Last weekend, about 25 Muslim high school and college students attended a two-day civic summit organized by the Muslim Youth Group of the Islamic Center of Southern California (ICSC) and MPAC.
The summit provided participants with an opportunity… Continue reading
By: Marium Mohiuddin
MPAC’s 21st Annual Media Awards will be presented to the Academy Award winning documentary ”Saving Face,” Sundance Film Festival winner ”Kinyarwanda” and TLC on Sunday, May 13 in Los Angeles.
Each year, in coordination with the MPAC Foundation, MPAC’s Media Awards… Continue reading
Experts Expose Realities of Religious Minorities in Muslim-Majority Countries During Standing-Room Only Forum
By: Marium Mohiuddin
(Los Angeles – 4/18/12) — On Sunday, April 15, the Muslim Public Affairs Council brought together a panel of scholars and human rights advocates to discuss the realities of religious minorities in Muslim-majority countries.
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By: Aziza Hassan, MPAC
(Los Angeles – 4/9/12) — On Sunday, April 15, the Muslim Public Affairs Council is hosting a special symposium on “Minority Rights in Muslim Countries” at the Islamic Center of Southern California to discuss the meaning… Continue reading
The Islamic Center of Southern California would like to convey its deepest condolences to the family, friends, and community of sister Shaima Alawadi, a local SoCal Muslim woman of Iraqi origin. Her brutal beating and murder appear to… Continue reading
The Muslim Public Affairs Council’s Hollywood Bureau announced today it is hosting its first actor’s workshop for those pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. The four-hour intensive workshop will give actors the edge they need to get ahead in the often competitive field. Get your head shots and resumes ready, and prepare for a day of hands-on instructions from two of Hollywood’s most influential acting coaches.
“MPAC’s Hollywood Bureau serves as a vehicle for aspiring artists who may not have access to these types of insiders and opportunities,” said Deana Nassar, MPAC’s Hollywood Liaison. “We are excited to see Muslim Americans enter into the field, and we are here to help their endeavors. In this past year after the success of our screenwriter’s workshop, MPAC’s Hollywood Bureau is proud of the opportunities we can bring from the relationships we have nurtured.”
The intensive workshop will include two sessions. The first session will be taught by veteran acting coach Scott Sedita, who has had more than 25 years of experience in the entertainment industry. Sedita began his career in New York as a talent agent, where he helped launch the careers of many of today’s top stars, including Courteney Cox (“Friends”), Matt LeBlanc (“Friends”), Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: SVU”), and Vincent D’Onofrio (“Law & Order: CI.” Sedita will be speaking about the business of acting, the reality of the industry and how to successfully navigate your way through the Hollywood waters.