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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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  • New Racial Profiling Guidance Remains More of the Same

    December 11, 2014
    This week, Attorney General Eric Holder released the revised “Guidance Regarding the Use of Race by Federal Law Enforcement Agencies,” expanding the guidance to now include a ban on religion, national origin, sexual orientation and gender. While this week’s release was welcomed by MPAC and other national civil rights and faith-based organizations working to improve federal profiling guidance, it included troubling exemptions and loopholes.

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  • Ferguson: Confronting

    November 26, 2014
    Last night’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson for fatally shooting 18-year-old unarmed Michael Brown came as an immense disappointment to many. There are on-going issues that we as Americans need to deal with as a result of years of institutional racism and systemic biases toward communities of color.

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  • Jerusalem: More Divided Than Ever

    November 21, 2014
    The continued rising tensions in Jerusalem between Israelis and Palestinians is feeding the environment of animosity that already exists as a result of aggressive Israeli policies.

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  • Will the 114th Congress Deliver or Disappoint?

    November 13, 2014
    Between 2006 and now, Americans have been dealing with a constant shift between a Republican and Democratic-led Congress. This Congressional pendulum has led to new people and (sometimes) new voices going through a revolving door of uncertain lawmaking.

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  • Leadership Forum with American Muslim Communities

    November 11, 2014
    Every week is busy at MPAC, but last week was especially busy! For the past couple of years, the American Muslim community has been facing challenges regarding issues of national security, surveillance, foreign policy and public perception. The day following the midterm elections, American Muslims from around the country came together to strategize how we can collectively overcome issues that impact our communities. In partnership with the New America Foundation, we convened over 50 American Muslims from across the nation for a leadership forum called “Policy Challenges and Opportunities Facing American Muslim Communities.”

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  • Communities of the Willing Working for Religious Freedom for All: An Interview with Chris Seiple

    October 30, 2014
    In this week’s special edition of MPAC’s DC News and Views, we interviewed Chris Seiple, President of the Institute for Global Engagement (IGE) about his recent trip to the Middle East where he witnessed first-hand the plight of religious minorities due to the continued unrest in the region as a result of the terrorist group, ISIS.

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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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  • Rehabilitation or Retribution? Tackling Violent Extremism in America

    October 24, 2014
    Global terrorism has created concerns for governments around the world regarding their citizens traveling to countries such as Iraq and Syria to fight with groups like ISIS. Focusing on access to social services, including mental health services, education and employment opportunities serves both as an intervention and prevention approach to tackling countering violent extremism head-on.

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  • Empowering American Muslim Voices for Reform

    October 16, 2014
    American Muslims have proven to be invaluable in countering extremists and their ideology. Yet, with the solution (American Muslims) imploring the masses to have their voices heard, there are very real challenges and obstacles for change.

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  • Addressing Hysteria Through Representation

    October 9, 2014
    Having one-sided conversations about Islam and Muslims without the presence or representation of Muslims is extremely counterproductive to debunking the myths surrounding the faith and its followers.

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  • Questions Remain for the Next Attorney General

    October 2, 2014
    Eric Holder, the nation’s first African American attorney general (AG) has announced his resignation from the post following a turbulent five-and-a-half year tenure focusing on civil rights, national security and quelling racial tensions. A number of unanswered questions remain for the next AG.

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  • Setting the Record Straight on Violent Extremism on C-SPAN

    October 1, 2014
    This week we had the opportunity to set the record straight to millions of Americans by going live on C-SPAN to talk directly about Islam and the unfortunate reality that it is being tarnished by groups like ISIS.

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  • Obama Applauds and Admonishes Muslims in UN Speech

    September 25, 2014
    President Obama’s statement at the United Nations General Assembly this week focused on “defining questions at the root of many of [our] challenges.” Islam and Muslims were the centerpiece of his remarks.

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  • Partnering with the State Department to Ensure Protection of American Muslims

    September 19, 2014
    Our National Policy Analyst Hoda Elshishtawy attended a meeting at the State Department this week regarding the protection of American Muslims traveling to Saudi Arabia for hajj. The impetus for the meeting was to prevent any attack on American Muslims while performing the hajj. Last year, a group of American Muslims from Michigan were harassed and attacked by a group of Australians. Read more to find out what happened at the meeting!

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  • Defeating ISIL Will Take More than Military Might

    September 18, 2014
    The House Intelligence Committee held a hearing to “Examine Threats Posed by ISIL, al Qaeda and other Islamic Extremists.” The hearing featured three witnesses who chose to focus much of their commentary on military options to defeat ISIL.

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