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  • April 16, 2017
    Join our "Let's Be Honest" forum at the Islamic Center of Southern California (ICSC) moderated by MPAC's Edina Lekovic. "Let's Be Honest" is about breaking the silence between generations, cultures and genders.

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  • Looking for Real Change? Invest in Emerging Changemakers in Hollywood, Media & Policy by Investing in MPAC

    July 25, 2014
    In the giving spirit of Ramadan, please invest in the emerging voices of American Muslim filmmakers, journalists and policymakers by donating to MPAC Foundation today. Your donation will be tax deductible and is Zakat eligible.

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  • Want to Change the Status Quo? Support MPAC Young Leaders Program this Month

    July 19, 2014
    After attending the Government Young Leaders Summit, we cannot stress enough how important it is for the Summit to continue to provide access and train young American Muslim leaders in how to effectively engage with our policy makers and advance the political condition of American Muslims.

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  • Meet Government & Policy Intern Aisha Jama

    July 19, 2014
    Aisha Jama, a current senior at the University of Michigan, joined MPAC this summer as a government and policy intern in the Washington, DC office. With a double major in International Studies and Arabic, Aisha credits her involvement in student media organizations for prompting her move to DC to experience the crossroads of policy and media.

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  • Meet LA Communications Intern Mariam Syed

    July 10, 2014
    Mariam Syed is currently entering in her final year of high school and has joined MPAC this summer as a Communications and Marketing Intern in our LA office. Mariam’s interests in international affairs and journalism have encouraged her to establish a more secure bond between American Muslims and the public as well as inspired her to take a more active role in her community.

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  • Government & Policy Summit Brings Rising Stars to DC

    July 2, 2014
    Last week, 15 American Muslim college and graduate students from around the country traveled to Washington, DC, for MPAC’s 8th annual Government and Policy Summit. Over four days, they had the unique opportunity to learn about the policy-making process through high-level meetings with various leaders at the White House, federal agencies, Congress, think tanks and civic groups. Plus, they participated in leadership development workshops and learned about opportunities for their own career development in the arena of policymaking.

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  • Meet L.A. Government & Civic Intern Hythem Sbita

    June 27, 2014
    Hythem Sbita has joined MPAC as an intern this summer in government relations and civic engagement in our Los Angeles office. He is currently a graduate student at Pepperdine University completing a Masters of Public Policy.

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  • Launching New Muslim Artists & Creative Voices at Hollywood Summit

    June 27, 2014
    This week, 14 young American Muslims from all around the country spent four whirlwind days in Los Angeles for our 4th annual Young Leaders Hollywood Summit. This talented group of aspiring artists, filmmakers, actors and content creators had the priceless opportunity to meet with industry giants from CBS Television, Fox Studios, the Creative Artists Agency, the professional guilds, and YouTube Space LA. They also got to meet with successful American Muslims working in the industry, and built their own network to support one another as they launch their careers.

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  • Meet Government & Policy Intern Adnan Suleman

    June 19, 2014
    Adnan Suleman, a rising third year law student at Tulane University Law School, has joined MPAC as a summer government and policy intern. Adnan's interest in applying his legal training and political science background to substantive policy work has brought him to MPAC.

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  • MPAC & Averroes High School Partner for Civic Engagement Summit in DC

    June 12, 2014
    Last week, nine delegates from California’s Averroes High School traveled to Washington, DC, to experience three days of MPAC’s Civic Engagement Summit. Delegates received leadership training and had the opportunity to meet with the White House Office of Public Engagement, the U.S. Department of State, Rock the Vote, Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office, as well as Congressman Mike Honda’s office.

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  • Meet Lily Purqurian, New Policy Intern in DC

    June 12, 2014
    Lily Purqurian is currently a student of Political Science and International Relations at Boston University with a double minor in French and Arabic. Originally from San Diego, CA, her passion for public service has brought her to Washington, DC to serve as a Summer 2014 Government and Policy Intern.

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  • MPAC Brings “Let’s Be Honest” Forum to UC Irvine

    May 15, 2014
    This week, the Muslim Student Union at UC Irvine and MPAC partnered to host a community forum called “Let's Be Honest: Getting Beyond the Taboos of Our Community" with MPAC President Salam Al-Marayati, marriage and family therapist Noha Alshugairi, Islamic Center of Irvine Resident Scholar Sheikh Jamaal Diwan and MSU alum Zainab Nazar Khan.

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  • Lekovic Talks to 500+ SoCal Students at MSA UCLA’s College Day

    April 17, 2014
    Last weekend, MPAC’s Director of Policy and Programming Edina Lekovic had the honor of serving as a keynote speaker at the 18th annual UCLA College Day hosted by the Muslim Students Association, alongside USC Director of Muslim Student Life Ali Mir.

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  • Elshishtawy Talks to J Street U Student Leaders

    April 17, 2014
    MPAC’s National Policy Analyst Hoda Elshishtawy was recently invited to speak at J Street U’s Town Hall at Johns Hopkins University. The event, “Homeland and Diaspora: Political Developments in the Palestinian Territories and Arab American Communities,” was attended by over 120 J Street U student leaders from across the nation.

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  • MPAC Young Leader Named a Soros Fellow for New Americans

    April 17, 2014
    MPAC is proud to announce that Young Leaders alum Salmah Rizvi has been named a 2014 recipient of the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. The fellowship program, founded in 1998, supports up to two years of graduate study in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States.

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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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  • Intersection of Spirituality & Social Justice Brought Ncube to MPAC

    April 2, 2014
    This past fall and currently this spring term, Gabbi Ncube has been interning with MPAC in communication, marketing and media. Originally from Tempe, AZ, Ncube is a third year student at Occidental College in Los Angeles. She is working toward her major in media arts and culture, with a focus on media production and screenwriting, and a minor in critical theory and social justice.

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  • Alawa, Abdul-Qadir Elected to Helm Young Leaders Steering Committee

    March 26, 2014
    Last week, elections wrapped up for MPAC's Young Leaders Steering Committee, and we are honored to announce that the Laila Alawa and Yusuf Abdul-Qadir were elected as the committee's chairwoman and vice chairman, respectively.

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  • Public Policy Is Laila Alawa's True Passion

    March 20, 2014
    Laila Alawa, a 2012 graduate from Wellesley College in psychology and education studies, is MPAC's Spring Government and Public Policy Intern in the Washington, DC, office. Through her research and work post-graduation at Princeton University, Alawa realized she wanted to devote her time to working for the American Muslim community, which led her to move to DC to pursue her dreams of public policy, media and social enterprise and find a home at MPAC.

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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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