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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • MPAC Encourages IECOC Youth to Be More Civically Engaged

    September 11, 2013
    Earlier this month, Edina Lekovic, Director of Policy & Programming, and Cherif Abou El Fadl, Community Outreach Fellow, met with the Islamic Education Center of Orange County for a follow-up meeting to the first “I Am Change” workshop held a month before.

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  • 12 Years Later: Remembering the Victims of 9/11

    September 11, 2013
    Today, MPAC stands in unity with all Americans in commemorating 9/11, a day of national importance. We honor the memory of the victims of the attacks and their family members and remember the sacrifice of all the first-responders.

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  • Connect with MPAC @ ISNA

    August 27, 2013
    The 50th Annual ISNA Convention is this weekend with tens of thousands of American Muslims expected to converge in our nation's capital. This is a great time for MPAC's Young Leaders alumni to reconnect, re-engage and reunite!

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  • A Hands On Experience that Changed Erickson’s Future

    August 22, 2013
    Sara Erickson, a 15-year-old from Danbury, CT, shares how the LA Civic Summit helped her deal with her fears of engaging in conversation and go for her career goal of joining the police department.

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  • Congress in Recess - Schedule Meetings in District Office Now!

    August 13, 2013
    During the next few weeks, your senators and representative will be home working in their district offices. Take advantage of the Congressional recess by reaching out to your elected official to discuss issues that are important to you! Here are some easy and effective ways to schedule a meeting.

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  • Shatila, Summer 2013 Intern, Has Dedicated Life to Volunteering & Activism

    August 5, 2013
    Nuor Shatila has spent her life dedicated to volunteering and activism. It was her work with her community that inspired her to pursue a career in media. After finishing her first year at University of California, Riverside, Shatila declared a media and cultural studies major.

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