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  • Edina Lekovic to Speak at Southern California Women's Roundtable

    March 7, 2017
    MPAC's Edina Lekovic will join a panel discussion on March 7 with other female leaders to exchange ideas on how to come together to promote equality, justice, and understanding. The event is free, but registration is required.

  • Horror of Canadian Parliament Shooting

    October 23, 2014
    MPAC condemns the criminal behavior and actions committed by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau on Parliament Hill yesterday in Ottawa, Canada. We offer our condolences to the family members of Cpl. Nathan Cirrillo and victims who were injured during the heinous attack. We stand in solidarity with the Canadian people.

  • ISIS Execution of American Journalist Underscores Need to Combat Extremism

    August 20, 2014
    The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) condemns the barbaric execution of American Journalist James Foley by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and urges all people of conscience to take a stand against extremism. Mr. Foley was a journalist who courageously covered the atrocities against the Syrian people. We offer our condolences to his family and friends

  • Join Lekovic at #BringBackOurGirls Interfaith Vigil in L.A.

    June 10, 2014
    As the world anxiously awaits the return of nearly 300 kidnapped school girls to their families in Nigeria, MPAC is joining forces with Los Angeles’ interfaith community for the #BringBackOurGirls Interfaith Vigil and Call to Action on Tuesday, June 10 at 7 p.m. at Wilshire Boulevard Temple.

  • Safe Spaces Endorsed by Against Violent Extremism Network

    May 15, 2014
    The Against Violent Extremism (AVE) Network, a global network tackling violent extremism, featured MPAC’s Safe Spaces Initiative in their April newsletter as a “Project Spotlight.” The AVE Network is made up of former extremists and survivors of extremism working together to prevent violent extremism. They are unique in their use of technology to “connect, exchange, disseminate and influence all forms of violent extremism.”

  • MPAC Condemns Boko Haram’s Kidnapping of Nigerian Schoolgirls

    May 6, 2014
    MPAC today condemned the repugnant actions of Boko Haram, which claimed responsibility for kidnapping over 300 teenage schoolgirls from a school in Nigeria three weeks ago. Boko Haram, which translates as “Western education is sinful,” has once again violated core Islamic teachings that value all human life as sacred, prohibit depriving people of their basic freedoms, and mandate seeking knowledge as an obligatory duty of every Muslim.

  • MPAC Partners with the White House Hosting Groundbreaking Women’s Forum

    April 17, 2014
    MPAC's recent partnership with the White House to host a historic forum recognizing the contributions of American Muslim women brought together successful women from across the country to the White House. During the event, titled “Beyond the Ceiling: Groundbreaking Voices of American Muslim Women,” MPAC and the White House recognized over 80 American Muslim women in the fields of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), business development, government, communications and entrepreneurship.

  • MPAC Holds Press Conference on 'Safe Spaces Initiative' at National Press Club

    April 14, 2014
    Today, MPAC held a press conference alongside notable Muslim community leaders at the National Press Club to announce a new campaign to actively prevent violent extremism. Called the Safe Spaces Initiative, the campaign is the first major national grassroots effort to equip American Muslim community and campus leaders with practical tools for developing healthy communities as well as intervention strategies for troubled individuals.

  • MPAC and the White House Celebrate the Contributions of American Muslim Women

    March 28, 2014
    As Women's History month draws to a close, MPAC and the White House recognized American Muslim women and their accomplishments in the fields of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), business development, government, communications and entrepreneurship. Today's event brought together more than 70 successful women from across the country to the White House.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  •   MPAC Congratulates the Academy for Recognizing  Diverse Talent at Oscars

    March 3, 2014
    MPAC would like to thank the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for recognizing the immense talents of diverse actors and filmmakers with multiple nominations at last night’s 86th annual Academy Awards celebration.

  • Jalloh Hopes to Empower Community as MPAC's New Policy Intern

    February 26, 2014
    Hailing from Gaithersburg, MD, Salimatu Jalloh is MPAC's new policy and legislature intern in the DC office. Graduating from the University of Maryland, College Park, in May 2013, with a degree in government and politics, Jalloh became interested in advocacy civic engagement through her work with Terps for Change, a campus service organization that focuses on addressing poverty, homelessness and education inequalities.

  • NPR Interviews Lekovic About Women in American Mosques

    January 15, 2014
    On Wednesday, Jan. 15, Edina Lekovic, MPAC’s Director of Policy and Programming, was featured in a story on NPR’s All Things Considered, which focused on the physical and symbolic space for women in American mosques.

  • MPAC to Release ‘Declaration Against Extremism’ at Friday Press Conference

    December 11, 2013
    This Friday, MPAC will be joined by prominent American Muslim leaders for a press conference to stand together and sign a “Declaration Against Extremism,” a document authored by MPAC Senior Adviser, Dr. Maher Hathout, reflecting upon his thoughts and priorities.

  • Mohiuddin Moderates Panel on Pakistani Identity at PAYPC Conference

    November 20, 2013
    Over the weekend, Marium Mohiuddin, MPAC's Communications Coordinator, moderated the opening session at the 2nd Annual Pakistani American Young Professionals Conference (PAYPC) in Los Angeles. Joined by screenwriters and producers Kamran Pasha and Sameer Gardezi, Mohiuddin, a Pakistani American, moderated a panel on "Exploring the Pakistani American Identity and Community Relations."

  • MPAC Sends Letter of Condolence to TSA Director Pistole

    November 7, 2013
    Earlier this week, MPAC sent a letter to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Director John Pistole offering condolences following the shooting last week at Los Angeles International Airport that left one TSA officer dead and wounded six others.

  • MPAC to Release Declaration Against Extremism

    October 29, 2013
    On Saturday, Nov. 2, MPAC will release the “Declaration Against Extremism,” authored by MPAC’s co-founder and senior adviser Dr. Maher Hathout, which defines the dangers of extremism and issues a clarion call for action.

  • San Gabriel Mosque Holds Packed ‘Let’s Be Honest’ Town Hall

    September 23, 2013
    On Friday, Sept. 20, the Islamic Center of San Gabriel Valley (ICSGV) and MPAC partnered to host a packed community forum called “Let's Be Honest: Getting Beyond the Taboos of Our Community."

  • Nour Advocates for Women Empowerment in Politics

    July 28, 2013
    Lena Nour, MPAC's Summer 2013 Government Intern, is a sophomore at George Mason University majoring in government and international politics, where she’s found her passion at the cross section of civic engagement and social justice.


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