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  • Donate to the Boston Solidarity Fund

    April 18, 2013
    In showing support through this sad and difficult time, the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) with a few other Muslim organizations are standing together to offer our condolences and assistance to the Boston community, through the Boston Solidarity Fund.

  • St. Bonaventure University to Honor MPAC-WNY President

    April 11, 2013
    St. Bonaventure University, one of the oldest and recognized universities in the country, has announced that Dr. Khalid J. Qazi, the President of MPAC-WNY, will be honored with the Annual Gaudete Awards on April 18, 2013. We congratulate Dr. Qazi on this special recognition.

  • Wilson Center Features American Muslim Public Officials

    April 4, 2013
    Recently, the Wilson Center in Washington, DC held a half-day conference with American Muslim public officials, where MPAC was recognized for its role in advancing Muslim political participation. The Center featured public officials from around the country: Judges Halim Dhanidina and David Shaheed; Mayors Abdul Haidous, Mohammed Hameeduddin and Wayne Smith; and City Council Member Robert Jackson.

  • Al-Marayati Attends Obama’s Immigration Speech

    January 29, 2013
    On Tuesday, Jan. 29, MPAC announced on the heels of MPAC President Salam Al-Marayati’s attendance of President Barack Obama’s speech on comprehensive immigration reform in Las Vegas, it will be launching a national campaign on immigration reform in coming weeks. SEE: President Ob

  • Who Should MPAC Honor at the 22nd Annual Media Awards?

    January 9, 2013
    MPAC's Hollywood Bureau today launched its nomination process for its upcoming 21st Annual Media Awards. MPAC's Media Awards honor artists, actors, activists and executives as “voices of courage and conscience”, who use art and media to create enriching and humanizing portrayals of Islam and Muslims, promote diversity and social justice issues and inspire action.

  • Lekovic Speaks at RIS Convention in Toronto

    January 3, 2013
    Just before Christmas, Edina Lekovic, MPAC's Director of Policy and Programming, traveled to Toronto for the 11th Annual Reviving the Islamic Spirit Conference (RIS). Before an audience of more than 15,000 people, she explored the topic “I’m Innocent, I’ve Been Framed: When Others Frame Your Picture.”

  • Can You Live on $4.50/day for Food for Three Days?

    December 1, 2012
    MPAC's Young Leaders Program is taking part in an initiative that is creating buzz around our nation’scurrent fiscal cliff situation – the Food Stamp Challenge. From Tuesday, Dec. 4, throughThursday, Dec. 6, 2012, MPAC invites you to accept the Food Stamp Challenge.

  • Scholars Address Taboo Subjects at MPAC’s ‘Let’s Be Honest’ event

    November 16, 2012
    Last Sunday afternoon with more than 150 people gathered, four prominent Muslim speakers came together to address taboo topics at MPAC's "Let's Be Honest: Getting Beyond the Taboos of Our Community."

  • Mohiuddin Moderates Panel about Pakistani American Identity

    November 16, 2012
    Last week, Marium Mohiuddin, MPAC's Communication Coordinator, moderated a panel discussion at the Pakistani American Youth and Young Professionals Conference with five prominent Southern California Pakistani Americans about their identity and the community.

  • Let's Be Honest: Getting Beyond the Taboos of Our Community

    November 11, 2012
    Join us on Sunday, 11.11.12, at 11 a.m. for an honest discussion on hot button issues facing our community. Moderated by Dr. Laila Al-Marayati, the conversation will feature USC Islamic Thought and Culture professor Dr. Sherman Jackson, marriage and family counselor Munira Ezzeldine, Sheikh Said Seddouk, imam of the Islamic Center of San Gabriel Valley, and MPAC’s Director of Policy and Programming Edina Lekovic.

  • MPAC to Launch NYC & DC Metro Ads Opposing Racism & Bigotry

    October 18, 2012
    On Monday, Oct. 22, the NYC subway system will feature ads by MPAC, which is an effort to counter the recent hateful and divisive ad released by Pamela Geller’s organization, AFDI. One week later, on Monday, Oct. 29, the Metro system in DC, will post the same ads on WMATA buses across the DC, Virginia and Maryland areas.

  • Hussein Speaks About Racial Profiling at MAS-Atlanta Family Camp

    October 3, 2012
    This past weekend, Yasmin Hussein, MPAC’s Young Leaders Program Coordinator, spoke at the MAS Annual Family Camp in Atlanta. With more than 100 attendees at the camp, Hussein led a discussion with a largely youth-aged group discussing ways to improve the perception of Muslims in America.

  • MPAC Endorses MercyMail Campaign

    September 24, 2012
    MPAC endorses the MercyMail Campaign and encourages all concerned citizens to send condolences to U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens’ family. The campaign has generated more than 6,000 letters to date and MPAC encourages communities to continue to send their letters until midnight, Tuesday, Sept. 25.

  • MPAC Partners with ICSC for 2-day Civic Summit

    August 30, 2012
    Last weekend, about 25 Muslim high school and college students attended a two-day civic summit organized by the Muslim Youth Group of the Islamic Center of Southern California (ICSC) and MPAC.

  • Interfaith Attendees Gather for 7th Annual Tent of Abraham

    August 23, 2012
    Earlier this month, MPAC-WNY celebrated its 7th Annual “Tent of Abraham" event, an interfaith dinner (breaking of the fast) and dialogue between Jews, Muslims and Christians in Buffalo, NY, that celebrates the holy month of Ramadan.

  • Experts Discuss Impact of Hate & Safety Tips on MPAC Teleconferences

    August 16, 2012
    Last night and today, MPAC hosted two teleconferences for American Muslims around the country to understand on the real world damage caused by recent hate rhetoric and learn what they can do to safeguard their mosques, schools and communities.

  • When a Culture of Hate Turns to Violence

    August 10, 2012
    In a climate of increasing fear-based rhetoric by public officials, we have seen a rise in hate crimes against American Muslims and Americans perceived to be Muslim. It's certain media outlets that are playing into the paradigm of ignorance and hate. demise of our national strength.

  • Apply Now for Fall 2012 Internship in DC or LA

    July 27, 2012
    Are you interested in making your mark on today’s important issues and getting your voice heard? Then apply to join MPAC’s internship program. We are seeking undergraduate and graduate students for our Fall 2012 Semester Internship Program. The deadline to apply is Friday, August 17

  • 600+ Attend 'Let's Be Honest', A Frank Discussion about Taboo Subjects

    July 12, 2012
    Last night, the Muslim Public Affairs Council along with the All Dulles American Muslims (ADAMS) Center Youth Group hosted a groundbreaking event – “Let's Be Honest: Getting Beyond the Taboos of Our Community.” With more than 600 attendees, the main hall of the ADAMS Center was standing-room only for the energetic discussions.

  • 'The Light in Her Eyes' Premieres Thursday (7/19) on PBS

    July 11, 2012
    On Thursday, July 19, “The Light in Her Eyes,” will have its national broadcast premiere at 10 p.m. on PBS. The touching documentary, follows Houda al-Habash, a Muslim Syrian woman who, at the age of 17, goes against tradition and opens a Quran school for girls in a downtown mosque.


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