ahead

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On December 8, 2021 By MPAC
Foreign Policy and Domestic Pragmatism: The Road Ahead The role of US Foreign Policy in the current situation in Afghanistan is complex and spans decades. This expert panel sought to discuss the path that led to the current crisis but also explore what options and realities lie ahead from a policy perspective for the United States and for other stakeholders regionally and globally, including the Taliban who have assumed de facto control over Afghanistan. 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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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. 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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