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  • Join MPAC for Book Reading with Rep. Keith Ellison

    July 10, 2014
    MPAC is co-sponsoring a discussion and book signing with Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) on Tuesday, July 15 with Busboys and Poets, Cnvrgnc, iEmerge786 and Crescent Moon Nights. Ellison will share his experiences as the first Muslim elected to Congress in his book "My Country 'Tis of Thee: My Family, My Faith, Our Future."

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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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  • HBO Documentary 'Newburgh Sting' Begs for Police Reform in Muslim Communities

    June 20, 2014
    Yesterday, MPAC President Salam Al-Marayati participated in a panel discussion following a screening of HBO’s new documentary “The Newburgh Sting” at the AFI Docs Documentary Festival in Washington, DC.The documentary, which will debut on HBO on July 21, reveals the FBI’s involvement in the domestic terror case of the “Newburgh Four,” which targeted a Muslim community in the disadvantaged neighborhood of Newburgh, NY and lured individuals into agreeing to commit acts of terrorism.

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  • DHS Secretary Applauds Safe Spaces Initiative

    June 17, 2014
    During a meeting of American Muslim and Syrian leaders in Chicago on Friday, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson applauded the Muslim Public Affairs Council for launching its community-based Safe Spaces Initiative.

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  • Join MPAC for LA County Election Forum This Sunday

    May 2, 2014
    This weekend, MPAC will host the first of its Election Forums ahead of two key races in Los Angeles County. We will bring together candidates vying for L.A. County Sheriff and the L.A. Board of Supervisors at the Islamic Center of Southern California on Sunday, May 4 at 11:45 a.m. Join us for your chance to meet the candidates, learn about their priorities and ask them your questions.

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  • MPAC Debuts 'American Muslims Get… Happy!'

    May 2, 2014
    Today, MPAC proudly released “American Muslims Get… Happy,” a music video set against the backdrop of “Happy” by Pharrell Williams. The video features American Muslims from all across the United States.

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  • Standing in Solidarity with American Jews in the Face of Kansas City Hate Killings

    April 17, 2014
    On the eve of Passover, MPAC sent its condolences and prayers to the victims and families of those killed and injured in Sunday’s horrific shootings in Kansas City. We stand together with the American Jewish community against this act of hate.

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  • MPAC Welcomes NYPD Decision to End Mass Surveillance of Muslim Communities

    April 16, 2014
    MPAC applauds the decision of the New York Police Department to abandon its secretive mass surveillance programs that had specifically targeted the Muslim community of New York City and surrounding areas.

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  • Remembering the Victims, Staying #BostonStrong

    April 15, 2014
    On this first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, MPAC expresses its condolences and prayers with the loved ones of those who were killed and injured in this senseless attack.

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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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  • MPAC Kicks Off 'Safe Spaces Initiative' with Panel Discussion

    March 26, 2014
    Last week, Haris Tarin, the Director of MPAC's Washington, DC, office, partnered with Alejandro Beutel, an independent research consultant and analyst, who specializes in countering violent extremism and , for a panel discussion, “God Loves the Just: American Muslims Tackling Extremism and the Path to Violence," at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START).

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  • Congress is in Recess! Schedule a Meeting with Your Representative

    March 20, 2014
    This week, while your members of Congress are at home working in their district offices, take advantage of the recess by contacting your elected official to discuss issues that are important to you!

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  • SoCal Community Leaders Sign Up to Bring MPAC's 'I Am Change' Program to Their Communities

    March 20, 2014
    On Satuday, March 8, more than a dozen Southern California Muslim community leaders from across the region gathered at MPAC's office for brunch and a discussion about issues affecting our community, such as racism, youth engagement and apathy, and to gain a better understanding of MPAC's work and services.

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  • Passion for Art, Helping Community Brought Ahyaudin to MPAC

    March 19, 2014
    A self confessed dreamer, Afiq Ahyaudin has worked with MPAC for about a year, from volunteering to attending the 2013 Young Leaders Civic Summit. This spring, Ahyaudin rejoins the MPAC team as a Spring Graphics and Communications Intern.

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  • SoCal Women & Girls Gather for Rejuvenating Retreat & Learn to Make Their Voices Heard

    March 17, 2014
    On March 15, 2014, more than 80 women and girls gathered for the successful 2nd Annual Women and Girls Retreat co-sponsored by MPAC, the Islamic Center of Irvine (ICOI) and New Horizon Irvine (NHI). Focusing on the theme of “Making Our Voices Heard,” nine dynamic and inspiring speakers shared their knowledge and know-how to empower the participants to be inspired by the legacy of women before them, identify their dreams, support each other to pursue them, and be able to share their stories effectively.

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  • Watch MPAC’s Lekovic on ‘Dr. Phil’ Explaining Islamic Teachings

    March 4, 2014
    On Monday, March 3, the “Dr. Phil Show” aired an episode called “I’m Worried My Daughter May Turn into a Terrorist” which featured Edina Lekovic, MPAC's Director of Policy and Programming. The segment focuses on a mother and daughter, Darlene and Abby, who became estranged after the daughter converted to Islam two years ago. Lekovic sheds light on the teachings of Islam and dispels misconceptions about Muslims.

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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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  • WANTED: Muslim Writers for TV Screenwriters Workshop

    February 26, 2014
    MPAC is excited to announce it is partnering with Disney/ABC Television Group to offer a one-day TV screenwriters workshop this spring in order to identify and empower American Muslims who want to pursue a career in writing for series TV.

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