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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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  •   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.

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  • 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.

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  • MPAC Rep Participates in Google+ Hangout with President Obama

    February 3, 2014
    On Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, Riham Osman, MPAC’s Washington, DC, Program Assistant, joined eight Americans across the country for the first “Virtual Road Trip with President Barack Obama on Google+” Hangout three days after his State of the Union address. From the Roosevelt Room of the White House, President Obama responded directly to questions posed by diverse Americans about issues he laid out in his speech.

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  • Mohiuddin Discusses Muslim Community Relations with Azusa Pacific Students

    November 26, 2013
    Last week, MPAC's Communications Coordinator, Marium Mohiuddin, spoke to a class at Azusa Pacific University, a Christian university in Southern California, about the Muslim community in Southern California and how the religion of Islam affects community relations.

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  • 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."

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  • 90 Young Leaders Complete 5 Young Leaders Summits

    November 19, 2013
    With more than 90 young leaders in attendance from all over the U.S. and Canada, our five Young Leaders Summits this summer inspired and empowered American Muslim students to make a difference in government and policy, media, Hollywood, Silicon Valley and their local civic sphere. Next up, we're expecting about 50 alumni to gather for our Young Leaders Reunion at our convention next month.

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  • MPAC & Irvine Mosque Discuss Taboo Topics at ‘Let’s Be Honest’ Forum

    October 1, 2013
    On Friday, Sept. 27, the Islamic Center of Irvine (ICOI) and MPAC partnered to host a packed community forum called “Let's Be Honest: Getting Beyond the Taboos of Our Community." The conversation featured MPAC President Salam Al-Marayati, marriage and family therapist Noha Alshugairi, ICOI Resident Scholar Sheikh Jamaal Diwan and Program Services Manager at Girls Inc., Noreen Rahman.

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  • From Young Age, Iqbal Has Been Interested in Faith-Based Policy Work

    September 23, 2013
    Aisha Iqbal is currently a sophomore at the George Washington University pursuing a dual-degree in international affairs and economics and is MPAC's new fall intern in the Washington, DC, office.

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  • 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."

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  • Artists Bring Immigration Experience to Life

    September 11, 2013
    Last month, MPAC kicked off its national immigration reform campaign with a spoken word night in Washington, DC. Titled "The Documented Word for Undocumented People," the event highlighted the stories of DREAMers, immigrants and supporters of immigration reform before a packed audience at Busboys and Poets.

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  • MPAC & MYG Pair Up for LA Civic Summit

    September 7, 2013
    Shortly after Ramadan concluded and before the school year began, 18 delegates gathered in Los Angeles for three days of adventure at Young Leaders Civic Summit. Giving youth a behind-the-scenes look at our society’s nerve centers -- media, Hollywood and government -- delegates met with dozens of industry insiders, executives, thinkers and leaders.

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  • First Silicon Valley Summit Gives Young Entrepreneurs Tools for Social Good

    September 7, 2013
    In late August, MPAC’s Young Leaders Program crossed another milestone when it held its first-ever Young Leaders Silicon Valley Summit in San Francisco to teach young American Muslims how to leverage technology and innovation for social good.

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  • Meet Sara Alzamani, MPAC's Summer Policy & Research Intern

    August 28, 2013
    Sara Zamani is MPAC's Summer 2013 Government Intern. She has been living in the U.S. for less than 3 years and is majoring in religious studies at Claremont Graduate School.

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  • Connect with MPAC @ ISNA

    August 27, 2013
    The 50th Annual ISNA Convention is this weekend with tens of thousands of American Muslims expected to converge in our nation's capital. This is a great time for MPAC's Young Leaders alumni to reconnect, re-engage and reunite!

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  • Shatila's Goal is To Be a UNICEF Ambassador

    August 22, 2013
    Nesreen Shatila recently graduated from John Burroughs High School in Burbank, CA, and joined MPAC this summer as the Young Leaders Intern under Edina Lekovic, the Director of Policy and Programming, before she starts her first year of college.

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  • A Hands On Experience that Changed Erickson’s Future

    August 22, 2013
    Sara Erickson, a 15-year-old from Danbury, CT, shares how the LA Civic Summit helped her deal with her fears of engaging in conversation and go for her career goal of joining the police department.

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  • Fine-Tuning Her Activism Skills Is Din's Internship Priority

    August 14, 2013
    Henna Din is a sophomore at Moorpark College studying public health. She wants to take her activism to the next level and fine-tune her skills.

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  • Shatila, Summer 2013 Intern, Has Dedicated Life to Volunteering & Activism

    August 5, 2013
    Nuor Shatila has spent her life dedicated to volunteering and activism. It was her work with her community that inspired her to pursue a career in media. After finishing her first year at University of California, Riverside, Shatila declared a media and cultural studies major.

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  • Wadood, Govt Intern, Has a Strong Passion for Fighting for Civil Rights

    August 5, 2013
    Ramis Wadood, a summer 2013 Government Intern at MPAC's DC office, is a sophomore at Columbia University majoring in political science with a focus on international politics. In his role as a community leader and local activist, Wadood is constantly looking for opportunities to contribute to his society and train future leaders.

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