United States Of America (Country)

HIGHLIGHTS: Fast Forward: Short Talks By Muslims Making Big Change

american muslims
Fast Forward
Muslim (Literature Subject)
Muslim ARC
muslim public affairs council
Religion (TV Genre)
Southern California
United States Of America (Country)
On October 27, 2015 By MPAC
In this 3rd annual Fast Fwd Forum, we focus on the points of light leading the way toward an American Muslim community that is open, compassionate and making progress in projecting the real Islam to the world. We highlight five young professionals who are taking innovative and effective action on long-ignored issues. These 10-minute talks start from "I believe change is possible because..." and connect to telling our stories online, creating racially inclusive Muslim spaces, providing addicts with compassion and care, building authentic relationships between Muslims and Jews and fostering healthy communities. Presenters: Margari Aziza - Cofounder and Program Director of the Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative Sahar Jahani - Production Coordinator at YouTube Space LA Ali Jakvani - President of Young Muslim American Leaders Advisory Council Saaliha Khan - Communications & Project Manager of NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change Arbazz Muhammad - Executive Director of the Sahaba Initiative Moderator: Marwa Abdelghani - MPAC
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Keynote by Rais Buhyian, Subject of “The True American”

Anand Giridharadas
Rais Buhyian
The New York Times (Newspaper)
The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas
United States Of America (Country)
On December 31, 2014 By MPAC
-- Keynote from MPAC's 2014 Convention -- Listen to American Muslim, Rais Buhyian, talk about his inspiring journey of mercy and redemption. Bhuiyan is a renowned peace activist, most widely recognized for his efforts to prevent the execution of white-supremacist, Mark Stroman who shot Bhuiyan in a spree of vengeance just ten days after the 9/11 attacks in 2001. Bhuiyan responded to this traumatic event by forgiving his attacker and spearheading a campaign, World Without Hate, which aims to raise cross-cultural awareness of victims who have suffered from such hate crimes.
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