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  • Charlottesville & Racism: A Discussion with Rev. Jesse Jackson

    August 20, 2017
    Join us this Sunday at the Islamic Center of Southern California from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM for a candid conversation with renowned civil rights activist, Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr.

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  • April 13, 2017
    Please join us for a roundtable discussion about the Japanese/Muslim American Experience, featuring MPAC's Marwa Abdelghani. This event aims to educate the public about the intersection between the Japanese and Muslim experience and spark a discussion about how we can avoid repeating history with current U.S. policies being implemented. The event will be held at Occidental College.

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  • April 6, 2017
    MPAC's Vice President or Strategy & Operations, Omar Noureldin, will be joining a distinguished panel of social justice leaders from the Latino, Japanese and Jewish communities to lead a discussion on historical discrimination and its implications today. The event will be held at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes.

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  • April 2, 2017
    Do you want to be more knowledgeable about the Trump Administration's proposed immigration and travel policies? Join us for a "Know Your Rights" workshop at the Islamic Center of Southern California, where we will provide information about rights relating to immigration, hate crimes, travel and technology privacy.

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    March 18, 2017
    MPAC Board Member Sadia Khosa will be joining the MCC Interfaith & Outreach Committee for a discussion to know what rights you have in the event that you are questioned by a police or federal agent, detained at an airport, etc. Join us for this vital event.

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  • Join Webinar with Anand Giridharadas, Author of

    December 2, 2014
    I want to share an extraordinary story with you about one of our Convention banquet keynote speakers, Rais Bhuiyan, a 'True American.' Days after 9/11, Rais was the victim of a hate crime and was nearly killed by Mark Stroman, an avowed “American terrorist.” After narrowly surviving the attack, Rais performed the Hajj (pilgrimage), undergoing a journey of soul-searching, mercy and forgiveness. That journey lead to the founding of his nonprofit, World Without Hate.

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  • MPAC Testified at US Commission on Civil Rights Hearing, Findings Published

    October 29, 2014
    Two years ago, I had the honor of testifying before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on the topic of "Federal Civil Rights Engagement with Arab and Muslim American Communities Post 9/11." I’m happy to announce that they have finally published their report and findings.

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  • Diversity in Law Enforcement is Essential to Good Policing

    September 8, 2014
    The death of 18 year-old Michael Brown last month grabbed national headlines not only because the life of an unarmed youth was tragically stolen, but because of the underlying racial tensions that it exposed in the community of Ferguson, Mo. However, the growing protests and subsequent coverage showed that the racial tensions exposed are, in fact, pervasive across the country.

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  • MPAC Releases Domestic Drones Policy Paper

    September 8, 2014
    MPAC published and released the latest of its policy papers today called “Domestic Drones: Implications for Privacy and Due Process in the United States.” The paper analyzes and discusses the concern that the recent proliferation of drones could have negative consequences on civil liberties.

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  • 2 Years After Oak Creek: What are We Doing about Hate Crimes?

    August 8, 2014
    This week marked the two-year anniversary of the Sikh gurdwara shooting in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, which took the lives of six community members: Satwant Singh Kaleka, Paramjit Kaur, Prakash Singh, Ranjit Singh, Sita Singh and Suveg Singh.

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  • MPAC Launches #ISpeakOutBecause Campaign

    August 7, 2014
    Today, MPAC launched a social media campaign called “#ISpeakOutBecause” to provide a platform for people of conscience to speak out for human rights.

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  • Al-Marayati Joins Hate Crime Community Dialogue

    August 7, 2014
    MPAC joined the South Coast Interfaith Council, local interfaith organizations and the Long Beach Police Department to dispel hatred and animosity at the “Community Dialogue on Hate Crime."

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  • Al-Marayati Speaks at Long Beach Hate Crime Press Conference

    July 31, 2014
    Last week, MPAC President Salam Al-Marayati, Community Outreach Fellow Marwa Abdelghani, I am Change Fellow Abeer Gaber, alongside interns Waffa Abu-Hajar and Hythem Sbita, attended a Long Beach Police Department press conference for a Muslim woman who recently experienced a hate crime.

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  • Support MPAC's Work to Eliminate Hatred

    July 25, 2014
    Let me tell you about a civil rights case we have been working on recently. At this moment, you might be thinking – “MPAC works on policy, not on civil rights, doesn’t it?” In reality, we leverage our government relations to directly defend and secure the rights of American Muslims, both to aid individuals and to shape policies that impact all of us.

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  • MPAC Strongly Condemns NSA, FBI Spying on American Muslim Leaders

    July 9, 2014
    This morning, The Intercept revealed that five high-profile American Muslims were subject to years-long secret surveillance by the FBI and NSA between the years 2002-2009. Documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden exposed that those targeted include: Faisal Gill, former Department of Homeland Security top advisor in the Bush Administration; Asim Ghafoor, well known defense attorney; Hooshang Amirahmadi, Iranian-American professor at Rutgers University; Agha Saeed, former political science professor at California State University; and Nihad Awad, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

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  • MPAC Joins LAPD in Answering Community Questions

    April 7, 2014
    Last Friday, Salam Al-Marayati, MPAC's President, presented the Safe Spaces Initiative, a campaign to provide American Muslim communities with tools for developing and maintaining a healthy community, at an LAPD community forum at the Islamic Center of Northridge.

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  • Youth, Parents Gather for 'Let's Be Honest' Forum

    April 7, 2014
    In late March, MPAC hosted a “Let’s Be Honest” forum with the Muslim Youth Group (MYG) of the Islamic Center of Southern California (ICSC). With the intent of tackling taboo topics such as drugs and alcohol, premarital sex and homosexuality, the forum, for the first time, brought together a panel of MYG members and elders.

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  • LAPD Wants to Better Serve Muslims: Take This Survey, Share Your Thoughts

    March 27, 2014
    A rare opportunity has arisen to collectively tell the LAPD how it can better serve the needs and interests of Muslim communities based in Los Angeles. Through a survey created by the University of Nevada, Reno, and the University of Massachusetts Lowell and helped framed by MPAC, the community is invited to share their thoughts in an effort to make our communities safer and foster a stronger relationship.

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  • Groundbreaking Forum Explores Impact of African Americans on Islam in America

    February 28, 2014
    Last night, the Muslim Public Affairs Council, in partnership with the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute in Washington, DC, hosted a groundbreaking forum celebrating Black History Month -- “Pioneers of Presence: The Legacies and Contributions of African American Muslims.”

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  • Court Ruling in Favor of NYPD Surveillance Further Erodes Civil Liberties

    February 24, 2014
    MPAC expressed its disappointment with a federal ruling that the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) surveillance of Muslims in New Jersey was “a lawful effort to prevent terrorism.” Eight plaintiffs brought the suit against New York City, claiming that the NYPD infringed on their civil liberties with its mass surveillance of Muslim communities in New Jersey.

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